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Electrical work will require the temporary closure of Interstate 49 in Benton County near Lowell, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:25am

For the third month in a row, Fort Smith sales tax collections have surpassed the same month last year. But even with the increase in revenues, sales tax receipts are still below expectations for the year.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:43pm

Ground was broken Wednesday (Sept. 24) on the U.S. Marshals Museum along the banks of the Arkansas River near downtown Fort Smith, an important step in moving the museum from a dream and concept to a reality.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:08pm

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith introduced a variety programs Tuesday (Sept. 23) at its Board of Visitors meeting that it said would protect students from sexual assault and domestic violence.

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:55pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum will break ground Wednesday (Sept. 24), the 200th anniversary of the Marshals Service's founding. But even with dirt moving at the planned museum's site along the Arkansas River near downtown Fort Smith, fundraising continues.

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:51pm

With the memory of last winter still fresh on the mind of many and some weather websites and almanacs predicting a repeat or in some cases worse winter this year, local governments and public agenc

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:02pm

He had not yet even spoke and already the crowd was on their feet Friday night (Sept. 19) with a sustained applause that lasted so long, Bill Nye "The Science Guy" took out his smart phone and began to record the moment at Barnhill Arena.

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:55pm

Officials with Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 23 for a new $4 million allied health building.

The event is set for 11 a.m.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:27pm

Just days before a scheduled groundbreaking on the riverfront near downtown Fort Smith, the U.S. Marshals Museum announced Thursday (Sept. 18) a pledge of $5 million from an anonymous donor.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:50pm

Alumnus Jeff Sanders and his wife, Kathy, of Richardson, Texas, have contributed more than $1 million to the College of Engineering in support of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:59am

Van Buren Public Schools' top administrator is calling accusations that students at a city elementary school participated in a faculty-lead prayer during the school day inaccurate.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:40pm

One of the most surprising statistics for many to digest about the booming Northwest Arkansas economy is the number of children and adolescents who are at risk for hunger — one in four locally, compared to one in six people across the nation, according to local hunger relief advocates.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:12pm

The rumble of motorcycles may soon be a more regular sound along Garrison Avenue in downtown Fort Smith. A motorcycle parade will take place in two weeks and a planned large-scale motorcycle rally benefitting local non-profits is planned for next year.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:23pm

Enrollment numbers show 2,172 individuals studying at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark campus, which has seen its enrollment increase by 622% since joining Arkansas Tech in 2003;

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 2:26pm

Enrollment figures at the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith fell by 4.63% from last year's Fall enrollment of 7,154 students to Fall 2014's enrollment of 6,823 students.

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:13pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors received an update on the effort to update the city's comprehensive plan that has been underway since last year.

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:42pm

Food insecurity is a problem that has only grown in severity since the financial crisis of 2008, according to a local food bank executive. Arvest Bank is teaming up with local organizations to reduce the number of hunger in the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas regions.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:52pm

Voters in the Greenwood School District will go to the polls on Sept. 16 to decide whether to increase the district's millage rate by 1.9 mils and generate an estimated $590,000 more in annual district revenue.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:32pm

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is moving ahead with plans to offer sanctioned baseball and softball under Division III, perhaps fielding its first team as soon as the fall of 2016.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:28pm

The Fort Smith Regional Airport Commission approved a contract Tuesday (Aug. 26) with Pro-Tec Fire Services to provide firefighting protection and rescue services at the airport beginning Oct. 1.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:24pm


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