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The University of Arkansas System bestowed the title of vice chancellor emeritus to Mark Horn of Fort Smith during a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Board of Visitors meeting held on UAFS campus Feb. 17.

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 6:28pm

This week Dawson Meadows updates us on a Mars Petcare expansion that could add up to 95 good-paying manufacturing jobs, insuring more than $240 million in Fort Smith city assets, and a Festival of Murals event that is being touted as an “Unexpected Project” set for Sept.

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 12:56pm

City directors appeared frustrated with Fort Smith management at the Feb. 17 Board of Directors meeting as part of a discussion to renew insurance for an estimated $240 million in city assets.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 5:41am

Another round of snow and ice is predicted for most of Arkansas, according to a Tuesday report from AccuWeather. This next push of arctic air is expected to bring air that is just as cold, or even colder than the air that brought subzero l

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 5:43pm

A “Festival of Murals” project for downtown Fort Smith was unveiled at Tuesday’s (Feb.

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:57pm

All of Arkansas could be covered in ice and snow beginning Sunday night (Feb. 15) and into Monday, according to a report from AccuWeather.

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 4:51pm

A more than $230,000 difference between two bids for the city of Fort Smith’s auto and property insurance did not present an easy choice for members of the Fort Smith Board of Directors who on Tuesday (Feb. 10) reviewed the competing insurance plans.

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 7:02pm

Just a day after a $692.175 million appropriation bill for the University of Arkansas system was filed in the Arkansas General Assembly, UA officials issued a report that the flagship university in Fayetteville had in 2014 a statewide economic impact of $1.2 billion.

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 3:46pm

Several hundred people stood in long lines at the Blue Lion in downtown Fort Smith to buy U.S. Marshals Service commemorative coins. Up to $5 million of the coin sales could be available to pay for exhibit work at the planned U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 8:14pm

The City Wire and Things To Do In Fort Smith are working together to provide an entertaining way to deliver recent news and to provide the readers of both websites even more access to regional event information.

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:25pm

Those who have served in the U.S. military are likely familiar with the phrase “Hurry up and wait.” But the U.S.

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:01pm

AccuWeather.com is predicting more severe storms in and around Arkansas during the upcoming Spring weather cycle. The severe weather season will ramp up compared to the past three years, as more widespread warm air will prompt unstable conditions.

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:27pm

The Fort Smith Juniors Volleyball Club (FSJ) is hosting its annual “Battle at the Fort” volleyball tournament during the next two upcoming weekends – Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, and Feb. 7-8 –  which will bring thousands of people to the Fort Smith area.

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 5:22pm

North Walton Boulevard has largely been an abandoned commercial district ever since the hospital moved to its new health center off South Walton Boulevard in 2003.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:12pm

The staff and supporters of the U.S. Marshals Museum are likely hoping that commemorative coin sales are as successful recent sales by Umarex USA of a limited edition airgun connected to the museum effort.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 5:10pm

American Resort Management, the Erie, Pa.-based company set to operate the Parrot Island Waterpark at Ben Geren Regional Park, announced Thursday (Jan. 29) that more than 1,000 votes were received in the contest to name features of the waterpark.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:33pm

Business leaders in Northwest Arkansas raised the bar for regional growth and economic performance expectations over the next three years, according to data shared at the Northwest Arkansas Council’s annual winter meeting held in Rogers on Tuesday (Jan. 27).

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:44pm

Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders vetoed an ordinance to provide organizers of the Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally with an $84,000 donation from the city's general fund.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:57pm

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College culinary arts program has reached capacity yet more students are seeking to join the program. A solution to potentially growing the program was one of several discussions Friday (Jan. 23) during the NWACC College Board of Trustees retreat.

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:01pm

Improving infrastructure and enhancing quality of life for the region’s growing population was the main theme discussed by city, county, regional and national leaders on Friday (Jan. 23) in Bentonville.

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:05pm


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