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In discussions about a two mil increase in property taxes to benefit the Fort Smith Public Library, much attention has been paid to the impact a tax increase could have on homeowners.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:10pm

Four Fort Smith city directors were dismissed from a lawsuit alleging violations of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act according to a Thursday (July 31) court filing.

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 3:17pm

There is a strong link between economic opportunity and education, and even though Northwest Arkansas has several top-rated schools in the state and some of the nation’s largest corporations there is still much work to be done, according to Dr.

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:05pm

It was just more than a month ago that Fort Smith business and civic leaders said a concept similar to North Little Rock's Arkansas Innovation Hub was needed in the area and now the Fayetteville and Fort Smith public libraries ha

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:25pm

An opinion from the Arkansas Attorney General will not change action already taken by the Sebastian County Election Commission, but its chairman said the commission would likely take a new vote to ensure it follows the letter of the law after closing and in some cases consolidating polling sites

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:59am

The chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith said several top-level administrators recently departing the university are signs the university is hiring the right individuals and developing them professionally and intellectually.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 6:00pm

Mike Gilbert is a behind the scenes kind of guy. As chief operating officer of the Jones Trust in Springdale, he stays busy managing The Jones Center facilities, as well as the nonprofit's commercial real estate properties and capital projects.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:25pm

As the Northwest Arkansas Regional Razorback Greenway continues to grow, it adds business growth opportunities and healthy options for area residents and tourists.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:37am

City directors from Barling and Fort Smith were given their first opportunity to ask questions regarding plans by the Fort Smith Public Schools to construct a third high school in Chaffee Crossing, an events complex near the airport and realign the district's grades during a joint meeting of the

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:43pm

Dave Robertson has been named director of the Center for Business and Professional Development at the The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. The position was open following the retirement of Pat Eller.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:55pm

A new five-year strategic plan is in the works at NorthWest Arkansas Community College and it is specifically geared to measure against how it helps students succeed.

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 6:17pm

A study released July 22 by the University of Arkansas this week said research showed that charter schools provide a greater return on investment and are more cost effective than traditional public schools.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:43pm

Many of the nation’s industrial sectors saw major declines in the first quarter of 2014 as 16 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 2.9% decrease in U.S. economic activity, according to a quarterly report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:56pm

Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas areas do not sit on or near regularly active fault lines, but residents in the regions should pay attention to a new hazard map issued by the United States Geological Survey.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:50pm

July has been a month to reflect on the past and look to the future as Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson celebrated her one-year anniversary as President at NorthWest Arkansas Community College July 1.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:39pm

Joint events in Fort Smith and Washington, D.C., Wednesday (July 23) unveiled the design of a U.S. Marshals commemorative coin to be minted later this year.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:54pm

The transition from fire protection provided by what is now known as the 188th Wing to an airport-run fire department has hit some speed bumps, the Fort Smith Airport Commission were told during its monthly meeting Tuesday (July 22).

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:45pm

The City of Fort Smith has already begun preparations of the fiscal year 2015 budget and members of the city's Board of Directors had their first public opportunity to weigh in on the process Tuesday (July 22) at the group's noon study session at the Fort Smith Public Library.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:15pm

Monday (July 21) was the first day of Van Buren's new security measures at its municipal complex.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:59pm

A proposed millage increase to be voted on next month would net the Fort Smith Public Library an additional $2.8 million in revenue, allowing the library to expand offerings and upgrade technologies to meet customer expectations.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:29pm


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