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The City of Fort Smith has already begun preparations of the fiscal year 2015 budget and members of the city's Board of Directors had their first public opportunity to weigh in on the process Tuesday (July 22) at the group's noon study session at the Fort Smith Public Library.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:15pm

Travel, office moves and adding product lines have kept the days busy for the management at Picasolar, DataRank and Ecovet – three of the five startups followed by The City Wire in 2014.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:41pm

Some reports of the closely watched U.S. freight industry suggest the economy performed well in the first half of 2014, with the only hiccup being a 0.8% decline in the June truck tonnage index reported by the American Trucking Associations’.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:19pm

The Crawford County Quorum Court will look for additional funding for the Crawford County Election Commission after the commission ran out of money following the recent primary runoff election in May.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:58pm

A proposed millage increase to be voted on next month would net the Fort Smith Public Library an additional $2.8 million in revenue, allowing the library to expand offerings and upgrade technologies to meet customer expectations.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:29pm

Wal-Mart Stores is offering teachers across the country 10% savings on classroom supplies.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:56pm

Bikes, Blues and BBQ, an event that began in 2000 with around 300 motorcycle riders, is expanding to include a motorcycle rally at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale that will include a car show, cooking contest and live music.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:23pm

Retail giant Wal-Mart might claim to be a constant low cost leader and match other retailers’ sale prices, but it does not match its online prices and makes no apologies for that policy.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:44pm

The Weekly Standard founder, publisher and editor Bill Kristol says Arkansas is “almost” a must-win for Republicans if they are to take back the U.S. Senate.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 5:50pm

A recently released feature from National Geographic Magazine titled, “The New Face of Hunger,” documents hunger programs in Iowa, New York and Texas and also includes a four-minute video of efforts by Charolette Tidwell to help provide food to seniors in the Fort Smith area.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 1:33pm

Arkansas’ jobless rate fell to 6.2% in June, with the number of employed virtually flat compared to June 2013 and the labor force size shrinking by almost 20,000 in the year-over-year period.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:49am

The second quarter was kind to Pine Bluff-based Simmons First National Corp. and Conway-based Home BancShares Inc., with Simmons posting results that beat estimates and Home BancShares – the parent company of Centennial Bank – setting a new quarterly income record.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:53pm

It’s shaping up to be a busy summer for two entrepreneurs – one a recent high school graduate – pushing baby food and video games.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:29pm

The two men battling to replace U.S. Rep.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:16pm

Arkansas commercial airport trends that began early in 2014 have continued through June, with traffic increases in Northwest Arkansas (XNA) and Fort Smith and enplanement declines in Little Rock.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 5:49pm

Consumers in Arkansas are not as optimistic as their neighbors in Missouri or Oklahoma and the there is division in sentiment within the Natural State as well, according to the first Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey released today (July 17).

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:34am

The River Valley Sports Complex took another step forward at Tuesday's (July 15) Fort Smith Board of Directors regular meeting with a vote approving a financial assurance agreements between the city and RVSC.

The city said the agreements would protect its interests.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:24pm

The local foreclosure markets in Northwest Arkansas and the Fort Smith metro areas continue to slow with fewer filings each month following a national trend.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:05pm

Tucked away in eastern Rogers near downtown, the House of Webster has quietly provided gourmet specialty food items since 1934.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 6:02pm

An agreement Wednesday (July 16) by the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission to buy two compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks is proof that efforts by Sen.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:34pm

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