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1 hr ago | The City Wire
Mark Horn of Fort Smith, vice chancellor for university relations at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, gave UAFS grads pointed advice about their life after college during a retrospective commencement address at the fall graduation ceremony Dec. 11. Horn, who has announced he will retire at the end of the academic year, advised the ... (more)
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5 hrs ago | 4029TV.com
Kids may be thrilled when school shuts down for snow or icy weather, but the same can't be said for parents, especially those who may have kids who attend day cares that also had to shut their doors during the storm DURING THIS RECENT BOUT WITH BAD WEATHER MANY PEOPLE STILL HAD TO BE AT WORK, US INCLUDED.
Even though uncertainty remains regarding the future of the Ben Geren Aquatics Center, the city of Fort Smith took another step forward Wednesday in order to provide additional funding for the project.
The holiday season in the Fort Smith area includes a special ceremony at the National Cemetery, candles, Nutcrackers, Carols and a pajama party on the Polar Bear Express.
Fort Smith police have arrested a motorist they say struck and killed a man who was walking on Towson Avenue on Sunday.
Most of the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas business leaders who responded to an informal survey from The City Wire are optimistic about overall economic conditions in 2014, but worry that federal regulations and changes in healthcare will curtail the potential for growth.
A project announced at Tuesday's Board of Directors meeting will not only improve the appearance of one of the city's busiest intersections, but it could lead to a new city commission tasked with making Fort Smith a city of beauty.
Sebastian County Judge David Hudson takes a phone call while preparing for the Monday night joint meeting between the Sebastian County Quorum Court and the Fort Smith Board of Directors.
It could be several months - if not well into 2014 - before any changes happen at the Fort Smith Regional Airport or the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport as a result of the merger between American Airlines and US Airways.
Life is starting to return to normal across the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas regions after a powerful winter storm dropped freezing rain, sleet and snow across the area, resulting in tens of thousands of residents being left without power for extended periods.
Despite having to postpone a day because of wintery weather, the Mercy Fort Smith Foundation hosted its annual White Christmas Gala on Saturday night.
With temperatures dropping below freezing outside, warming centers have opened their doors in both Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley.
An early season winter storm blanketed much of Arkansas last night leaving behind several inches of snow and ice all across the area.