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Editor's note: This commentary is part of a collaboration between the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and The City Wire to deliver an ongoing series of political-based essays and reports. Dr. Eric Baker joined the UAFS faculty in 2008 and has a doctorate in political science from the University of Florida.
Shirley Mason meets Mike Ross at a campaign event Saturday in Fort Smith. Ross, a Democrat and former Arkansas Congressman, faces Republican Asa Hutchinson, also a former Arkansas Congressman, in the gubernatorial election.
The event, "It's A Family Affair: Nutrition, Health & Wellness Fair," was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Darby Junior High and Tilles Elementary School. The River Valley Regional Food Bank co-hosted the event with Antioch Youth & Family and other community sponsors.
Fans of Japanese cartoons, video games and science fiction are gathering in Fort Smith for a convention this weekend . Konsplosion, an annual science fiction convention in Fort Smith, kicked off on Friday and will run until Sunday evening , according to the event's website.
Students have returned to the William O. Darby Junior High School in Fort Smith after being evacuated due to a bomb threat on Friday , officials say.
Enrollment figures at the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith fell by 4.63% from last year's Fall enrollment of 7,154 students to Fall 2014's enrollment of 6,823 students. According to the university's new Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Julie Burdick, enrollment figures ramped up during the recession and could have been because laid off workers going back to school in an attempt to boost their skill sets and resumes.
The number of bad loans banks are writing off may have dropped in the last year or more, but it does not mean profits are necessarily increasing at Fort Smith area banks. According to figures provided by the FDIC, Arvest Bank, Benefit Bank, Citizens Bank & Trust of Van Buren, Farmers Bank of Greenwood and First National Bank of Fort Smith reported net income of $67.676 million for the first half of 2014.
In February 2013, Braden Purcell was walking through his Fort Smith, Arkansas, neighborhood when he saw what appeared to be police raiding a home. Purcell said he was then approached by a Sebastian County deputy who then demanded that he stop taking pictures and provide identification.
A Fort Smith man was found not guilty by a jury in a murder case on Thursday , officials say. Kevyphonh Sounyaphong, 60, was arrested and later charged with first-degree murder in the investigation of Sakounsouk Vilayhong's death after she was found strangled in her home on January 24, 2013.
People in the River Valley paid their respects on Thursday . The Fort Smith fire department held a ceremony and a moment of silence at the time the south tower fell in New York City, thirteen years ago.
It was a clean sweep for northwest Arkansas, which held all of the top five rankings from numbers compiled from April through June.
The park's Ferris wheel, carousel and will be open. The event honors and remembers donors who lost their lives while waiting for a transplant and encourages people to sign up as donors.
It was September 2013 when the Fort Smith Board of Directors encouraged city staff to do more to incorporate compressed natural gas vehicles into the city fleet. At the time, City Administrator Ray Gosack said he would make sure a focus on CNG vehicle purchases was a part of the city's fleet replacement plans.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:28 pm
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