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Fort Smith schools to try new strategy

posted: 07/24/2017 3:07 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- After the 30-year run of Superintendent Benny Gooden, his successor thinks it is time to refocus and reflect on the Fort Smith School District's direction.

Fort Smith School Board urges only early, absentee voting in quiet '17

posted: 07/19/2017 3:18 a.m. Discuss

The School Board is asking that voting in the 2017 school election be limited to absentee and early voting because of the lack of contested races and no proposed millage increase on the ballot.

City in Arkansas again un-expects art deluge

posted: 07/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- The Unexpected is expected later this month to add another layer of colorful and sometimes bizarre public art that is turning downtown into an international art gallery.

Panhandling ordinance axed after suit

posted: 07/13/2017 3:29 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- In an attempt to avoid legal bills from a lawsuit in federal court, city directors have repealed and replaced a panhandling ordinance they passed earlier this year.

Civil service chief urged to recuse till suit settled

posted: 07/13/2017 3:17 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- City directors have requested that Civil Service Commission Chairman Chip Sexton recuse from any commission activities while his law partner is involved in a lawsuit against the city.

New overpass dedicated in Alma

posted: 07/12/2017 3:22 a.m. Discuss

A new bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks that run through Alma was dedicated Tuesday, officially named for the late Marsha Woolly, a local educator and public servant who sparked the movement to create the span.

7-year-old girl dies in river in Arkansas, others injured

posted: 07/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Arkansas officials on Monday were investigating the drowning of a 7-year-old girl and injuries that sent four others to the hospital.

Fort Smith bid to alter agenda fails

posted: 07/11/2017 3:11 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- Discussing removal of the Civil Service Commission chairman will create another uproar Fort Smith doesn't need, a city director said Thursday in his unsuccessful attempt to remove the executive session item from today's meeting agenda.

Homeless center sets Sept. 29 opening

updated: 07/10/2017 2:36 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- Construction crews are completing renovation of a closed furniture factory building into a central location where homeless people can get meals, a safe place to sleep and a way back into society.

Police fatally shoot man who hit sister with gun in Arkansas, fled to Oklahoma

posted: 07/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A Texas man wanted in Fort Smith for domestic battery and assault was shot and killed in Oklahoma on Wednesday afternoon by the Sequoyah County sheriff.

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