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  1. Fort Smith Regional Art Museum opens - Apron Strings' exhibitRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The City Wire

    ... share about their favorite apron experiences. It was trip down the kitchens of memory lane for visitors of the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum on Thursday (Jan. 29) as the organization debuted its newest exhibition, "Apron Strings: Ties to the Past." ...

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  2. Director Settle moves to change Fort Smith's hire-fire authorityRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The City Wire

    Less than 18 months after the Fort Smith Board of Directors granted the City Administrator broader authority to hire and fire department heads and other key personnel, City Director and Vice Mayor Kevin Settle is acting to repeal that authority. In August 2013 the Board voted 5-2 to reverse the city policy in place more than 45 years and shift hire and fire authority away from the Board and to the City Administrator/.

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  3. Fundraiser set for U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort SmithRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NWAonline

    A show paying tribute to Fort Smith's Wild West heritage is planned to benefit the U.S. Marshals Museum, which will serve as a national center to educate visitors on the past and present roles of the U.S. Marshals Service. The March 14 event at the Expo Center at Kay Rodgers Park features cocktails, mechanical bull riding, an auction, blackjack and more.

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  4. Benefit to raise money for US Marshals Museum in Fort SmithRead the original story

    Yesterday | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    A show paying tribute to Fort Smith's Wild West heritage is planned to benefit the U.S. Marshals Museum, which will serve as a national center to educate visitors on the past and present roles of the U.S. Marshals Service. The March 14 event at the Expo Center at Kay Rodgers Park features cocktails, mechanical bull riding, an auction, blackjack and more.

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  5. Adventure Barkansas: Dog ParksRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | 5NEWSonline.com

    ... a swimming pool and jungle gym. Bella Vista residents have access to the K9 Corral. In the River Valley, Fort Smith's dog park near the airport on Massard Avenue expands across 30 acres. The small dogs have a long dog run to enjoy. The rest of the ...

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  6. Take Back the Fort' group wants to have petitions ready by March 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The City Wire

    The petition drive seeking to change the form of Fort Smith city government is set to begin Friday , with around 35 group supporters gathering Thursday night at the Fort Smith Public Library to hear the "nuts and bolts of how to organize" the petition effort. Take Back the Fort 2015 first met Jan. 16 to begin the public discussion on changing city government, with Don Paul Bales leading the first meeting and Thursday's gathering.

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  7. Marshals Museum airguns sell out, commemorative coins now on saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The City Wire

    The staff and supporters of the U.S. Marshals Museum are likely hoping that commemorative coin sales are as successful recent sales by Umarex USA of a limited edition airgun connected to the museum effort. Umarex USA, which is based at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith, teamed with the U.S. Marshals Museum to offer a limited edition U.S. Marshals Museum commemorative airgun of the Colt Single Action Army Revolver, also known as the "gun that won the west."

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  8. Mitsubishi Lists Unused Manufacturing Plant At Chaffee Crossing For SaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | 5NEWSonline.com

    Susan Fernandez with Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas issued a statement saying they'd like to find use for the space, but they are looking for prospective buyers. "We are continuing to explore all possibilities to bring jobs to Fort Smith and Arkansas.

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  9. Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees chairman electedRead the original story

    Thursday | Washington Times

    A Fort Smith resident has been elected by fellow trustees to serve as chairman of the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees for 2015. The school announced Thursday that Eric Burnett, the head boys' basketball coach at Fort Smith Northside High School, had been elected to the position.

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  10. Features named for Parrot Island WaterparkRead the original story

    Thursday | The City Wire

    ... recently opened in Rogers and Clarksville, Ark. The naming contest for the features was open to residents of Fort Smith and Sebastian County in order to name the seven different slides and attractions. The name of the park was not open for public ...

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  11. Commemorative Coins Go On Sale Honoring U.S. Marshals ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | 5NEWSonline.com

    Fort Smith is being printed on some commemorative coins as they come hot off the press at the United States Mint. The coins are being created in honor of the U.S. Marshals Museum going up along the Arkansas River.

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  12. Unused Mitsubishi plant at Chaffee Crossing is listed for saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The City Wire

    ... for the "right use" for a Mitsubishi product. "We are continuing to explore all possibilities to bring jobs to Fort Smith and Arkansas. This has included looking for the right use of this quality facility within the Mitsubishi family of companies," ...

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  13. Uneven home price gains could limit home equity market growth in 2015Read the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The City Wire

    ... during the 10-month period was down 3.8% in central Arkansas compared to the same period in 2013; up 0.59% in the Fort Smith metro; down 2.75% in the Jonesboro area; and up 4.15% in Northwest Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas' average home sales price ...

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  14. Fort Smith's wager on cultural heritage tourismRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The City Wire

    Editor's note: Daniel Maher is the assistant professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. His published works are "Vice in the Veil of Justice: Embedding Race and Gender in Frontier Tourism" and "Frontier Complex: Remembering, Forgetting, and Profiting with Cultural Heritage Tourism" .

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  15. Counter offer?....You can count on it.Read the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The City Wire

    Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders vetoed an ordinance to provide organizers of the Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally with an $84,000 donation from the city's general fund. With a 4-3 vote, the Fort Smith Board of Directors voted Jan. 20 to provide the money to rally organizers.

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  16. Insane Clown Posse-Masked Intruder Beats Fort Smith Man With Baseball BatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | 5NEWSonline.com

    A Fort Smith man was hospitalized after an intruder in an Insane Clown Posse mask broke into his home and beat him with a baseball bat, according to a police incident report. Rodney Neal told police he was in bed at his home Sunday night on Jenny Lind Road when he heard the front door shut.

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  17. 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air - Five-Five TattooRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Super Chevy Magazine

    ... somebody's garage for more than 30 years, a garage that was two miles down the road from his son Jimmy's house in Fort Smith, Arkansas. As a result, the '55 Bel Air hardtop he dragged out the door had very sound sheetmetal, and that satisfied his ...

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  18. Fort Smith Police Search for Man Accused of Exposing Himself at RestaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | 5NEWSonline.com

    Officers with Fort Smith Police are searching for a man accused of exposing himself to a teenage girl at an area restaurant Tuesday night . 5NEWS talked with the mother of the victim, who says she called 911 after her 15-year-old daughter was traumatized inside the restaurant's bathroom around dinner time.

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  19. Sebastian County officials review 2015 budget shortfall, Whirlpool lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The City Wire

    ... include the following: a Which markets Sebastian County personnel will be compared to on salary surveys - the Fort Smith labor market, counties of similar size and circumstance to Sebastian County, etc.; a Whether key position salaries should be set ...

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  20. Fort Smith Board talks domestic violence policy, Whirlpool pollution clean upRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The City Wire

    On the agenda was sex, violence and toxic water. Nope, it was not the latest original show from Netflix, but Tuesday's study session of the Fort Smith Board of Directors.

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