The group of restaurant owners attempting to force an election on enactment of a 1% prepared food tax in Fort Smith have about 3,000 signatures collected and hope to have about 4,000 by Saturday’s deadline.
The presidents and chancellors of Arkansas' 11 public universities and two university systems issued a 16-point pledge today aimed at better collaboration and cooperation to advance the state's higher education population.
William Conner Eldridge Jr., 33, was formally sworn in as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas during a Friday (Mar. 18) investiture ceremony at the Judge Isaac C. Parker Federal Building in Fort Smith.
The board of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce on Thursday (Mar. 17) approved a resolution asking the Arkansas General Assembly to keep Fort Smith and Sebastian County in the 3rd Congressional District.
Rep. Keith Ingram, D-West Memphis, and Sen. Jake Files, R-Fort Smith, are pushing legislation that would give voters in cities and counties the ability to tax themselves to recruit at least 50 new high-paying jobs.
Unless amended or repealed, Fort Smith will have a new set of animal control laws as of Jan. 1, 2012, that will include the mandatory registration of pets, spay and neutering of pets and regulation of tethering dogs.