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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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%.
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.
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.
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.