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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

That didn't take long.

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 4:36pm

They did not have to come. They chose to come after Fort Smith residents reached out and asked for help.

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 4:29pm

Northwest Arkansas continues to be a great place to live, according to civic leader Dick Trammel, who said Thursday, “It’s almost like every day is Christmas.”

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 4:37pm

Girls Inc. of Fort Smith recently presented more than $10,000 to Sarah Edgmon, Destiny Gordon, Jessie May, Stephanie Poarch, Danielle Huggins, Kylie Ballard and Rebecca Bass.

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 12:40pm

When members of the comprehensive plan steering committee meet on June 20, both the committee and members of the public will begin to have a clearer picture of what to expect as the process moves forward during the next 18 months.

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 11:54am

The Schmieding Centers in Springdale and Bella Vista will host two seminars around the topic of “Maximizing Your Social Security Retirement Benefits”.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:40am

Members of the Arkansas Tech University community gathered Thursday (June 6) to honor Dr. Jo Alice Blondin’s impact during her tenure as chancellor of Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 4:06pm

Rogers attorney David Fisher has been indicted by a federal grand jury for his role in helping former Northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber commit bank fraud.

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 2:20pm

More than 121,000 people viewed the “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell” exhibit at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, according to museum officials.

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 6:31pm

The Fort Smith Public School District Partners In Education program held its annual banquet on Thursday (May 30) and announced its partnership award winners.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 5:27pm

Following the deadly EF5 tornado that struck Moore, Okla., on May 20, a public discussion has begun regarding the construction of storm shelters at public schools.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 3:08pm

When Amanda Wheeler decided to get a college degree at age 36, it was mostly so she could better assist her three children with their homework.

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 7:03pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas (BBBS) recently received a $10,000 donation from CHEP in support of site-based mentoring programs and two of the annual BBBS fundraising events, Bowl for Kids Sake and The Big Event.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 12:17pm

Area residents could soon be smelling fresh paint along Garrison Avenue following the announcement today that Fort Smith is in the running for a revitalization project as part of the "Main Street Matters" campaign.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 11:46am


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