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The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism provided on Tuesday (Dec. 16) its list of Henry Award finalists, with Northwest Arkansas and the Fort Smith area connected to several of the potential winners.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:41pm

A report presented Monday night (Dec. 15) to the Fort Smith Board of Education appears to throw a wet blanket on previous talk among school officials to soon build a third, $65 million high school on land donated by Chaffee Crossing.

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:22pm

The Griffin Family of Fort Smith have donated $100,000 to the Old Fort Homeless Coalition to be used for the Riverview Hope Campus.

The effort behind the campus is to bring together the various agencies in the city that  provide services to the city’s homeless population.

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:42am

There were few, if any, smiling faces in the room Tuesday night (Dec.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:19pm

U.S. Marshals Museum President and CEO Jim Dunn told museum board members Tuesday (Dec.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:24pm

Crawford County residents could have their daily commute detoured for the next year, but the end result will make for an easier commute and could ultimately save lives.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:59pm

Col. Mark Anderson, the officer who oversaw the historic transition of the 188th Fighter Wing in Fort Smith to a unit without a manned flying mission, will soon step down as the commanding officer of the 188th Wing. His replacement will be Col.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 4:06pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum, a planned $53 million museum to be located along the shores of the Arkansas River near downtown Fort Smith, will host its first ever U.S. Marshals Stampede: Kickin' Up the Dust fundraiser next year.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 5:24pm

Of the 82 people expected to be hired in coming years to implement various aspects of the programs required under the proposed consent decree between the city of Fort Smith and the United States Department of Justice, some will be in management roles and at least one may handle public relations e

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:58pm

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith will graduate nearly 350 bachelor degreed students next weekend, but Associate Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development at UAFS Dr. Ken Warden said the economic pendulum appears to be swinging back to workforce education.

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:29pm

Dr. Jami Forrester, a professor of history at NorthWest Arkansas Community College, recently received the Arkansas Council for the Social Studies University Educator of the Year Award.
 

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 2:17pm

In just two and a half years there has been tremendous change taking place at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:32pm

The city of Van Buren has continued a long tradition of providing $100 annual bonuses to its employees, even as the city's budget could be impacted by a rise in healthcare costs next year.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:54pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors Tuesday (Nov. 18) voted unanimously to approve a resolution regarding the issuance of $55 million in bonds for Dixie Consumer Products that will add 15 jobs to the Fort Smith economy.

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:15pm

What initially appeared to be a setback for the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith could turn out to only be a bump in the road after the U.S.

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:36pm

Plans for the new River West Trail near downtown Fort Smith have been scaled back after bids for the project, jointly funded through a grant from the Walton Family Foundation and the city of Fort Smith, came in more than $500,000 over budget.

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:24pm

The Fort Smith Regional Airport will face a $450,000 deficit in its operating fund for fiscal year 2015 and the blame can rest with the new mission of the 188th Wing, according to airport Executive Director John Parker.

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 7:57pm

Freezing weather and the potential for winter precipitation did not deter hundreds of people from waiting in line for almost two hours to get a glimpse of former President George W. Bush at his book signing in Bentonville on Saturday, (Nov. 15).

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 4:36pm

Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Johnny Roscoe in the new director of the city of Fayetteville Aviation Division, and Charles Mark Whitaker was recently hired as Fayetteville’s building safety director.

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:21pm

For anyone expecting a solution to the crisis facing the city of Fort Smith's general fund following Thursday's (Nov. 13) first budget meeting, keep waiting.

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:45am

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