On Tuesday night (Feb. 21), Fort Smith City Directors voted to move 240 residents from Ward 1 to Ward 4 in order to correct a precinct split that was not addressed during the City's redistricting last year.
Arkansas lawmakers convened Monday (Feb. 12) for the 2012 fiscal session during which legislators began crafting a balanced budget proposal for state services, prioritizing the spending of a $72 million surplus, and possibly considering several non-fiscal matters.
FAYETTEVILLE — Northwest and central Arkansas economic leaders must work together if Arkansas is to compete in a global market, said Elizabeth Small, president and CEO of 50 for the Future, an arm of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce dedicated to economic growth.
The Sebastian County Quorum Court and Fort Smith City Board of Directors approved an inter-local agreement at a special joint meeting Thursday night (Feb. 16) to move forward on the approximately $8 million Ben Geren Park Aquatics Facility.
Advocates for lignite development in Arkansas say it could be a boon similar to the natural gas renaissance seen in the state, but environmentalists rank their concerns on par with recent legal battles regarding coal-based energy.
The Pentagon’s budget proposed Monday (Feb. 13) continues to push for deep cuts in A-10 units nationwide — a push that could result in about 300 job losses in Fort Smith, according to a rough estimate by the 188th Steering Committee.
FAYETTEVILLE — Marilyn Heifner, executive director of the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission, was put on administrative leave with pay and benefits Monday (Feb. 13) while the city’s prosecutor investigates a claim that she violated the Freedom of Information Act.