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A small southeast Arkansas town with a population of less than 1,000 residents hosted political leaders and candidates from across state, senators from as far away as Maine and reporters from across the nation for a night of fundraising and coon eating on Saturday night (Jan. 11).

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:35am

It was just 2011 when the city of Van Buren was refusing to pay a contested 2009 water charge of $253,000 to the city of Fort Smith.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 6:11pm

Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced Thursday (Jan. 9) that Douglas James Christopher, 60, of Valparaiso, Ind., was sentenced today for knowingly transporting a minor from Oklahoma to Arkansas with the intent to engage in sexual activity.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 7:06pm

A mix of extreme cold and precipitation during the winter months could push the completion date of May 2014 for the Interstate 540 rehabilitation project in Fort Smith and Van Buren off schedule.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:07pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors and the Sebastian County Quorum Court approved resolutions Monday evening (Jan.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 9:25pm

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Chancellor Dr. Paul Beran took time Friday morning (Jan.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:03pm

Good schools are an essential part of Northwest Arkansas’ long term growth plans and a new report card says the region’s public school students are making positive strides in academic performance.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 12:43pm

Fort Smith has been named the fifth-place western town on True West Magazine’s 2014 Top Western Towns.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 1:12pm

John Brown University has named nursing educator Dr. Ellen Odell as director of JBU’s new nursing program. Odell will be initially responsible for developing curriculum and recruiting instructors for the university’s nursing program, which will begin admitting pre-nursing students Fall 2014.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 11:33am

It's not every day that Fort Smith, Ark., is in the national spotlight. It's not every day that a film crew from a world-renowned publication makes a visit to this community to shed light on one of the country's most startling epidemics, either.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 9:09pm

Dr. Mary Lackie has been named the vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Arkansas, and will begin the job in February.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 10:34am

Laura Jacobs has been named the new associate vice chancellor of university relations at the University of Arkansas. Her selection comes almost four months after the sudden and controversial firing of John Diamond by Chris Wyrick, the UA vice chancellor for university advancement.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 3:48pm

Dr. Marta Loyd, vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, has resigned her UAFS job to accept a position as executive director of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in Morrilton.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 7:23am

The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority voted Monday (Dec. 16) to award its executive director with a $25,000 bonus he requested during an executive session used to evaluate his performance during the last year.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 10:44pm

Eddie Christian Sr., a Fort Smith attorney known in wide legal circles as one of the best defense attorneys in the nation, has died following a fight with cancer. He was 72.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 3:33pm

More than 200 health professionals, local residents and city leaders attended the grand opening celebration of the new $13 million Mercy Clinic in Bella Vista on Thursday evening (Dec. 12).

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 8:47pm

Mark Horn of Fort Smith, vice chancellor for university relations at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, gave UAFS grads pointed advice about their life after college during a retrospective commencement address at the fall graduation ceremony Dec. 11.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:08am

Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, was recently elected to serve on the board for the Association for University Business and Economic Research.

Deck’s role will be to serve as an association director.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:36am

Progress is being made on projects funded by a collection of sales taxes approved by Van Buren voters last year, though not all the progress can be seen by the naked eye.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:32am

A laboratory in the city of Fort Smith's Utility Department was recently re-certified, not only allowing the lab to continue analysis of surface water and wastewater, but also serve as a backup to state labs in Little Rock.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:53pm


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