Uncertainty still surrounds the future of the 188th Fighter Wing in Fort Smith, and more information about the fate of the A-10 fighter platform increases the concern that the 188th could lose its mission
BENTONVILLE — According to the U.S. Department of Labor, ten of the 20 fastest-growing occupations are health care related. This burgeoning sector is projected to generate more new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018 than any other industry.
The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority (FCRA) approved a 2012 operating budget Thursday afternoon (Jan. 26), and also ended its continuing negotiations with Shire, Inc., by approving a 47.5-acre, $475,000 sale.
More details released Thursday (Jan. 26) by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta about “substantial” defense budget cuts did little to provide clarity as to the future of military units in Arkansas — specifically the 188th Fighter Wing based in Fort Smith.
Homebuilders and commercial construction firms registered a healthier pulse across Benton and Washington counties last year. The cumulative new building permit values in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville and Siloam Springs jumped 27.3% during 2011.
The Van Buren City Council approved an additional $102,490.78 in expenses for the repair of a collapsed sanitary sewer main east of Pointer Trail and Highway 59 at Monday night’s (Jan. 23) monthly meeting.
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.
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).