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The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith will unveil its updated master plan at two events to be held on Oct. 9, according to a press release from the university.

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 9:21pm

The Fort Smith Regional Airport Commission tonight (Sept. 24) approved a resolution authorizing Airport Director John Parker to execute a Military Construction Cooperative Agreement (MCCA) with the Air National Guard to remove rubber build up from runway 7/25 with the ANG paying for the removal.

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 9:19pm

It was May 31 when Sharon Blentlinger first learned that Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Fort Smith would be named 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. That knowledge also came with an admonition to keep it a secret until Arne Duncan, the U.S.

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 12:11pm

Timothy O’Donnell, vice president and former treasurer of Southwestern Energy Co., has been hired as associate vice chancellor for budget and financial planning at the University of Arkansas, effective Oct. 7.

Mon, 09/16/2013 - 4:56pm

Members of the Arkansas River Valley were on hand Tuesday at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus to celebrate its 10th anniversary of joining the Arkansas Tech System.

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 8:36pm

The commute along Van Buren's north side will likely be a little smoother in coming weeks due to upcoming milestones associated with two different road projects.

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 1:11pm

A recent survey by the national Chronicle of Higher Education ranks the University of Arkansas as the 13th-fastest growing public research university in the country, in terms of enrollment.

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 7:01am

The University of Arkansas announced late Friday (Aug. 23) that John Diamond, the associate vice chancellor of university relations, has been fired. His dismissal is another surprise in the university’s troubled advancement division.

Fri, 08/23/2013 - 11:41pm

The City of Siloam Springs has hired James Nixon as the new airport manager. Nixon will start in the position Sept. 2.

Fri, 08/16/2013 - 3:20pm

The New School, located in Fayetteville and housing students in Washington and Benton counties, has launched a $14 million fundraising effort that includes expansion of facilities, new equipment and an endowment.

Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:46pm

It’s been a busy year at the Jones Center in Springdale after the non-profit revamped its business model in 2012 in the face of dwindling finances in order to keep the massive 220,000 square-foot family resource and recreation center afloat

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 4:45pm

A partnership between a store for outdoor enthusiasts and a local non-profit created the opportunity for 250 Rogers youths to experience the outdoor sports, some for the first time. 

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 10:22pm

It’s been nearly two years in the making, a true labor of love by a handful local leaders and health care advocates, but the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Mercy Hospital in Rogers opened its doors on Tuesday (July 16).

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 1:37pm

AccuWeather.com reports beginning later this weekend and continuing into next week, there is the potential for heavy, gusty thunderstorms hitting portions of Texas, the southern Plains and the Southwest.

While it will be hot, most of Arkansas will avoid severe weather.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 3:58pm

Anyone who has traveled through Van Buren during the last year knows traffic at peak travel times can be challenging at best, and a parking lot at its worst.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 6:23pm

The Walton Arts Center unveils its new season of entertainment set to kick off Sept. 3 with the premier of "Jersey Boys," a Broadway production featuring dance, comedy, music and theater.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:54pm

The Fort Smith Juniors Volleyball Club (FSJ) recently broke ground on a new 22,000-square-foot indoor volleyball facility.

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:41am

A $1 million gift to the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith from the Pendergraft family is designed to have an impact on the nursing shortage in the Fort Smith region.

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 9:06am

Unlike most counties across the state, when the Great Recession hit, Logan County took a one-two punch to the gut.

Not only was the recession crippling to the region's economy, but shortly after the recession began, Logan County lost almost 10% of its jobs in one crippling blow.

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 10:57am

Bella Vista Alderman Jerry Snow has raised concerns over a lack of protocol in the pending purchase of two dump trucks planned by the city.

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 3:47pm


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