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America's Car-Mart announced the opening of its 139th dealership, the fifth new lot opening this fiscal year. The dealership is located in Valdosta, Ga., also the fifth Car-Mart lot in the Peach State, according to the release.

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:35pm

Two of Wal-Mart’s largest suppliers, H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods, have entered into a merger agreement creating the third largest food company in North American and the fifth largest in the world.

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:17pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum has the 2015 spring lecture series titled The Gallery Lecture Series.

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:40am

The Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus cardiovascular technology adult echocardiography (CVT) program has been granted initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 1:30pm

Fitness chain World Gym announced the closing of three Northwest Arkansas locations with a Facebook post on Tuesday (March 24).

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:16am

The Run Bentonville Half Marathon slated for 7 a.m., Saturday, March 28, has already registered some 2,300 participants for its various events. This marks the event’s fifth anniversary and organizers are preparing for another turnout, according to Blair Cromwell of Visit Bentonville.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 12:15pm

A Northwest Arkansas-based logistics company announced a major expansion and partnership Monday (March 23)  that will mean enhanced warehousing and fulfillment capabilities for current and potential customers of both companies involved.

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:50am

Main Street Siloam Springs is looking for artists to provide three outdoor art installations and is seeking proposals.

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:29pm

Former 188th Wing Commander Col. Mark Anderson has been awarded the Jack White Leadership Fort Smith Award. The award and other Community Leadership Awards will be presented at the Alumni Association’s annual Commencement and Leadership Awards Ceremony on May 14.

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:59pm

The Montessori School of Fort Smith has received a $10,000 Challenge Grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation based in Siloam Springs, Ark.

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:40am

”Making and Remaking America’s Downtowns” is the focus of the National Town Builders Association (NTBA) Spring Roundtable occurring in Arkansas this week.

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 4:50pm

Wal-Mart Stores’ Mexican division announced plans to further slow down its expansion efforts this year amid a sluggish Mexican economy and weakening peso retated to slumping oil prices.

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:40am

The theatre program at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith took home two national and three regional awards from The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, accolades which solidify the department’s reputation as one of the best theatre programs in the region.

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:47pm

Retailer Target, following Wal-Mart’s lead, announced Wednesday (March 18)  it would raise its minimum wage to $9 per hour in April. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour but at least a dozen states have set higher minimum pay rates being ushered in the in the next couple of years.

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:00pm

Dr. Carla Swearingen has been named the dean of faculty development and director of the Teaching and Learning Center at John Brown University in Siloam Springs.

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:20pm

Northwest Health System will soon begin construction on a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit within its Bentonville hospital campus as part of a $3 million investment in local hospital updates, according to a release by the healthcare provider on Wednesday (March 18).

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:25am

Officials with Parrot Island Waterpark announced Tuesday (March 17) the start of hiring 100-150 part-time employees for the aquatics facility now under construction at Ben Geren Regional Park.

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 1:39pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has recently acquired Georgia O’Keeffe’s Jimson Weed/ White Flower No. 1, (1932, oil on canvas), which will debut in a focused exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe: See What I See, on March 28 in the museum’s north exhibition gallery.

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 11:44pm

Butterfield Trail Village recently opened a new aquatic center with pool, fitness and spa facilities, and a new assisted living cottage on its 44-acre campus in Northwest Arkansas.
 

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 11:30pm

Douglas Reinert has been hired as the director of Parks & Recreation for the city of Fort Smith. He is set to begin the new job on April 6.

He succeeds Mike Alsup, who left the Fort Smith job in November for a similar job in Shelbyville, Tenn.

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 6:26pm

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