It was just last month that Fort Smith Director Kevin Settle was questioning why the city was allocating resources to various festivals and events in the downtown area instead of requesting ticket price increases to cover the cost.
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality released its final Remedial Action Decision Document (RADD) for Corrective Action on Friday (Dec. 27) that requires Whirlpool to spend at least $6 million to clean up pollution at its shuttered Fort Smith plant.
It's not every day that Fort Smith, Ark., is in the national spotlight. It's not every day that a film crew from a world-renowned publication makes a visit to this community to shed light on one of the country's most startling epidemics, either.
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.