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The Jones Trust and advancement staff of the Jones Center have in two years completed the task of raising $30 million to reinforce the $30 million endowment left by Harvey and Bernice Jones. 

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 4:30pm

Tough talk from Arkansas tourism officials during a presentation with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton and encouragement on how to not sample 375 wine varieties in one night are part of this week’s The Video Wire.

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 4:08pm

The Old Fort Homeless Coalition is moving forward with the design and bid process after receiving approval of $695,000 in grants from the Arkansas Development Finance Authority to support the first phase of construction on the Riverview Hope Campus just south of downtown Fort Smith.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:18pm

Monthly Fort Smith sewer bills that could rise from an average of $20 per month to $53 a month by 2017 and a lower than expected increase in city staffing were just a few items presented Tuesday (Feb.

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:15pm

An effort by Fort Smith city officials to update mobile food vendor regulations that one city official says are “antiquated” and “too restrictive” is welcomed by such vendors and a majority of downtown Fort Smith property owners who participated in a recent survey on the issue.

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:57pm

The University of Arkansas System bestowed the title of vice chancellor emeritus to Mark Horn of Fort Smith during a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Board of Visitors meeting held on UAFS campus Feb. 17.

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 6:28pm

This week Dawson Meadows updates us on a Mars Petcare expansion that could add up to 95 good-paying manufacturing jobs, insuring more than $240 million in Fort Smith city assets, and a Festival of Murals event that is being touted as an “Unexpected Project” set for Sept.

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 12:56pm

City directors appeared frustrated with Fort Smith management at the Feb. 17 Board of Directors meeting as part of a discussion to renew insurance for an estimated $240 million in city assets.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 5:41am

Another round of snow and ice is predicted for most of Arkansas, according to a Tuesday report from AccuWeather. This next push of arctic air is expected to bring air that is just as cold, or even colder than the air that brought subzero l

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 5:43pm

A “Festival of Murals” project for downtown Fort Smith was unveiled at Tuesday’s (Feb.

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:57pm

All of Arkansas could be covered in ice and snow beginning Sunday night (Feb. 15) and into Monday, according to a report from AccuWeather.

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 4:51pm

A more than $230,000 difference between two bids for the city of Fort Smith’s auto and property insurance did not present an easy choice for members of the Fort Smith Board of Directors who on Tuesday (Feb. 10) reviewed the competing insurance plans.

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 7:02pm

Just a day after a $692.175 million appropriation bill for the University of Arkansas system was filed in the Arkansas General Assembly, UA officials issued a report that the flagship university in Fayetteville had in 2014 a statewide economic impact of $1.2 billion.

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 3:46pm

Several hundred people stood in long lines at the Blue Lion in downtown Fort Smith to buy U.S. Marshals Service commemorative coins. Up to $5 million of the coin sales could be available to pay for exhibit work at the planned U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 8:14pm

The City Wire and Things To Do In Fort Smith are working together to provide an entertaining way to deliver recent news and to provide the readers of both websites even more access to regional event information.

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:25pm

Those who have served in the U.S. military are likely familiar with the phrase “Hurry up and wait.” But the U.S.

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:01pm

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


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