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The Sebastian County Quorum Court voted Tuesday (March 18) to accept a proposal by County Judge David Hudson to change certain operations and fee structures at Ben Geren Regional Park's golf course, while the Fort Smith Board of Directors approved a more than $2 million reservoir project at Chaff

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 6:05am

A unanimous vote by the Fort Smith Planning Commission to approve the planned zoning district (PZD) at the site of the Fianna Hills Country Club does not guarantee a similar vote at the April 1 meeting of the Fort Smith Board of Directors – the last hurdle to jump in order to get the

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 6:29pm

The University of Arkansas System announced Monday (March 17) that its Board of Trustees would meet Thursday (March 20) and Friday (March 21) at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, with votes to continue the system's ban of firearms and approval of new degree programs on the agenda.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 6:07pm

Attorneys for the family of a Faulkner County woman who died in April 2008 due to what the family alleged was neglect and negligence have added even more fuel to the fire in the case of Circuit Judge Mike Maggio – fuel that could mean trouble for Fort Smith businessman Michael Morton.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 5:59pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday (March 17) announced the following appointments and reappointments.

Chris Palmer, Little Rock, as Circuit Judge in the Third Division of the 6th Judicial District. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2014. Replaces Jay Moody.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 2:05pm

The Arkansas Energy Office (AEO), a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, announced Monday (March 17) a total of $800,000 in rebates will be provided to two fueling station operators – one in Little Rock and one in West Memphis.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:41pm

Morril Harriman, a former state Senator from Van Buren and the long-time chief of staff for Gov. Mike Beebe, has been appointed by Beebe to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:07am

With the funding secured for the next fiscal year, GOP gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson says he will support the private option because it is the “law of the land,” but he promised reforms to the controversial program, which he labeled a “pilot project.”

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 3:49pm

Arkansas Economic Development Commission director Grant Tennille says he’s supportive of efforts to raise the state minimum wage to $8.50 per hour, calling it a “jobs creator.”

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 3:41pm

In those quarters where Obama-bashing is a sport, the situation in Ukraine has given conservative commentators on Fox News and elsewhere more ammunition to bash President Obama.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 3:08pm

A second shot at attempting to legalizing medical marijuana in Arkansas, a prediction on severe weather in the early Spring, and a planned union vote at Fort Smith-based O.K. Foods are part of the March 14 Friday Wire for the Fort Smith region.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 6:22am

A second shot at attempting to legalizing medical marijuana in Arkansas, notes on the new PR chief at the University of Arkansas, and the estimated growth of small business in Northwest Arkansas are part of the Northwest Arkansas Friday Wire for March 14.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 6:13am

While the race between Tom Cotton and Mark Pryor for the U.S. Senate is getting a lot of attention, at least one other race is bound to create a buzz.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 6:32pm

Pizza, Mexican food and a snoring wife are what keeps local mayors up at night.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 5:44pm

During his eight years as Arkansas’ chief executive, Mike Beebe has seen his party lose ground time and again. Five out of the six members of the Arkansas congressional delegation were Democrats when Beebe took office in 2006. Today, five out of six are Republicans.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 4:07pm

Crawford County Judge John Hall announced the hiring of James Langford of Collierville, Tenn.-based SouthBuilt TEAM LLC to be the architect for the county's proposed jail.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 5:03pm

Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner was found guilty on all 14 counts of bribery and extortion she was facing from federal prosecutors.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 9:21pm

Fort Smith city directors spent much of a noon Board of Directors study session debating and discussing what they would like to see a board governance policy. The idea of a board governance policy was originally proposed by City Director Pam Weber during a Board retreat in 2013.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 5:25pm

Residents often have a few minutes to take action and seek shelter once a tornado warning has been issued. But a piece of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives aims to increase the time individuals have to prepare for the worst.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:46am

The May 20 primary is little more than seven weeks away and the area's first political debate of the 2014 political season took place Monday afternoon (March 10).

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 6:23pm


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