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  1. Arkansas home sales rebound in February, up 2.44% year-to-dateRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The City Wire

    ... sales data in the state's 14 most populated counties within its four largest metro areas - Central Arkansas, the Fort Smith area, Jonesboro/Northeast Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas. The report, which records closed sales, accounts for between 70% ...

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  2. Organizers say Steel Horse Rally ready to - Thunder Through The Valley'Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The City Wire

    Four charities, a "Thunder Through The Valley" parade in downtown Fort Smith and potentially 5,000 motorcyclists are expected to be part of the inaugural Steel Horse Rally now just a month away from roaring into the region. The rally will begin May 1 and wrap up May 2. Dennis Snow, president of Steel Horse Rally Inc., estimates 5,000 motorcyclists will be in the area for the event which is geared toward honoring members of the military, veterans, police and firefighters and first responders.

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  3. Crews Break Ground On $1.6 Million TrailRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | 5NEWSonline.com

    Crews are preparing to break ground on a $2 million trail along the RiverFront in Fort Smith Tuesday . Crews will start working to continue the trail for another 1.6 miles along the Arkansas River.

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  4. Travel agent sentenced to prison for stealing $272K from high school bandRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Washington Times

    A Utah travel agent was sentenced Monday to more than five years in federal prison for stealing more than $272,000 from an Arkansas high school band for a bogus trip to Hawaii. Calliope "Ope" Rocky Sagga , 40, who ran Performing Hawaii Tours and Present America Tours, swindled the funds from the band at Southside High School in Fort Smith between September 2011 and February 2012, authorities said .

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  5. Utah travel agent sentenced in band trip theft caseRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Washington Times

    A Utah travel agent has been sentenced to more than five years in prison and ordered to repay almost $300,000 to a high school band that was intended to go toward a trip to Hawaii. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that while in Las Vegas, 40-year-old Calliope Saaga gambled away funds that were supposed to be used to send students in the Fort Smith Southside High School band on a trip.

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  6. Proposed Ordinance Would Ease Restrictions For Fort Smith Food TrucksRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | 5NEWSonline.com

    City leaders may change the way it regulates food trucks in Fort Smith. The City Planning Commission met Monday at the Creekmore Park Community Center to talk about amendments to make to a drafted proposed ordinance, which would extend vendor permits to a year and could bring food trucks to downtown.

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  7. Man sentenced who stole more than $272,000 from Southside BandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The City Wire

    ... restitution in the amount of $272,235.89. In August 2011, Saaga contracted with the Southside High School Band in Fort Smith to provide travel arrangements for a 2012 trip to Hawaii. The Southside High School Band wired him three payments between ...

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  8. Conservancy seeks to stabilize - Cavanaugh Mound,' secure the historic siteRead the original story

    Monday | The City Wire

    The discovery of a human bone and continued erosion at a mound in Fort Smith built by Native Americans has caused The Archaeological Conservancy to expedite its plans to stabilize and preserve the structure. The mound, located behind the New Liberty Baptist Church in south Fort Smith, is believed to have been constructed by Native Americans between AD 1100 and 1300.

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  9. Travel Agent Sentenced After Stealing $270K+ from Ft. Smith High School BandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | FOX16

    ... of the students, and our office remains committed to aggressively prosecuting this type of fraudulent activity in Fort Smith and throughout all of the Western District of Arkansas." "Saaga is a thief who stole from hardworking citizens and their ...

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  10. Spirit Petroleum Freddy's One StopRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | CSP

    Spirit Petroleum recently announced its continued expansion in the American Southwest with the opening of the newest Spirit-branded gas station in Oklahoma, company president Vera Haskins said. The retail fuel site, known as Freddy's One Stop, is located in Roland, Okla., and it is owned and supplied by Spirit licensee Littlefield Oil Co., a third-generation, family-owned business based in Fort Smith, Ark.

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  11. Three Teens Behind Bars After Overnight BurglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | 5NEWSonline.com

    Investigators with Fort Smith Police said it happened at the Dollar Store on Midland Avenue around 1:30 this morning . Patrol Officers were able to track the suspects down to a near by home where they confessed to the burglary.

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  12. Easter Bunny Makes Appearance At UAFS Alumni Egg HuntRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | 5NEWSonline.com

    The Easter Bunny made his way to Fort Smith on Sunday for the University of Arkansas Fort Smith's annual Alumni Easter Egg Hunt.

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  13. Multi-Million Dollar Trail To Be Built In Fort SmithRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | 5NEWSonline.com

    According to a news release from the department the trail is 1.6 miles long and named the Greg Smith Riverwalk. The trail was funded through a $1 million dollar grant and a voter approved sales tax, according to the release.

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  14. Fort Smith Police Arrest South Carolina Man Attempting To Meet Up With ChildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | 5NEWSonline.com

    Fort Smith Police arrested a South Carolina man Saturday , for attempting to meet up with minors in exchange for sex. A detective with the Fort Smith Police Department's Street Crimes Unit assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, initiated an online investigation into possible deviant sexual activity involving a minor after making contact with an adult male online, according to a new release from Sgt.

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  15. Bob Corker Devolves On Same-Sex MarriageRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 28 | Chattanoogan.com

    ... the development of our beautiful community. Bill Knowles (click for more) Southside High School, located in Fort Smith, Ark., didn't travel 600-plus miles to waste a scintillating comeback against Cleveland on Friday in the Pounder Classic at ...

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  16. Hard Freeze Predicted For Saturday Night In The AreaRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 28 | Chattanoogan.com

    ... my mother and not about to waylay the wishes of the ... (click for more) Southside High School, located in Fort Smith, Ark., didn't travel 600-plus miles to waste a scintillating comeback against Cleveland on Friday in the Pounder Classic at Central ...

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  17. Stokes Book Is A Visual Stroll Through Hamilton County's PastRead the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | Chattanoogan.com

    ... old joke about a couple of guys, both hard of hearing. ... (click for more) Southside High School, located in Fort Smith, Ark., didn't travel 600-plus miles to waste a scintillating comeback against Cleveland on Friday in the Pounder Classic at ...

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  18. Roy Exum: Mom's Parting InstructionsRead the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | Chattanoogan.com

    ... old joke about a couple of guys, both hard of hearing. ... (click for more) Southside High School, located in Fort Smith, Ark., didn't travel 600-plus miles to waste a scintillating comeback against Cleveland on Friday in the Pounder Classic at ...

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  19. Southside Smacks Raiders, 13-11, On Wiley's Walk-Off SlamRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Chattanoogan.com

    ... grounder and reached safely when the throw to first base missed its mark. The Blue Raiders lost to Southside of Fort Smith, Ark., 13-11, on when Wiley Tanner hit a seventh-inning grand slam. - photo by Dennis Norwood Southside High School, located ...

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  20. Senate OKs controversial - religious freedom' law, Gov. Hutchinson to sign itRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | The City Wire

    ... a gay couple if it was against the business owner's religious practices. Senators from the Northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith areas who voted for HB 1228 are: a Sen. Cecile Bledsoe, R-Rogers; a Sen. Jake Files, R-Fort Smith; a Sen. Jim Hendren, ...

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