The statistics are beyond alarming. At any given time, there are between 3,800-4,000 children in the care of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. And the Fort Smith area, known as Area II, is notoriously the worst offender in the state.
Add the Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival to a growing list of events to debut in downtown Fort Smith in 2015. And Peacemaker is bringing to town impressive acts like Jason Isbell, and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood.
Operations in Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas are among the six finalists for the 2015 Arkansas Environmental Stewardship Award. The winner will announced later this month as part of Earth Week activities at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
University of Arkansas System President Don Bobbitt has named Dan Ferritor as interim chancellor to take over the flagship university’s top position when UA Chancellor G. David Gearhart retires on July 31.
The Video Wire anchor Dawson Meadows offers a less than factual take on Fort Smith area news and events including info on a “grown up prom” with “tons of roses.” He does deliver a good note on why you should attend the upcoming Compass Conference.
A standing room only audience of more than 100 residents crowded into the Elm Springs City Hall Tuesday (March 31) to hear more about a proposed $100 million wind farm that could be built just west of the city limits.
Four charities, a “Thunder Through The Valley” parade in downtown Fort Smith and potentially 5,000 motorcyclists are expected to be part of the inaugural Steel Horse Rally now just a month away from roaring into the region.
The man who stole more than $272,000 from Southside High School band students and their parents and caused the cancellation of a 2012 band trip to Hawaii was sentenced Monday (March 30) to more than five years in prison and ordered to pay restitution.
The discovery of a human bone and continued erosion at a mound in Fort Smith built by Native Americans has caused The Archaeological Conservancy to expedite its plans to stabilize and preserve the structure.
A not so accurate recap of a story about Walmart testing grocery pickup, uncertainty over money to fix roads, and dogs – and maybe people – on leashes are the topics this week for The Video Wire anchor Dawson Meadows.
And Meadows does the whole thing with his collar all jacked up.
Plans are developing fast for the “Festival of Murals” planned for downtown Fort Smith, with organizers hoping to have the first round of artists named by June. The event is expected to include a music festival and a “Criterium” bicycle race that could attract hundreds of competitors.
The Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus cardiovascular technology adult echocardiography (CVT) program has been granted initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Good schools are crucial to a region’s economic growth because employers rely on strong school performance as one of the selling points for recruiting top talent to the region, according to Mike Malone, CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Council.
It is a celebration that will be nearly three years in the making ... well, more accurately 200 years in the making. The City of Fort Smith will turn 200 on Dec, 25, 2017, and city officials plan to mark its bicentennial with a year-long series of festivities and special events.
Former 188th Wing Commander Col. Mark Anderson has been awarded the Jack White Leadership Fort Smith Award. The award and other Community Leadership Awards will be presented at the Alumni Association’s annual Commencement and Leadership Awards Ceremony on May 14.
The Fort Smith Board of Directors and city staffers engaged Thursday (March 19) in what at times was spirited discussion related to the city’s budgeting process used to manage and monitor expenses and revenue.