October typically unleashes a flood of pink products, ribbons and signage across corporate America and retailers. Professional sports leagues, cities and businesses are awash in pink, with some raising money and others just promoting breast cancer awareness.
August hospitality tax collections in Fort Smith and Van Buren, sector employment and traffic at the Fort Smith Regional Airport point to continued recovery in the region’s tourism and travel industry.
Neighborhood Markets have been the shining star among Walmart U.S. formats in recent years, though they pale in comparison to overall revenue generation of the supercenter format. Greg Foran wants them to be shinier and maybe reverse the pale comparison.
As the world becomes more digitally connected, expanding broadband access for Arkansans has become an important issue across the state. And in the area of education, broadband access has become an issue of paramount importance.
The Fort Smith Board of Directors and the Sebastian County Quorum Court voted Tuesday (Oct. 21) to enter into a contract with Erie, Pa.-based American Resort Management, but the deal is not yet done since the Quorum Court did not have enough votes for passage on the contract's first reading.
A "retreat" of Fort Smith's Central Business Improvement District commissioners Tuesday (Oct. 21) morning explored bringing more events to the district and forming a master land use plan for the downtown area.
As U.S. and international oil prices struggle to stay above $80 barrel, many energy analysts fear that slow global growth and soft demand for energy could signal a permanent shift in the market for benchmark crude.
Arkansas’ open 4th District Congressional race suddenly got interesting. In contrast, there is no political drama in the 3rd Congressional District race in which incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, has a commanding lead in the polls.
The September labor report is more of the same. Arkansas’ jobless rate fell to 6.2% compared to 7.7% in September 2013, although the size of the workforce fell by 1.89% and the number of employed dropped by 0.37% in the year-over-year comparison.
A meeting Monday (Oct. 20) of Sebastian County elected officials and local members of the General Assembly largely focused on reimbursement from the state of Arkansas to counties for housing state Department of Corrections prisoners.
It’s a good time to be a cattle farmer or a feedlot operator as prices for feeder calves and fed cattle continue to rise while grain prices decline. But that typically means red ink for packers like Tyson Foods and Cargill and higher beef prices for steak and burger-loving consumers.
The healthy pace of traffic growth at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport and the Fort Smith Regional Airport did not slow in September, with XNA enplanements up almost 14% and Fort Smith up more than 16% during the month.
They have only hosted one meeting, but a new student organization at Van Buren High School is already making waves after more than 60 students attended the first meeting of the Secular Student Alliance (SSA) – the only such alliance among
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