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The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality issued on Dec. 19 a revised plan for addressing pollution in and around Whirlpool’s Fort Smith plant that says pollution has reached the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club facility but does not necessarily present a direct health hazard.

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 9:55pm

Higher sales tax revenue is another sign of an improved economy across Northwest Arkansas as the year winds to a close. The region’s four largest cities reported cumulative revenue of $4.663 million in the December report.

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 5:43pm

Weather for holiday travel prior to Christmas should be good in large parts of the country, but those traveling in the upper midwest, large parts of the Northeast U.S. and a part of the Northwest U.S. may suffer delays in ground and air travel, according to AccuWeather reports.

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 5:18pm

James Michael Hesterly, 50, of Camden, Ark., was sentenced on Thursday (Dec. 18) to 33 months in prison and one year of supervised release on one count of Bribery Concerning a Program Receiving Federal Funds.

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:34pm

Graduation honors and rates with nursing and computer programs at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus have been announced, with Patricia LaRue of Alma named “Student of the Year” by her classmates in the nursing program.

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:07pm

There is a free lunch.

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:07pm

Christmas came a little early for the Jones Center this year as CEO Ed Clifford and Chief Operations Officer Mike Gilbert accepted a $78,155 energy rebate check from Source Gas, which was more than double the amount expected.

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:48pm

More road construction is on tap for Springdale. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department agreed Wednesday (Dec. 17) to pay nearly $101 million for the construction of the first section of the U.S. 412 Bypass of Springdale.

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:07pm

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism provided on Tuesday (Dec. 16) its list of Henry Award finalists, with Northwest Arkansas and the Fort Smith area connected to several of the potential winners.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:41pm

A report presented Monday night (Dec. 15) to the Fort Smith Board of Education appears to throw a wet blanket on previous talk among school officials to soon build a third, $65 million high school on land donated by Chaffee Crossing.

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:22pm

The Griffin Family of Fort Smith have donated $100,000 to the Old Fort Homeless Coalition to be used for the Riverview Hope Campus.

The effort behind the campus is to bring together the various agencies in the city that  provide services to the city’s homeless population.

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:42am

There were few, if any, smiling faces in the room Tuesday night (Dec.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:19pm

U.S. Marshals Museum President and CEO Jim Dunn told museum board members Tuesday (Dec.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:24pm

Crawford County residents could have their daily commute detoured for the next year, but the end result will make for an easier commute and could ultimately save lives.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:59pm

Col. Mark Anderson, the officer who oversaw the historic transition of the 188th Fighter Wing in Fort Smith to a unit without a manned flying mission, will soon step down as the commanding officer of the 188th Wing. His replacement will be Col.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 4:06pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum, a planned $53 million museum to be located along the shores of the Arkansas River near downtown Fort Smith, will host its first ever U.S. Marshals Stampede: Kickin' Up the Dust fundraiser next year.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 5:24pm

Of the 82 people expected to be hired in coming years to implement various aspects of the programs required under the proposed consent decree between the city of Fort Smith and the United States Department of Justice, some will be in management roles and at least one may handle public relations e

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:58pm

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith will graduate nearly 350 bachelor degreed students next weekend, but Associate Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development at UAFS Dr. Ken Warden said the economic pendulum appears to be swinging back to workforce education.

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:29pm

Dr. Jami Forrester, a professor of history at NorthWest Arkansas Community College, recently received the Arkansas Council for the Social Studies University Educator of the Year Award.

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 2:17pm

In just two and a half years there has been tremendous change taking place at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:32pm


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