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The 188th Fighter Wing based in Fort Smith will see a leadership change while the unit  prepares to deploy to Afghanistan and during a time of uncertainty about the future mission of the 188th.

Sun, 03/04/2012 - 5:19pm

A school voucher program in Milwaukee increased the chances of students graduating from high school and going on to college, according to the School Choice Demonstration Project based at the University of Arkansas.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 9:11am

BENTONVILLE — The dream of building a state-of-the-art center to train professionals to recognize and stop child abuse is a step closer to reality, said Victor Vieth, executive director of the National Child Protection Training Center, a nonprof

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 4:50pm

Students at NorthWest Arkansas Community College will dig a little deeper into their wallets when the school’s tuition and fee increase goes into effect July 1.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 2:49pm

In March of 2010, UAFS students at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith launched the first student publication in eight years.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 10:29am

On Tuesday night (Feb. 21), Fort Smith City Directors voted to move 240 residents from Ward 1 to Ward 4 in order to correct a precinct split that was not addressed during the City's redistricting last year.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 11:29pm

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas officials are toying with the idea of retrofitting its 1930s men’s gymnasium — former home of the University Museum and now being used by the UA School of Architecture— into a much-needed 600- to 700-seat concert hall.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 7:04pm

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus has announced two personnel changes within its Financial Aid and Career Pathways Initiative departments.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 5:36pm

It's back to work at the Fort Smith Juniors Volleyball club.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 12:05pm

Veteran banker Lisa Ray was selected by Arvest Bank as the new CEO and president for the bank’s Springdale market.

Ray replaces CEO Dennis Smiley effective April 1, when he relocates to head up Arvest Benton County following the retirement of David Short.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 12:16pm

John Sampier, executive director for Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority, was fired late this afternoon for misuse of the authority’s credit card.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 10:20pm

Students in the University of Arkansas College of Engineering will be able to earn a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering or a doctoral degree in engineering with a concentration in biomedical engineering beginning in fall 2012, according to a UA statement released Wednesday (Feb. 15).

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 11:52am

Chaffee Crossing “doesn’t want to be in the golf course business,” but for another year, it looks like it may have to be, according to Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority (FCRA) Executive Director Ivy Owen.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 11:33am

The University of Arkansas’ chief fundraising official said Tuesday that mid-year totals indicate the state’s flagship university is right on track to reach its goal as long as gifts and pledges continue at the current pace.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 7:30pm

The Pentagon’s budget proposed Monday (Feb. 13) continues to push for deep cuts in A-10 units nationwide — a push that could result in about 300 job losses in Fort Smith, according to a rough estimate by the 188th Steering Committee.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 6:24pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Marilyn Heifner, executive director of the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission, was put on administrative leave with pay and benefits Monday (Feb. 13) while the city’s prosecutor investigates a claim that she violated the Freedom of Information Act.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 6:14pm

FAYETTEVILLE – Brad Audrain came to the taxi business by way of Dickson Street.

As a University of Arkansas student, he or friends sometimes needed a ride away from the storied street. From that need, several years later, he saw opportunity. And its color was green.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:10am

Ashok Saxena, dean of the University of Arkansas College of Engineering and holder of the Irma F. and Raymond F. Giffels Endowed Chair in Engineering, has announced he will resign as dean on July 1.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 4:53pm

A full court press is on among regional leaders to “Save the Flying Razorbacks” and retain the A-10 mission now operational with the 188th Fighter Wing based in Fort Smith.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 4:11pm

Cara Tongier with the Crisis Intervention Center in Fort Smith will speak Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus to discuss domestic violence, the most common crime in the United States.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 3:44pm


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