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In a response filed Monday (April 27), the city of Fort Smith countered allegations that Fort Smith police attempted to infect the computer of a Little Rock attorney.

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 5:36pm

The Chaffee Crossing Historic Preservation Organization (CCHPO) announced Thursday (April 30) the expansion of the Camp Chaffee Historic District at Chaffee Crossing near Fort Smith.

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:07pm

John Brown University’s endowment has exceeded $100 million for the first time in its 96-year history. At the end of JBU’s fiscal third quarter, the endowment was valued at $101 million.

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:05pm

Conner Eldridge, U.S. Prosecuting Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, is one of six U.S. attorneys named to the 21-member Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. The announcement was made by the office of newly appointed U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:03pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum said Thursday (April 30) it will acquire a historic photo collection from Betty Wilfong with the help of museum supporters Pat and David Hightower of Fort Smith.

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 2:43pm

The city of Fort Smith has contracted with a Texas computer forensics firm to defend against an allegation that an officer or officers with the Fort Smith Police Department planted malicious software on the computer of Little Rock attorney Matt Campbell.

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 3:54pm

Organizers, area business owners and city officials will be working and watching this weekend to learn how the inaugural Steel Horse Rally may set the stage for the rally’s potential in future years.

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:10pm

Sitting atop a Harley at Old Fort Harley Davidson, Dawson Meadows reports on taking a catwalk, walking past cherry tops and grabbing a handful. It somehow had something to do with providing a preview of the upcoming Steel Horse Rally set for May 1-2 in downtown Fort Smith.

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:25pm

After several months of research, surveys and meetings by city staff and the Fort Smith Planning Commission, a draft of a new ordinance regulating mobile food trucks was presented to the Fort Smith Board of Directors.

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 9:46pm

More than 35 tech professionals volunteered their expertise and talents to help 10 local nonprofits with website design and functionality at the third annual Northwest Arkansas GiveCamp. The event was held April 24-26 in Rogers at he corporate office of Collective Bias. 

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 5:15pm

John Brown University English Education senior, Sarah Hubbard, was selected to receive a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Turkey for the 2015-16 academic year.

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:59pm

The Threefold Advocate, the student newspaper at John Brown University, was recently named the Newspaper of the Year.

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:57pm

The Fort Smith Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Giving Recognition in Tourism (GRIT) Award recipients were announced Thursday (April 23), with the Robert Westphal Family capturing the Polly Crews Hospitality Person of the Year.

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:41am

As spring rolls into the Ozarks, farmers markets are opening across Benton and Washington counties as if to announce the arrival of a new season.

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:13pm

Political commentary on taking a middle-of-the-road stance, a criticism of the term “cord cutters,” and a note about a local university professor who doesn’t buy into Fort Smith’s western heritage are part of Dawson Meadow’s report this week.

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:05am

College students from the University of Arkansas and John Brown University were among those rolling in the dough at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock on Wednesday.

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:03pm

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education was the topic discussed by area business leaders and educators Friday (April 17) at the Bentonville-Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce Business Matters breakfast event.

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:10pm

A lament about a Clinton Bush appearance in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the unfortunate allegation that the Fort Smith Police Department attempted to hack an attorney’s computer, and the politics of hiring and firing within the city of Fort Smith are part of Dawson Meadow’s report.

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:23am

Students and officials at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith held a groundbreaking Wednesday (April 15) for the new Recreation and Wellness Center.

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:54pm

Former and current Arkansas Highway Commissioners Bobby Hopper and Dick Trammel, respectively, were part of a group of area officials who gathered Wednesday morning (April 15) to formally break ground on the $100.62 million first phase of the U.S. 412 Bypass north of Springdale.

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:54pm


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