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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.