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The $3 million Hope Campus recommended by Dr. Robert Marbut could move closer to fruition if Old Fort Homeless Coalition (OFHC) Vice-President and Director of the Fort Smith Housing Authority Ken Pyle has anything to do with it.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 1:31pm

Walmart’s Sam’s Club is breaking new ground appointing its first female chief executive officer in company history. Rosalind Brewer, 49, will replace Brian Cornell, 52, who is returning to the Northeast for family reasons, according to a company statement issued Friday morning (Jan. 20).

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 11:33am

Fort Smith Fire Chief Mike Richards voiced his support of the existing 1% tax, up for renewal March 13, and warned that failure to approve would almost certainly jeopardize the Fort Smith Fire Department’s (FSFD) Class 2 ISO rating Thursday night (Jan.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 7:20am

Fort Smith would move to a centralized human services campus for homeless services if Dr. Robert Marbut had anything to do with it. And with his strategic action plan set to come before the Old Fort Homeless Coalition on Jan.

Thu, 01/19/2012 - 12:34pm

The widening of Rena Road, a project 20 years in the making, is finally underway, according to Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman.

Thu, 01/19/2012 - 11:41am

FAYETTEVILLE  — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced today (Jan. 17) plans to construct an 8,000-square-foot Student Clinical Education Center at its Fayetteville facility.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 12:43pm

Jobs, regional progress and civility top the 2012 wish list for several area business and civic leaders.

The City Wire recently asked area private and public officials to note their hopes for the Fort Smith region in 2012, and to comment on the happenings of 2011.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 5:06pm

It indeed was a Merry Christmas for the Fort Smith Public Library.

Library officials and the family of Barbara Jones Walker gathered Tuesday to officially a recognize a $50,000 donation from Mrs. Walker and unveil the Barbara Jones Walker Arkansas Genealogy Department.

Tue, 12/27/2011 - 1:50pm

What started out as simple job shadowing opportunities for a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith student from China has turned into something much bigger and with more impact.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 8:02am

After several years of trying, a U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation now heads to the U.S. Senate.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 5:19pm

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to approve legislation on Thursday (Dec. 15) that could raise $5 million to support artifact and document preservation at the U.S. Marshals Museum.

Wed, 12/14/2011 - 10:28am

Arkansas Rep.

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 3:44pm

An approved change in Fort Smith floodplain maps could save city home and business owners thousands in insurance premiums beginning March 2012.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 11:17am

Hundreds of volunteers and family members gathered at the Fort Smith National Cemetery to place 13,500 wreaths on gravesites.

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 8:04pm

Students at Mansfield Elementary School now have a little first-hand knowledge of France, Japan and Korea through a visit to the school by three staff members from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 7:47am

Graduation rates, a change in higher education funding and more than $1.4 million in savings from changes in operations were part of a packed agenda heard by the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Board of Visitors.

Tue, 12/06/2011 - 4:14pm

The annual Single Parent Scholarship Fund Holiday Buffet Dinner helps fund a program that has awarded 638 scholarships in the past eight years.

Sun, 12/04/2011 - 2:48pm

At least two meetings were held Wednesday (Nov. 30) morning in Fort Smith during which business, political and military leaders began to form a game plan for protecting the 188th Fighter Wing against possible federal budget cuts.

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 6:17pm

story by Michael Tilley

Tue, 11/22/2011 - 5:38pm

“It’s been a long time, folks,” Sebastian County Circuit Court Judge Jim Spears said Tuesday (Nov. 22) in announcing to the Fort Smith Board of Directors that a statue of U.S. Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves will be in place by May 26.

Tue, 11/22/2011 - 4:02pm


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