Former CEO Wal-Mart Mike Duke earned $15.1 million less money in fiscal 2014 than in prior year, but he still collected $5.64 million in compensation as he transitioned into retirement effective Jan. 31.
An attempt by the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority (FCRA) to reclaim an amphitheater it originally gave to the city of Fort Smith ran into a hiccup Wednesday (April 23), as the Fort Smith Parks Commission voted against recommendation of the land swap to the city's Board of Directors.
The four largest cities in Northwest Arkansas reported collecting $4.31 million in sales tax revenue last month, up 8.61% from the April 2013 report. Sales taxes received in April reflects sales tax collected in February.
Fort Smith City Director Kevin Settle announced Tuesday (April 22) that he would seek a third term on the city's Board of Directors. Settle, who serves as an at-large director and as vice mayor, so far has no announced opponent in his race.
On the 125th anniversary of Oklahoma City's founding, its former Mayor Kirk Humphreys was in Fort Smith to speak to the city Board of Directors about what his city did to transform from a place that was boring and dead after 5 p.m. to a city that is now among the fastest growing in America.
Two closely watched freight reports indicate positive movement in the U.S. economy, but also note that “signals are still mixed,” and that truck tonnage gains in 2014 are not likely to be as strong as they were in 2013.
Dr. Robin Bowen was on Tuesday (April 22) unanimously elected the new president of Arkansas Tech University, making her not only the first female to lead ATU, but also the first female to lead a public, four-year university in Arkansas.
Americans are looking at more than dollar savings when it comes to feeding their families. A recent food trends report by Cone Communications indicates families are reaching for healthier, more sustainable foods which is forcing changes within the grocery industry.
Crawford County Judge John Hall and Sheriff Ron Brown took their sales pitch for a new county jail across downtown Van Buren to the city's council meeting Monday night (April 21) before the two men addressed residents concerned about a gun range at the Crawford County Quorum Court meeting shortly
Faculty, staff, students and members of the community figuratively broke ground Monday (April 21) on the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith's new $15.5 million visual arts building in a ceremony that was moved indoors due to rainy weather.
One of the few races garnering attention in the run up to the May 20 primary is the race for House District 96. The race pits Republicans Grant Hodges and Damon Wallace against each other in the largely rural Benton County District.
Small formats, unique items and home delivery aren’t just popular with retail, they are also drawing the attention of restaurant giant YUM Brands who is seeking to breathe life into its Pizza Hut and KFC segments.