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  1. Parrot Island Water Park' approved as name for new aquatics centerRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The City Wire

    With a close vote in both bodies, the Fort Smith Board of Directors and the Sebastian County Quorum Court voted to approve "Parrot Island Water Park" as the name of the aquatics park now under construction at Ben Geren Regional Park. The $10.9 million facility will include three bodies of water, a 500 foot lazy river and four water slides for a total footprint of more than 20,000 square feet.

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  2. Fort Smith Aquatics Center to be Named "Parrot Island," City Director SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | 5NEWSonline.com

    City directors and the Sebastian County Quorum Court voted on a name for the new aquatics center in Fort Smith Tuesday . City director Kevin Settle said the new aquatic center coming to Fort Smith is different than any others in the area.

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  3. Water park rates on agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Arkansas Online

    FORT SMITH -- The hiring of an aquatic center operator and approving the center's budget and fee structure will top the agendas of the Sebastian County Quorum Court and the Fort Smith Board of Directors today.

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  4. Benton County Quorum Court To Vote On RaisesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | NWAonline

    ... justices of the peace $11,106 per year. Washington County pays its justices of the peace $200 per diem and Sebastian County, a class 6 county, pays its justices of the peace $6,679 per year. The proposal being considered will raise the pay for ...

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  5. Sebastian County inmate found dead in cellRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | The Courier

    The Sebastian County sheriff's office says an inmate being held on a rape charge is dead after being found hanging in his cell. The department ways the man was found Thursday in the cell and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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  6. Names that are all wetRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | The City Wire

    The submitted names for the water park being built by Sebastian County and the city of Fort Smith would be Exhibit A if you were to build a case that creativity and marketing are missing from the tool box of local government leaders. This management company we've asked to run the aquatics park at Ben Geren proposed the following three names for the park : a Parrot Island; a Flamingo Falls; and a Coral Bay.

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  7. Man Wanted For Rape In Muskogee Arrested In Fort SmithRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    ... the teen and her child were turned over to Arkansas Child Protective Services and Dobbs was booked into the Sebastian County jail to wait on extradition back to Muskogee. Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and ...

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  8. 2 districts work out mergerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | NWAonline

    ... School District. The Hartford School District will be incorporated into the Hackett School District in Sebastian County next year because of declining enrollment -- a voluntary merger crafted by the districts and approved Thursday by the Arkansas ...

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  9. Authorities Investigate Sebastian County Inmate's DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | 5NEWSonline.com

    Authorities are investigating a rape suspect's death after he was found unresponsive in his Sebastian County Detention Center cell Thursday night, according to the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office. The inmate was found around 7 p.m., after which jail staff attempted lifesaving procedures.

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  10. High Tech Gadgets Combat Holiday ThievesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | 5NEWSonline.com

    ... to them with the drop cam pro." The products run for about $150. If that's not in consumers' price range, Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck said there are other options. "Have an appearance as if you are there leave a light on," Hollenbeck ...

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  11. NWA, Fort Smith area sees big drop in foreclosure numbersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | The City Wire

    ... and 2 homes recovered by lenders for a total of 6 new filings. The filing rate fell 76% from November 2013. Sebastian County's population of 125,795 reported just 1 new default and two other homes taken back in foreclosure in November. These 3 new ...

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  12. Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Fleeing From Jeweler With $8,660 RingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | 5NEWSonline.com

    ... 18, was arrested on suspicion of felony theft of property and felony theft by receiving. He remains in the Sebastian County Detention Center on $5,000 bond, according to the Fort Smith Police Department.

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  13. Leaders Set to Talk About Fort Smith Aquatics Park PricesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | 5NEWSonline.com

    ... will offer. "But it is a public facility and we are putting it together for the public to use." However, Sebastian County leaders said $20 is too high, and that admission should be somewhere between $12 and $15 per person instead. We spoke with one ...

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  14. Mental Tests Ordered For Fort Smith Man In Alleged Murder-Suicide AttemptRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | 5NEWSonline.com

    A Sebastian County judge ordered a mental evaluation earlier this week for the Fort Smith man accused of gunning down his father-in-law in a plot to kill his ex-wife. Circuit Judge James Cox on Tuesday granted a motion by the prosecution to have Michael Ray Underwood undergo a mental evaluation before the case moves forward, according to a representative at Cox's office.

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  15. Former Sebastian County Sheriff Dies At 68Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | 5NEWSonline.com

    Frank Atkinson was with the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office for 40 years. He rose in rank from deputy to patrol supervisor to chief deputy before he was elected Sheriff in 1998.

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  16. Food Bank Distributes 20,000 Pounds Of Turkey Thanks To Community DonationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | 5NEWSonline.com

    An estimated one in ten seniors in West Central Arkansas face food insecurity, but a local food bank is making sure they don't go hungry this Thanksgiving. River Valley Food Bank has 20,000 pounds of turkey to distribute this Thanksgiving Holiday all thanks to community donations.

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  17. 2014 runoff resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | NWAonline

    ... incumbents, (D) Democrats, (R) Republicans, (I) Independents. All are final, unofficial results except in Sebastian County, which didn't report complete results Tuesday night. Bobby Portis scored 22 points and No. 25 Arkansas won its first game as a ...

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  18. New Bomb Squad Robot Gets NameRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | 5NEWSonline.com

    ... Clayton Hartwig said. This assembly had a special guest: a bomb-detecting robot. Students throughout Sebastian County took part in an essay competition to name the robot. Battalion Captian Skip Matthews said it was difficult to choose a winner. ...

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  19. Fort Smith metro homes sales remain on positive trackRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | The City Wire

    ... to the same month last year, while September saw an increase of 13.75% over the same period in 2013. Sebastian County posted even higher numbers coming in at 65.6% for October over the previous month. In September, Sebastian County's growth over ...

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  20. Sebastian County officials set to again review 2015 budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | The City Wire

    Sebastian County Judge David Hudson hopes Tuesday's meeting of the quorum court is the last related to the upcoming 2015 budget, but at least one justice of the peace may throw a wrench in Hudson's plans. Hudson said budget meetings held this month have resulted in a collective decision of the court to add a 2% cost of living adjustment to the budget for all county employees, as well as deferring $528,000 in capital until February 2015.

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