The passing of esteemed lawyer Eddie Christian Sr., the potential for a medical school in Fort Smith and learning the rules when running for elected office are part of the Dec. 20 Friday Wire for the Fort Smith region.
Prepping for more growth in downtown Bentonville, the Duck Dynasty controversy and its potential impact on Wal-Mart, and the potential loss of a corporate headquarters are part of the Northwest Arkansas Friday Wire for Dec. 20.
Laura Jacobs has been named the new associate vice chancellor of university relations at the University of Arkansas. Her selection comes almost four months after the sudden and controversial firing of John Diamond by Chris Wyrick, the UA vice chancellor for university advancement.
Slight but continued improvements in economic trends for the Fort Smith region during the third quarter of 2013 has resulted in the best quarterly grade for the economy since the first quarter 2009 launch of The Compass Report.
The Federal Reserve affirmed its outlook for stronger GDP growth in 2014, and said Wednesday it will reduce – or “taper” – its injection of $40 billion into the U.S. economy through securities purchases.
For anyone with a dream of being the next city councilman, senator or even dog catcher, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith is planning a workshop to teach novice candidates the ins and outs of running for public office.
No longer are the Fort Smith Board of Directors and the Sebastian County Quorum Court wrangling over whether or not to add an additional $800,000 to the $8 million budget for the Ben Geren Aquatics Center.
A dispute over payment for land that erupted at a Dec. 3 Board of Directors meeting brought to light a continuing nuisance for the city of Fort Smith and according to one city official, it does not look like that nuisance will be going away anytime soon.
Employees and elected officials in the city of Van Buren will take home a larger pay check next year after the Van Buren City Council formally approved the city's fiscal year 2014 budget and a separate ordinance dealing with elected officials' salaries.
Talk Business Arkansas — in conjunction with the State Chamber of Commerce and consulting group CEG Partners — released its first “Business Leaders Confidence Survey,” which found that company leaders across Arkansas see sizable revenue growth in 2014 but it may not correlate to hiring or capital
Even though uncertainty remains regarding the future of the Ben Geren Aquatics Center, the city of Fort Smith took another step forward Wednesday (Dec. 11) in order to provide additional funding for the project.