President Barack Obama said that the nation was “left with some hard questions” in the aftermath of a Connecticut elementary school massacre and must take action in the memory of the 20 children and six adults killed there.
The Central Business Improvement District (CBID) okayed color and design schemes for restoration of the Sparks Theater exterior in downtown Fort Smith on 10th Street and Garrison Avenue Thursday (Dec. 13).
Greg Phillips, a 15-year veteran of the Main Street Arkansas downtown development program, has been named the new director of Main Street Arkansas, according to Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain.
Whirlpool Corp. recently bought a full-page newspaper ad in the Tulsa World touting the appliance maker’s commitment to creating U.S. jobs by saying it is: "Building the best in the world right here at home."
The Fort Smith Board of Directors tussled over voting on preliminary recommendations from the Animal Services Advisory Board (ASAB) and received a “crash course” on tree and power line conflicts Tuesday (Dec. 11).
House Speaker-elect Rep. Davy Carter, R-Cabot, would fit right in to a fast-paced, energized Mountain Dew commercial – as a matter of fact, it might best describe the full court press style of leadership he’ll display in the upcoming legislative session.
Dr. Michael Moore, senior vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Arlington, has been named vice president for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas System.
With around $9.8 million in cash and pledges, Jim Dunn says the U.S. Marshals Museum fundraising effort is “starting to meet with some success,” and is optimistic a soon-to-be launched 18-month national campaign will bring the effort closer to a construction date.
U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman of Arkansas joined an effort to seek support for the National Child Protection Training Act, a bipartisan bill that aims to improve child abuse training programs and enhance child protection nationwide. U.S. Rep.
Year-to-date tax collection revenue in Arkansas was up 2.4%, with sales tax revenue essentially flat compared to the 2011 period. The driver of tax revenue continues to be individual income tax collections.