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Fort Smith, Arkansas is located in Sebastian County. Zip codes in Fort Smith, AR include 72908, 72906, and 72905. The median home price in Fort Smith is $134,900 which is roughly $63/per square foot. More Fort Smith information.

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12 hrs ago | The City Wire

Hudson withdraws plan for individual meetings with Sebastian County JPs

The Sebastian County Quorum Court ran into problems Tuesday night due to a request by County Judge David Hudson to meet with individual justices of the peace individually to discuss budget priorities prior to the start of the annual budget hearings, with the prosecuting attorney saying the meetings could violate the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. In a separate meeting Tuesday, the Fort Smith Board of Directors approved the waiving of building permit fees for the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, saving the institution more than $63,000 on the construction of a multi-million campus at Chaffee Crossing.

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16 hrs ago | Trucker

Arkansas officials to open bids on 47 projects

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is set to open bids on 47 road and bridge projects totaling an estimated $303 million. Three of the projects are expected to account for nearly two-thirds of the total cost, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

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21 hrs ago | The City Wire

Northwest Arkansas 26th fastest growing metro area, Fort Smith GDP up 1.8%

Northwest Arkansas' business development and job production grew by a whopping 5.6 percentage points in 2013 - ranking the area as the 26th fastest-expanding economy in the U.S., according to new statistics released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis . The closely-watched BLS report from the U.S. Department of Commerce also spotlighted the fact that the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers area's professional and business service sector saw the greatest economic expansion among the nation's 381 largest metropolitan areas in 2013, increasing real Gross Domestic Product growth by 3.33 percentage points.

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21 hrs ago | 5NEWSonline.com

AHTD Seeks Input On High-Speed Rail Plan At Fort Smith Meeting

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is scheduled to hold a public meeting in Fort Smith to seek input on a new plan to extend high-speed passenger rail service across the state, according to a news release. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the River Parks Events Building at 121 Riverfront Dr., the release states.

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23 hrs ago | 5NEWSonline.com

Police Chase Man Onto UAFS Campus After Car Wreck

A man is facing multiple charges after leading police on a foot chase through the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith campus. According to authorities, the incident started after a car crash around 8 a.m. Tuesday .

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Yesterday | The City Wire

28 businesses, organizations win Governor's Quality Awards

Gov. Mike Beebe presided over his last Governor's Quality Awards banquet bestowing 28 different Arkansas companies with awards for performance and organizational excellence. The event, held at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock on Monday evening, celebrated its 20th anniversary.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

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5NEWSonline.com

Bomb Threat Evacuates Northside High School

Students at Northside High School were evacuated Monday from all buildings due to a bomb threat, according to the Fort Smith School District's Superintendent's Office. A note was found with a threat, according to Fort Smith Police.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The City Wire

A primer on Iraq's troubled history

Editor's note: This commentary is part of a collaboration between the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and The City Wire to deliver an ongoing series of political-based essays and reports. Dr. Eric Baker joined the UAFS faculty in 2008 and has a doctorate in political science from the University of Florida.

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The City Wire

Pryor, Ross bring their election pitch to Fort Smith barbecue dinner

Shirley Mason meets Mike Ross at a campaign event Saturday in Fort Smith. Ross, a Democrat and former Arkansas Congressman, faces Republican Asa Hutchinson, also a former Arkansas Congressman, in the gubernatorial election.

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5NEWSonline.com

2014 Paint The Park Pink

Teresa Jones and Madeline Marquette from the Ozark affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation joined 5NEWS anchor Jay Plyburn to discuss "Paint the Park Pink." The segment aired on "5NEWS This Morning" on September 14th.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Fort Smith Schools Host Health Fair

The event, "It's A Family Affair: Nutrition, Health & Wellness Fair," was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Darby Junior High and Tilles Elementary School. The River Valley Regional Food Bank co-hosted the event with Antioch Youth & Family and other community sponsors.

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4029TV.com

Meet Idabelle on Pets on Set

SOUTH IN FORT SMITH. ALL RIGHT. SWITCHING GEARS NOW TO PETS ON SET. IT'S PETS ON SET.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Fans Gather In Fort Smith For Science Fiction Convention

Fans of Japanese cartoons, video games and science fiction are gathering in Fort Smith for a convention this weekend . Konsplosion, an annual science fiction convention in Fort Smith, kicked off on Friday and will run until Sunday evening , according to the event's website.

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5NEWSonline.com

Students Return To Darby Junior High School After Bomb Threat Evacuation

Students have returned to the William O. Darby Junior High School in Fort Smith after being evacuated due to a bomb threat on Friday , officials say.

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KSLA-TV Shreveport

Body found in Arkansas River in western Arkansas

The main campus of Texarkana College in Texas was cleared with an emergency evacuation, as well as the satellite campuses. Classes resumed Thursday afternoon at Texarkana College, a few hours after a threat referencing the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks prompted the evacuation of all TC campuses.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The City Wire

UAFS fall enrollment declines, officials working to - right the ship'

Enrollment figures at the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith fell by 4.63% from last year's Fall enrollment of 7,154 students to Fall 2014's enrollment of 6,823 students. According to the university's new Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Julie Burdick, enrollment figures ramped up during the recession and could have been because laid off workers going back to school in an attempt to boost their skill sets and resumes.

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The City Wire

Fort Smith area bank profits dip in first half of 2014

The number of bad loans banks are writing off may have dropped in the last year or more, but it does not mean profits are necessarily increasing at Fort Smith area banks. According to figures provided by the FDIC, Arvest Bank, Benefit Bank, Citizens Bank & Trust of Van Buren, Farmers Bank of Greenwood and First National Bank of Fort Smith reported net income of $67.676 million for the first half of 2014.

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4029TV.com

Man wins $40K judgement in federal court after arrest in connection with deputy recording

In February 2013, Braden Purcell was walking through his Fort Smith, Arkansas, neighborhood when he saw what appeared to be police raiding a home. Purcell said he was then approached by a Sebastian County deputy who then demanded that he stop taking pictures and provide identification.

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5NEWSonline.com

Fort Smith Man Found Not Guilty In Murder Case, Officials Say

A Fort Smith man was found not guilty by a jury in a murder case on Thursday , officials say. Kevyphonh Sounyaphong, 60, was arrested and later charged with first-degree murder in the investigation of Sakounsouk Vilayhong's death after she was found strangled in her home on January 24, 2013.

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