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American Resort Management, the Erie, Pa.-based company set to operate the Parrot Island Waterpark at Ben Geren Regional Park, announced Thursday (Jan. 29) that more than 1,000 votes were received in the contest to name features of the waterpark.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:33pm

It’s time to start the new year at Wal-Mart Stores and that typically signals the end of road for some corporate employees. The retail giant eliminated about 50 positions at its corporate headquarters in Bentonville on Wednesday (Jan.

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:51pm

NorthWest Arkansas Community College enrolled more than 7,300 credit students for the spring 2015 semester, NWACC officials announced today, but the number was down 3.2% or 238 students from the same period last year.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 3:43pm

Tyson Foods announced a $110 million expansion to its Vienna, Ga., chicken plant that will add more than 500 jobs by mid-year.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:38am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson today announced on Monday (Jan. 26) the following appointments to boards and commissions: 


William “Dubs” Byers, Gould, to the Board of Corrections. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2021. Replaces Janis Walmsley.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:39pm

Cereal maker Post announced plans to acquire MOM Brands for $1.5 billion. MOM Brands includes Malt-O-Meal, Golden Puffs, Cinnamon Toasters and other ready-to-eat brands.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:45pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces several key appointments to the advancement division for the museum relations team.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:03pm

Dr. Solangel Pollock has joined Dr. Trevor Hodge at  Sparks Fort Smith Internal Medicine located at 708 Lexington.

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 1:28pm

Dollar General will hold the grand opening of a new store at 1701 Grand Ave. in Fort Smith on Saturday, Jan. 31, beginning at 8 a.m. The Goodlettsville, Tenn.,-based retailer will hand out $10 gift cards to the first 50 adult shoppers to visit the store.

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:09pm

A longtime lawman Rogers Police Chief James Allen died Thursday morning (Jan 22) following a long cancer battle.

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 7:28pm

American Express has filed suit against former Arvest bank president H. Dennis Smiley for unpaid credit card accounts totaling $65,025.41.

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 6:54pm

Family Dollar shareholders approved the $8.5 billion deal to be acquired by Dollar Tree with 74% of the votes cast in favor of the merger on Thursday (Jan. 22). Shareholders passed on the hostile $9.1 billion all-cash offer by Dollar General amid regulatory concerns.

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:46pm

Wal-Mart has settled a civil suit with the family of James McNair, the comedian killed last year in an auto fatality involving a Walmart truck. McNair, 62, was traveling with comedian Tracy Morgan who was also seriously injured in the crash that took place in New Jersey.

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 1:29pm

Unlike Target Stores, retail behemoth Wal-Mart is not backing down on efforts to grow market share north of the border. Walmart Canada will open 11 new supercenters this month as its fiscal 2015 comes to an end Jan. 31.

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:29pm

Voting to name features of the Parrot Island Waterpark concludes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 23).

Each of the seven amenities in the contest has five choices – all of which were submitted by citizens during the first round of the contest.

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:49am

Fort Smith-based ArcBest Corp. on Thursday (Jan. 22) announced a quarterly divident of 6 cents per share to shareholders of record on Feb. 5. The dividend is paid on Feb. 19.

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:34am

The Tyson Foods Foundation and the Tyson family donated $500,000 to the University of Arkansas system to support its online university program, eVersity.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:41pm

ABF Freight has partnered with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the U.S. Army on a joint program to help soldiers transition from military service to the civilian world with work as a truck driver.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:58am

Routine bridge maintenance will require a lane closure on Interstate 540 in Fort Smith/Van Buren, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 1:52pm

Tax refund time is important for retailers and Wal-Mart who will again use their services platforms to help shoppers complete their 2014 income taxes.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:33am

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