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Unlike most counties across the state, when the Great Recession hit, Logan County took a one-two punch to the gut.

Not only was the recession crippling to the region's economy, but shortly after the recession began, Logan County lost almost 10% of its jobs in one crippling blow.

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 10:57am

Bella Vista Alderman Jerry Snow has raised concerns over a lack of protocol in the pending purchase of two dump trucks planned by the city.

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 3:47pm

That didn't take long.

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 4:36pm

They did not have to come. They chose to come after Fort Smith residents reached out and asked for help.

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 4:29pm

Northwest Arkansas continues to be a great place to live, according to civic leader Dick Trammel, who said Thursday, “It’s almost like every day is Christmas.”

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 4:37pm

Girls Inc. of Fort Smith recently presented more than $10,000 to Sarah Edgmon, Destiny Gordon, Jessie May, Stephanie Poarch, Danielle Huggins, Kylie Ballard and Rebecca Bass.

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 12:40pm

When members of the comprehensive plan steering committee meet on June 20, both the committee and members of the public will begin to have a clearer picture of what to expect as the process moves forward during the next 18 months.

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 11:54am

The Schmieding Centers in Springdale and Bella Vista will host two seminars around the topic of “Maximizing Your Social Security Retirement Benefits”.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:40am

Members of the Arkansas Tech University community gathered Thursday (June 6) to honor Dr. Jo Alice Blondin’s impact during her tenure as chancellor of Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 4:06pm

Rogers attorney David Fisher has been indicted by a federal grand jury for his role in helping former Northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber commit bank fraud.

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 2:20pm

More than 121,000 people viewed the “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell” exhibit at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, according to museum officials.

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 6:31pm

The Fort Smith Public School District Partners In Education program held its annual banquet on Thursday (May 30) and announced its partnership award winners.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 5:27pm

Following the deadly EF5 tornado that struck Moore, Okla., on May 20, a public discussion has begun regarding the construction of storm shelters at public schools.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 3:08pm

When Amanda Wheeler decided to get a college degree at age 36, it was mostly so she could better assist her three children with their homework.

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 7:03pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas (BBBS) recently received a $10,000 donation from CHEP in support of site-based mentoring programs and two of the annual BBBS fundraising events, Bowl for Kids Sake and The Big Event.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 12:17pm

Area residents could soon be smelling fresh paint along Garrison Avenue following the announcement today that Fort Smith is in the running for a revitalization project as part of the "Main Street Matters" campaign.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 11:46am

There are better ways to respond to help the victims of natural disasters than just showing up to help or immediately sending loads of supplies, according to officials who study and deal with victim response.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 11:32am

Commuters in Crawford County have started seeing more orange cones and it does not look like it will change anytime soon.

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 6:56am

Fayetteville is one of eight Arkansas cities to participate in a sustainability scorecard program.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 3:20pm

Graduating seniors from the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith scored in the top 20 percent in a national assessment test, with six UAFS students scoring in the top 10 percent internationally.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 7:40am

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