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Drivers making their way from Alma to Benton County are going to have to get used to hopping on Interstate 49 starting next week.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:46am

More than a hundred business professionals and child learning advocates huddled Wednesday morning (April 16) during a blustery construction kickoff for the $28.5 million Amazeum in Bentonville.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:44am reports Moore, Okla., is in the heart of an area known as Tornado Alley. The people who call Moore home are still rebuilding from last year's devastating tornado that struck the area on May 20, 2013.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:38pm

While manufacturing may be a sore subject for many in the Fort Smith region, one economic bright spot that continues to shine is the medical sector.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:18pm

The Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority's Wednesday (April 9) meeting presented progress in an effort to secure a study of an inland harbor in the Fort Smith region.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:25pm

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has announced that a University of Akron vice president will join the UAFS staff, starting June 1.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:33pm

Fort Smith attorney Kyle Parker, who has been named president and CEO of the planned Fort Smith-based Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, said Wednesday they “are moving quickly” on what will be a $58 million college that when fully operational will house 600 students.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:20pm

The burgeoning local food movement that has swept the nation in recent years has planted roots in Northwest Arkansas. A group known as the Northwest Arkansas Regional Food Council, which organized in 2012, has hired Karp Resources to complete a comprehensive regional food assessment.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:45pm

The 188th Fighter Wing’s Ebbing Air National Guard Base will host seven F-16C Falcons and 40 maintenance, operation and support personnel from the Oklahoma Air National Guard’s Tulsa-based 138th Fighter Wing beginning April 8.

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:59pm

Chuck Marohn spent three hours Thursday morning (April 3) denuding decades-long accepted conventional wisdom of local government investment in infrastructure and economic development. His message was simple: If you don’t stop doing that, you’ll go broke.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:09pm

With the uproar over new Common Core standards leading some states, including Indiana and soon Oklahoma, to repeal all or part of the standards, local education administrators are defending the educational standards.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:18pm

Much of Arkansas could face large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes on Wednesday and rain the rest of the week, with the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas areas almost at the center of the large weather pattern.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:12pm

The City of Rogers is a shopping destination in Northwest Arkansas and the new Walmart AMP under construction in Pinnacle Hills is poised to be a gem the entire region will enjoy, but the city still falls short in expanded business and cultural opportunities, according to a new assessment report

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:37am

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus will host a series of receptions that will provide students, faculty, staff and community members with an opportunity to learn more about the four finalists to become the 12th president of Arkansas Tech.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 8:37am

Susan Steffens has been named executive director of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Cancer Support Foundation and Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House of Fort Smith.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:30pm

A land swap between the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority and the Army National Guard has the city of Barling wanting something, too.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:58pm

A new online university and many new degree programs were approved at last week's meeting of the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees meeting. But not much discussed was a fee to fund a new fitness facility at the system's Fort Smith campus.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 6:47pm

Combined personal incomes in Arkansas during 2013 grew 2.2%, below the 2.6% U.S. average, with the state’s per capita average of $36,086 pushing the state’s national ranking from 45 in 2012 to 46 in 2013.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 6:06pm

Ben Geren Aquatics Center has taken another step closer to reality with news that the final plans for the joint city-county water park have gone out to bid.

According to Sebastian County Judge David Hudson, bids will be opened April 10 at 2 p.m. at the county courthouse in Fort Smith.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 5:30pm

Betsy Garrison, who has held various positions at Louisiana State University since 1993, has been named director of the School of Human Environmental Sciences in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:40pm


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