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Sales tax revenue across the four largest cities of Northwest Arkansas rallied in the June report, with cumulative proceeds totaling $4.864 million, a gain of 9.92% from a year ago.

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:20pm

A tremor from the June 17 tragedy in Charleston, S.C., in which nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church were shot and killed by Dylan Roof has reached Fort Smith.

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:19pm

The number of consumers in Arkansas looking to make a major household purchase over the past six months rose 5 points in March as wages saw a slight increase and cheap fuel prices boosted discretionary income, according to the final installment of the 2015 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey release

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:12pm

Dawson Meadows works through the static this week to walk us through the news and things to do and comparing his youthful “vodka-fueled” habits to those of successful welder Devon Ramsey.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:26am

A committee will soon be formed to provide citizen input on more than $20 million collected each year by the city of Fort Smith through its 1% street tax program.

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 6:50pm

Predictions that Tropical Storm Bill will bring another six to 10 inches of rain to watershed areas of the Arkansas River could mean that normal transportation on the river system may not return until August.

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 5:51pm

Devon Ramsey, 19, has a great job. He’s just barely one year out of high school, making well over $75,000 a year, has a new truck, no student loan debt and is investigating retirement plans.

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 8:38am

Whether a school board member has children in the local schools isn’t a prerequisite to run for a seat on a local school board and shouldn’t make a difference since the board member is there to serve all children, say school officials and board members.

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 9:47am

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


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