The state of Arkansas definitely has room to improve in battling other states in the region for economic development projects and the day-to-day economy, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce president Randy Zook said Thursday (Oct. 23).
City Director At-Large Position 7 is the only contested municipal election in Fort Smith in the 2014 general election. Former City Director Don Hutchings and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Sherry Toliver are candidates for the position.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Fort Smith Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee received its first draft of the final proposed plan Thursday (Oct. 17) that will eventually be submitted to the Fort Smith Board of Directors for approval later this year.
The shift of capital allocation for fiscal 2016 favors e-commerce and convenience formats at Walmart U.S., and for good reason, according to the retailer’s top executives who outlined their future plans during an investor meeting on Wednesday (Oct. 15) in Bentonville.