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Doubt raised over progress of soil cleanup

posted: 01/29/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Fort Smith city directors Tuesday questioned the progress Whirlpool Corp. officials and representatives say they have made over the past year in eliminating a hazardous chemical tainting the ground under the company’s closed plant and an adjoining neighborhood.

County leaders urge residents to keep tax

posted: 01/29/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Members of the Crawford County Quorum Court voted Monday to ask voters to continue a 1 percent countywide sales tax for eight years.

Crawford County JPs vote to oppose power line project

updated: 01/28/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Craig Smith and his wife retired to a "postage stamp" of land in rural Crawford County, where they planned to spend their lives enjoying the beauty of the Arkansas mountains.

Whirlpool questioned on cleanup's progress

updated: 01/28/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Fort Smith city directors Tuesday questioned the progress that Whirlpool Corp. officials and representatives say they have made over the past year in eliminating a hazardous chemical tainting the ground under the company's closed plant and an adjoining neighborhood.

Crawford County leaders urge residents to keep tax

updated: 01/28/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Members of the Crawford County Quorum Court voted Monday to ask voters to continue a 1 percent countywide sales tax for eight years.

JPs to consider which way the wind blows on power line project

posted: 01/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

The Crawford County Quorum Court is scheduled today to consider a resolution opposing the construction of a wind-power transmission line that a Houston company wants to build across Arkansas.

JPs to consider which way the wind blows on power line project

updated: 01/25/2015 11:51 p.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- The Crawford County Quorum Court is scheduled today to consider a resolution opposing the construction of a wind-power transmission line that a Houston company wants to build across Arkansas.

JPs to consider which way the wind blows on power line project

posted: 01/26/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- The Crawford County Quorum Court is scheduled today to consider a resolution opposing the construction of a wind-power transmission line that a Houston company wants to build across Arkansas.

Judge names cost to Barber for kickbacks

updated: 01/22/2015 10:16 p.m. Comment 1

FORT SMITH -- The $450,000 restitution a federal judge has ordered former Northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber to pay is a fraction of the $16.2 million for which the government had argued that Barber should be held responsible.

N.J. man gets 10-year term for sexually assaulting teen

posted: 01/21/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

A New Jersey man was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Tuesday to 10 years in prison on charges that he took a then-14-year-old girl across state lines for criminal sexual activity, according to court records.

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