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Anchor Dawson Meadows gets the news slightly screwed up on stories about military training at Fort Chaffee and discussion of a new committee to help oversee Fort Smith’s street tax program.

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:19am

A recent statewide prescription drug Take Back effort cleared more than 20,000 pounds of drugs from medicine cabinets with the help of volunteers across the Natural State., Department of Drug Enforcement, and local law enforcement

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 6:26pm

Rental of more than 2,000 Fort Smith area hotel rooms and more than $250,000 spent locally by the U.S. Army are just two examples of the economic impact of a large three-week training exercise at Fort Chaffee.

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 3:30pm

Charlotte Dutoit believes downtown Fort Smith is the “perfect playground” to attract “big cats” in the international art world for the upcoming Festival of Murals event.

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 5:03pm

Commentary on obesity in Arkansas, red eyes and good music at Wakarusa, activities at the Harry E. Kelley underwater park and some other things that don’t make sense are part of this week’s report from Dawson Meadows.

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 7:47am

About 55 people gathered Wednesday morning (June 3) near the Interstate 540 and Rogers Avenue interchange in Fort Smith to recognize Beautify Fort Smith’s success in gathering fiscal and physical resources in improving the appearance of the interchange with hundreds of flowers, 124 trees and 2,88

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 8:02pm

Auburn football Head Coach and Fort Smith native Gus Malzahn will speak June 12 at an event hosted by Union Christian Academy.

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 2:13pm

The first four reporting months of sales tax collections in Fort Smith have the city on a track that could top record collections posted in 2008. Collections of the 1% sales tax in the April report was up 8.81%, and the city’s portion of the countywide 1% tax was up 7.38%.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 1:39pm

Amy Knight has been named convention & event sales director for the Convention and Visitors Bureau; a division of Fort Smith’s Advertising and Promotions Commission.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 6:31am

An $11,000 check presentation and energy efficient demonstrations were part of the open house event held Wednesday (May 27) for the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith’s Sustainable Conservation House, an event showcasing the university’s newest learning facility.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:28pm

Packed into The Video Wire this week is a note on “tattoo-worthy” quotes from a leader of Take Back the Fort, Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders swinging his big veto stick and another screw up by Dawson Meadows.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 6:45am

The Drennen-Scott Historic Site in Van Buren has received a $367,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council and will begin work on adding a second historic building for tours as well as creating new parking areas, offices and laboratories.

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:29am

A somewhat “sexier” Dawson Meadow talks about Bass Reeves, Arkansas’ healthy tourism sector, what really makes a pig happy and an erroneous report that Fort Smith Directors will clean up behind the horses following the Memorial Day parade on Garrison Avenue.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:06pm

The pop song was almost right. Based on recent news, the next few months and years could be all about that Bass Reeves. Fox News and the Discovery Channel plan separate documentaries this summer about the legendary U.S. Deputy Marshal.

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 9:07pm

Members of a newly formed non-profit group are confident they will reach their goal to revitalize the downtown and historic area of Van Buren with the help of community support, funding and awareness.

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 3:12pm

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith graduation ceremony held Saturday (May 16) marked a major milestone for the university – the largest graduating class in its history.

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:20pm

Dr. Ron Darbeau has been named dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and the School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Dr.

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:21am

Wearing his safety helmet, The Video Wire Anchor Dawson Meadows rants about a low voter turnout, a sewer savior and people who rant.

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 8:04am

A Whirlpool vice president said Tuesday (May 12) that a successful redevelopment plan for the company’s shuttered manufacturing plant and associated 95 acres will likely require “strategic demolition” and a plan to “repurpose” the property into smaller parcels.

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 5:32pm

Officials with the Arkansas National Guard announced Friday (May 8) implementation of additional random force protection measures at all of its facilities and installations in Arkansas as a result of a U.S.

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:53pm


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