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Sentencing in the high-profile fraud case of former Northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber has been moved from Aug. 13 to Oct. 28.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:22pm

Leadership Franklin County has selected the program’s 2014-15 class has been selected. The class met for an opening reception on Aug. 7 at Post Familie Vineyards and Winery in Altus.

The new class members are:
Kevin Berry of Ozark, owner, Ozark Ford;

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:50pm

Twenty-five individuals have been selected for the 2014-15 Leadership Fort Smith Class. Participants will take part in a yearlong program offering a glimpse into the challenges of the local economic, educational, medical, nonprofit and governmental communities.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:48pm

A $4.9 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to the Fort Smith Regional Airport is the largest single grant received by the airport and will pay for completion of a major taxiway realignment by the fall of 2015.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:20am

The city of Fort Smith has invested $201.2 million since 1993 on wet weather sewer improvements and another $150 million or more could be poured into improvements before the city atones for violations of the federal Clean Water Act – bringing the grand total for compliance with the law to $351.2

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 5:25pm

A research team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been approved for nearly $2.1 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study how to improve diabetes self-management in the Marshallese community of Northwest Arkansas.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 5:14pm

Linda Clifton has been named associate director of advising and retention at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark campus.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:01pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors passed an ordinance at its Tuesday (Aug. 5) meeting that would restrict the location of temporary signs in rights of ways, a decision the Fort Smith Board of Realtors said could impact its business.

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:24pm

In discussions about a two mil increase in property taxes to benefit the Fort Smith Public Library, much attention has been paid to the impact a tax increase could have on homeowners.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:10pm

Four Fort Smith city directors were dismissed from a lawsuit alleging violations of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act according to a Thursday (July 31) court filing.

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 3:17pm

There is a strong link between economic opportunity and education, and even though Northwest Arkansas has several top-rated schools in the state and some of the nation’s largest corporations there is still much work to be done, according to Dr.

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:05pm

It was just more than a month ago that Fort Smith business and civic leaders said a concept similar to North Little Rock's Arkansas Innovation Hub was needed in the area and now the Fayetteville and Fort Smith public libraries ha

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:25pm

An opinion from the Arkansas Attorney General will not change action already taken by the Sebastian County Election Commission, but its chairman said the commission would likely take a new vote to ensure it follows the letter of the law after closing and in some cases consolidating polling sites

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:59am

The chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith said several top-level administrators recently departing the university are signs the university is hiring the right individuals and developing them professionally and intellectually.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 6:00pm

Mike Gilbert is a behind the scenes kind of guy. As chief operating officer of the Jones Trust in Springdale, he stays busy managing The Jones Center facilities, as well as the nonprofit's commercial real estate properties and capital projects.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:25pm

As the Northwest Arkansas Regional Razorback Greenway continues to grow, it adds business growth opportunities and healthy options for area residents and tourists.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:37am

City directors from Barling and Fort Smith were given their first opportunity to ask questions regarding plans by the Fort Smith Public Schools to construct a third high school in Chaffee Crossing, an events complex near the airport and realign the district's grades during a joint meeting of the

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:43pm

Dave Robertson has been named director of the Center for Business and Professional Development at the The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. The position was open following the retirement of Pat Eller.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:55pm

A new five-year strategic plan is in the works at NorthWest Arkansas Community College and it is specifically geared to measure against how it helps students succeed.

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 6:17pm

A study released July 22 by the University of Arkansas this week said research showed that charter schools provide a greater return on investment and are more cost effective than traditional public schools.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:43pm


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