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AccuWeather.com is predicting more severe storms in and around Arkansas during the upcoming Spring weather cycle. The severe weather season will ramp up compared to the past three years, as more widespread warm air will prompt unstable conditions.

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:27pm

The Fort Smith Juniors Volleyball Club (FSJ) is hosting its annual “Battle at the Fort” volleyball tournament during the next two upcoming weekends – Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, and Feb. 7-8 –  which will bring thousands of people to the Fort Smith area.

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 5:22pm

North Walton Boulevard has largely been an abandoned commercial district ever since the hospital moved to its new health center off South Walton Boulevard in 2003.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:12pm

The staff and supporters of the U.S. Marshals Museum are likely hoping that commemorative coin sales are as successful recent sales by Umarex USA of a limited edition airgun connected to the museum effort.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 5:10pm

American Resort Management, the Erie, Pa.-based company set to operate the Parrot Island Waterpark at Ben Geren Regional Park, announced Thursday (Jan. 29) that more than 1,000 votes were received in the contest to name features of the waterpark.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:33pm

Business leaders in Northwest Arkansas raised the bar for regional growth and economic performance expectations over the next three years, according to data shared at the Northwest Arkansas Council’s annual winter meeting held in Rogers on Tuesday (Jan. 27).

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:44pm

Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders vetoed an ordinance to provide organizers of the Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally with an $84,000 donation from the city's general fund.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:57pm

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College culinary arts program has reached capacity yet more students are seeking to join the program. A solution to potentially growing the program was one of several discussions Friday (Jan. 23) during the NWACC College Board of Trustees retreat.

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:01pm

Improving infrastructure and enhancing quality of life for the region’s growing population was the main theme discussed by city, county, regional and national leaders on Friday (Jan. 23) in Bentonville.

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:05pm

Voting to name features of the Parrot Island Waterpark concludes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 23).

Each of the seven amenities in the contest has five choices – all of which were submitted by citizens during the first round of the contest.

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:49am

Students enrolled at NorthWest Arkansas Community College are being asked by school administrators and board trustees to complete the Title IX survey they find in the email on Thursday (Jan. 22). The survey is open until Feb. 5. 

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 7:31pm

John Brown University, a private college based in Siloam Springs, kicked off the public phase of its $125 million capital campaign in an announcement on Wednesday (Jan. 21) that included news of several recently acquired, unannounced gifts.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:35pm

The Tyson Foods Foundation and the Tyson family donated $500,000 to the University of Arkansas system to support its online university program, eVersity.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:41pm

Routine bridge maintenance will require a lane closure on Interstate 540 in Fort Smith/Van Buren, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 1:52pm

With student and program growth at Arkansas’ leading universities capturing most of the headlines, one may be forgiven for not knowing of the almost 33% enrollment growth and the broad expansion of workforce related education programs since 2010 at the Ozark campus of Arkansas Tech University.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:45pm

Col. Bobbi Doorenbos took command of the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th Wing from Col. Mark W. Anderson in a formal change-of-command ceremony Jan. 11 held at Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Fort Smith.

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:10pm

A majority of the Fort Smith Board of Directors appear open to the idea of redirecting a portion of the city’s sales tax revenue for streets to help fund a plan to create a “continuous” and “connected” trail system in the city.

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 6:55pm

If you ask Conner Eldridge about his political future don’t expect an answer. The 37-year-old Prosecuting Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas responds to political questions with a wide grin, twinkling eyes and initial silence.

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 5:36pm

The University of Arkansas will get a new administrator in 2015. Chancellor G. David Gearhart announced his retirement Monday (Jan 12), saying he will step down July 31 so he can return to teaching and to spend more time with family.

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 4:09pm

The Board of Trustees of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education has added four people to the board. The new members, elected by the current Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Board of Trustees, are Drs. R.

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:19pm


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