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Steven Kolb, 59, of Springdale, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for willfully failing to pay withholding taxes to the federal government.  Kolb was also sentenced to three years of supervised release, and a $2,500 fine.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:59pm

Sandra Keiser Edwards, deputy director of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, will receive the Western Illinois University Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at Western's spring 2014 commencement exercises on May 10.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:23pm

With a population on the brink of 500,000, Benton and Washington counties grew beyond their infrastructure long ago.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:49pm

A May 28 application deadline has been announced for the 2015 Leadership Fort Smith class, a selection of local residents who will take part in a year-long program focusing on developing future leaders in the area.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:30pm

Dr. Robin Bowen was on Tuesday (April 22) unanimously elected the new president of Arkansas Tech University, making her not only the first female to lead ATU, but also the first female to lead a public, four-year university in Arkansas.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:26pm

Faculty, staff, students and members of the community figuratively broke ground Monday (April 21) on the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith's new $15.5 million visual arts building in a ceremony that was moved indoors due to rainy weather.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:10pm

Twenty-seven Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus students earned awards at either the SkillsUSA Arkansas State Conference in Hot Springs, the Arkansas Licensed Practical Nurses Association (ALPNA) Spring Skills Competition in Hope or Arkansas Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference in

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:33am

Anyone regularly traveling through Bella Vista in the morning or evening into Bentonville knows more access roads are needed to connect the town of nearly 30,000 residents to the rest of Northwest Arkansas. State and local highway officials are working on such connections.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:21pm

Drivers making their way from Alma to Benton County are going to have to get used to hopping on Interstate 49 starting next week.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:46am

More than a hundred business professionals and child learning advocates huddled Wednesday morning (April 16) during a blustery construction kickoff for the $28.5 million Amazeum in Bentonville.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:44am

AccuWeather.com reports Moore, Okla., is in the heart of an area known as Tornado Alley. The people who call Moore home are still rebuilding from last year's devastating tornado that struck the area on May 20, 2013.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:38pm

While manufacturing may be a sore subject for many in the Fort Smith region, one economic bright spot that continues to shine is the medical sector.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:18pm

The Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority's Wednesday (April 9) meeting presented progress in an effort to secure a study of an inland harbor in the Fort Smith region.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:25pm

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has announced that a University of Akron vice president will join the UAFS staff, starting June 1.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:33pm

Fort Smith attorney Kyle Parker, who has been named president and CEO of the planned Fort Smith-based Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, said Wednesday they “are moving quickly” on what will be a $58 million college that when fully operational will house 600 students.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:20pm

The burgeoning local food movement that has swept the nation in recent years has planted roots in Northwest Arkansas. A group known as the Northwest Arkansas Regional Food Council, which organized in 2012, has hired Karp Resources to complete a comprehensive regional food assessment.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:45pm

The 188th Fighter Wing’s Ebbing Air National Guard Base will host seven F-16C Falcons and 40 maintenance, operation and support personnel from the Oklahoma Air National Guard’s Tulsa-based 138th Fighter Wing beginning April 8.

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:59pm

Chuck Marohn spent three hours Thursday morning (April 3) denuding decades-long accepted conventional wisdom of local government investment in infrastructure and economic development. His message was simple: If you don’t stop doing that, you’ll go broke.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:09pm

With the uproar over new Common Core standards leading some states, including Indiana and soon Oklahoma, to repeal all or part of the standards, local education administrators are defending the educational standards.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:18pm

Much of Arkansas could face large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes on Wednesday and rain the rest of the week, with the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas areas almost at the center of the large weather pattern.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:12pm


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