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It’s no secret that recent efforts to develop a new parking garage on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, has brought on much debate.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:26pm

Ah, summer.

Memorial Day often marks the start of longer days, vacations, relaxed schedules and sun-kissed skin.

The latter may more accurately be described as a “pre-cancerous glow,” according to Dr. Lance Henry of Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in Fayetteville.

Mon, 05/28/2012 - 10:53am

BENTONVILLE -  The Arkansas Attorney General’s Office on Friday (May 25) issued an opinion regarding the election of board trustees for NorthWest Arkansas Community College and the new establishment of electoral zones resulting from the 2010 Census and Arkansas Higher Education law originating in

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 6:36pm

Commissioners of the Central Business Improvement District (CBID) know they’re in for a fight for the affections of soccer and volleyball groups in the Fort Smith region, but it’s a challenge the organization is prepared to face.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 5:31pm

FAYETTEVILLE — He might look like a typical college student in a coffee shop: backpack, water bottle, T-shirt and shorts. But this just might be a kid who will change the world. First though, he has to tackle an enviable summer travel schedule in Europe and Africa.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 3:39pm

John Brown University has been awarded a 5-year, $1.35 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition to help fund the JBU TESOL Graduate Program.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 8:51pm

A combined $1 million gift from Walmart and the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation will fund the renovation and expansion of the current Sam M. Walton College of Business display, honoring Walmart’s founder, Sam Walton, according to a statement form the University of Arkansas.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 1:26pm

The surprisingly large crowd gathered in the Wednesday (May 16) afternoon heat in downtown Fort Smith erupted into simultaneous applause as the long-awaited and large statue of Bass Reeves came into view on the bridge from Oklahoma into downtown Fort Smith.

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 5:46pm

Lowell Police Chief Joe Landers often opted not to wear a helmet when riding his motorcycle. On a warm day in May, he decided to ride helmet-less in the Florida sun.

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 11:16am

One in four homeless throughout the nation and 20% of the homeless in Fort Smith are Armed Forces veterans.

For the Next Step Day Room (NSDR), as well as attendees at Thursday’s (May 10) Buddy Smith Home ribbon cutting ceremony, those numbers are simply unacceptable.

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 10:13pm

Sam T. Sicard said his father’s greatest leadership trait was humility, and members of the 2012 Leadership Fort Smith class were encouraged by Sicard to be humble leaders and “turn your passion into action.”

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 10:07pm

NorthWest Arkansas Community College's land use committee voted Thursday (May 10)  to recommend its board of trustees enter preliminary discussion with land owner Philip Taldo for the school's Washington County Instructional Center.

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 5:05pm

Melanie Stout is angry.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 11:41am

Eureka Springs has joined the Main Street Arkansas network of cities actively revitalizing their historic commercial cores, and Warren, Clarksville, Wynne and Arkadelphia have joined the Arkansas Downtown Network (ADN)

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 10:15am

The Leadership Fort Smith 2012 Commencement Banquet and Community Leadership Awards Ceremony is set for May 10, 2012.

The event will be held at the Fort Smith Convention Center, Hall A, with the reception beginning at 6 p.m., and dinner at 6:45 p.m.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 5:19pm

Phil Donahue was the first person to tell Laurie Burnett what was happening to her was wrong.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 9:16am

TACTIC, GUATEMALA — The 188th Fighter Wing does more than just fly jets.

Sat, 05/05/2012 - 4:35pm

The Baloney Sandwich Index rose to 164.5 during April, the highest level for the month since the Fort Smith area index began in September 2003.

The BSI is managed by Ken Kupchick, and goes back to September 2003.

Fri, 05/04/2012 - 11:42am

FAYETTEVILLE – The oil industry may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of environmentally responsible businesses. Todd Knobbe may change that someday.

Thu, 05/03/2012 - 2:01pm

In March of 2010, UAFS students launched the first student publication in 8 years. The Lions' Chronicle, which began as a monthly publication with a staff of 6 students, has since grown over the past few semesters to a staff of around 20.

Thu, 05/03/2012 - 1:25pm

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