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Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas areas do not sit on or near regularly active fault lines, but residents in the regions should pay attention to a new hazard map issued by the United States Geological Survey.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:50pm

July has been a month to reflect on the past and look to the future as Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson celebrated her one-year anniversary as President at NorthWest Arkansas Community College July 1.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:39pm

Joint events in Fort Smith and Washington, D.C., Wednesday (July 23) unveiled the design of a U.S. Marshals commemorative coin to be minted later this year.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:54pm

The transition from fire protection provided by what is now known as the 188th Wing to an airport-run fire department has hit some speed bumps, the Fort Smith Airport Commission were told during its monthly meeting Tuesday (July 22).

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:45pm

The City of Fort Smith has already begun preparations of the fiscal year 2015 budget and members of the city's Board of Directors had their first public opportunity to weigh in on the process Tuesday (July 22) at the group's noon study session at the Fort Smith Public Library.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:15pm

Monday (July 21) was the first day of Van Buren's new security measures at its municipal complex.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:59pm

A proposed millage increase to be voted on next month would net the Fort Smith Public Library an additional $2.8 million in revenue, allowing the library to expand offerings and upgrade technologies to meet customer expectations.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:29pm

Bikes, Blues and BBQ, an event that began in 2000 with around 300 motorcycle riders, is expanding to include a motorcycle rally at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale that will include a car show, cooking contest and live music.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:23pm

A recently released feature from National Geographic Magazine titled, “The New Face of Hunger,” documents hunger programs in Iowa, New York and Texas and also includes a four-minute video of efforts by Charolette Tidwell to help provide food to seniors in the Fort Smith area.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 1:33pm

An agreement Wednesday (July 16) by the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission to buy two compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks is proof that efforts by Sen.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:34pm

After more than four decades in public education and administration, Van Buren Superintendent of Schools Dr. Merle Dickerson hung up his proverbial educator's hat last month and headed off into the world of retirement.

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 5:27pm

Paul Harvel’s more than 46 years of work with chambers of commerce in three states –  from Northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith to Amarillo – has garnered him the most prestigious award in U.S. chamber circles.

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 5:25pm

Allen Wichtendahl of Rogers has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for mail fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay his victims more than $1 million in restitution. The sentence was handed down Friday by U.S.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:27pm

The lease of 70 new golf carts for Ben Geren Regional Park's golf course has one member of the Sebastian County Quorum Court crying foul.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 7:15pm

If there is one area of Arkansas' economy that is doing well, it is in jobs that require strong skills in math and science, according to Dr. Suzanne Mitchell. She says STEM is the one of the few areas in academics that can make a direct economic impact.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 3:14pm

A group of 2014 graduates of Fort Smith's Union Christian Academy presented a dream Wednesday (July 9) that they admit is big, but believe is a possible if the community rallies together.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:31am

A building permit valued at $9.764 million was issued last week for the Ben Geren Aquatics Center and Sebastian County Judge David Hudson said it was a sign that the project is on schedule for a Memorial Day 2015 opening.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:08pm

Justin Smith of Springdale has been named as the new chief business and community outreach officer at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:25pm

Whirlpool announced Thursday (July 3) a settlement with south Fort Smith property owners in a class action lawsuit the owners filed after the company had disclosed that potentially cancer-causing trichloroethylene (TCE) had leaked into the groundwater and spread to the affected properties.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:54pm

Dr. Georgia Hale has been promoted to provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. She succeeds Ray Wallace who recently was hired as chancellor at Indiana University Southeast.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:30pm


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