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The man who stole more than $272,000 from Southside High School band students and their parents and caused the cancellation of a 2012 band trip to Hawaii was sentenced Monday (March 30) to more than five years in prison and ordered to pay restitution.

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 6:00pm

The discovery of a human bone and continued erosion at a mound in Fort Smith built by Native Americans has caused The Archaeological Conservancy to expedite its plans to stabilize and preserve the structure.

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:07pm

New estimates from the U.S. Census show that Northwest Arkansas’ population grew 8.3% between April 2010 and July 2014, while the Fort Smith metro census estimate declined 0.31% in the same period.

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 1:33pm

A not so accurate recap of a story about Walmart testing grocery pickup, uncertainty over money to fix roads, and dogs – and maybe people – on leashes are the topics this week for The Video Wire anchor Dawson Meadows.

And Meadows does the whole thing with his collar all jacked up.

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 9:56am

The U.S. Marshals Museum has the 2015 spring lecture series titled The Gallery Lecture Series.

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:40am

Plans are developing fast for the “Festival of Murals” planned for downtown Fort Smith, with organizers hoping to have the first round of artists named by June. The event is expected to include a music festival and a “Criterium” bicycle race that could attract hundreds of competitors.

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 6:40pm

The Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus cardiovascular technology adult echocardiography (CVT) program has been granted initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 1:30pm

Good schools are crucial to a region’s economic growth because employers rely on strong school performance as one of the selling points for recruiting top talent to the region, according to Mike Malone, CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Council.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 8:00pm

It is a celebration that will be nearly three years in the making ... well, more accurately 200 years in the making. The City of Fort Smith will turn 200 on Dec, 25, 2017, and city officials plan to mark its bicentennial with a year-long series of festivities and special events.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 2:55pm

Former 188th Wing Commander Col. Mark Anderson has been awarded the Jack White Leadership Fort Smith Award. The award and other Community Leadership Awards will be presented at the Alumni Association’s annual Commencement and Leadership Awards Ceremony on May 14.

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:59pm

The Montessori School of Fort Smith has received a $10,000 Challenge Grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation based in Siloam Springs, Ark.

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:40am

The Fort Smith Board of Directors and city staffers engaged Thursday (March 19) in what at times was spirited discussion related to the city’s budgeting process used to manage and monitor expenses and revenue.

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 9:55pm

Tips on how to get a job at the soon-to-open Parrot Island Waterpark, a message from a guy who is trying to hold it in to keep his sewer rates low, and a special message from Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders are featured on this week’s edition of The Video Wire.

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 7:23am

The theatre program at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith took home two national and three regional awards from The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, accolades which solidify the department’s reputation as one of the best theatre programs in the region.

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:47pm

John Cooley and Rocky Walker are glad the Fort Smith Board of Directors and city staff are moving to appoint a committee to provide oversight of implementation of a Comprehensive Plan.

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 7:10pm

It’s been a decade in the making but the region’s first interactive children’s museum has announced an opening date and a new name in honor of Lee and Linda Scott and their family who were lead donors and early organizers of the facility.

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 8:31pm

Officials with Parrot Island Waterpark announced Tuesday (March 17) the start of hiring 100-150 part-time employees for the aquatics facility now under construction at Ben Geren Regional Park.

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 1:39pm

Rules providing a one-year permit and flexibility in the number of moves in that year were some of the preferred ideas supported by members of the Fort Smith Planning Commission toward a new ordinance regulating mobile food trucks in the city.

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 5:25pm

Fundraising for the U.S. Marshals Museum received a much-needed boost with Friday’s (March 13) news that First Bank Corp. added $500,000 to its donation and is 60% toward a goal to raise another $1 million for the museum to honor the late Sam M.

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:14pm

Douglas Reinert has been hired as the director of Parks & Recreation for the city of Fort Smith. He is set to begin the new job on April 6.

He succeeds Mike Alsup, who left the Fort Smith job in November for a similar job in Shelbyville, Tenn.

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 6:26pm


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