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The Sebastian County Election Commission has selected a new election coordinator to replace its previous coordinator, who resigned following a series of ballot errors prior to the May 20 primary election.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:38pm

Somewhere, somebody at some place is a loaded box closer, a step closer, a state line closer to being the next resident of Northwest Arkansas. That person may be a retail industry veteran about to begin a lucrative job with a supplier to the company Sam and Helen started.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:50pm

Arkansas motorists will enter the traditional summer driving season this Memorial Day weekend with pump prices trending downward, but not without the typical bumps and fluctuations that often happen between now and the time students return to school.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 3:44pm

John Pope has a passion for trash ... well, for cleaning it up at least.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 3:33pm

Lawrence Beaty, son of Doris and Hilton Beaty, long-time Fort Smith area teachers, has received Idaho State University’s Distinguished Service Award for 2014.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 1:05pm

The Arkansas Tech University-Ozark campus will soon be home to a new 20,273-square-foot building designed to support the growing number of students enrolled in health care training programs.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 3:36pm

A graduation ceremony was held recently for the 18 graduates of the 2014 class of Leadership Franklin County (LFC). The ceremony took place at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus, where LFC is housed.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 1:21pm

John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods Inc., pledged $2 million to the Jones Center Endowment on Tuesday (May 20), bringing the non-profit’s management within $3.5 million of its $30 million goal toward financial sustainability. The gift was made by the Tyson Family Foundation.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 3:05pm

The Van Buren City Council approved additional funding for an economic development study Monday night (May 19), in addition to approving amendments to the city's zoning for indoor gun ranges.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 6:04am

The 188th Fighter Wing flew its last training mission with its A-10 aircraft Friday (May 16) before the planes leave Fort Smith for the final time as the fighter wing transitions to a new remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), targeting, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) mission.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 7:20pm

A proposal that would give the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education an option to purchase land presently committed to Fort Smith Public Schools ran into a blip Thursday (May 15) during a meeting of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority's real estate committee.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 6:01pm

To paraphrase former President Gerald Ford, "Our long nightmare is (almost) over."

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:44pm

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum will participate this summer in Blue Star Museums and offer half price RAM Family memberships to all active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 through Labor Day, Sept. 1, 2014.

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 6:52am

A crisis is afoot in the four counties that reside along the Oklahoma border in Northwest Arkansas and the problem will only get worst, according to information from the River Valley Regional Food Bank in Fort Smith.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 6:13pm

At least one member of the Arkansas House of Representatives has confirmed that he is pursuing impeachment against Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza following his ruling Friday (May 9) that overturned the state's ban on gay m

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 5:36pm

Selling downtown Bentonville as a residential hot spot is a no-brainer given the cuisine and arts that draw thousands to the town square each week.

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 6:18am

An organization that raised $10,000 at a fundraiser in February is not recognized as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service or as a charitable organization by the state of Arkansas.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 7:23pm

It was just earlier this year that the Fort Smith Board of Directors and the city were wrangling over risks and costs with the two men heading up the River Valley Sports Complex, with the project appearing to be up in the air at one point.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:15pm

Many residents in Northwest Arkansas have no idea where their water is sourced, but for the past half century Beaver Lake, which was completed in the mid 1960s, has been the water source for the growing region.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 2:24pm

A union vote at an OK Foods processing facility in Heavener, Okla., failed by a narrow margin Thursday (May 1), with workers voting 26-29 on a question of whether to unionize the facility.

With the vote failing, officials with Fort Smith-based OK Foods hailed it as a victory.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 1:15pm


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