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Fort Smith, Arkansas is located in Sebastian County. Zip codes in Fort Smith, AR include 72908, 72906, and 72905. The median home price in Fort Smith is $139,900 which is roughly $65/per square foot. More Fort Smith information.

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2 hrs ago | 5NEWSonline.com

Fort Smith Veterans Group Out $28,000 For Statue That Was Never Built

A business fire in Oklahoma on December 7, 2012 is the reason the Fort Smith National Cemetery won't have a statue honoring its veterans for Veteran's Day of 2014.

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8 hrs ago | The City Wire

Faith and politics

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.

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12 hrs ago | FOX16

Small Plane Crashes in River Near Fort Smith

A man crashed his experimental plane into the Arkansas River near Fort Smith last night.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

13th Annual Boardertown BBQ Cook-off

The competition was judged in chicken, ribs, brisket and pork in thirty minute increments.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Fort Smith Police Recruits Look Forward to Graduation Ceremony

The River Valley has several new police officers trained and ready to hit the streets.

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The City Wire

Waco Title to open Van Buren office

Waco Title has worked with Crawford County residents through its Waco Title office in Fort Smith for several years.

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KTEN-TV Denison

Cameron man gets life sentence for fatal shooting

A judge has sentenced a Cameron man to life in prison without parole for the shooting death of his former brother-in-law.

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The City Wire

Fianna Partners new business division of Golden Living

Golden Living announced Thursday the launch of a new business, Fianna Partners, to offer the post-acute healthcare industry a new revenue cycle management solution.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

City Meets With Teens Working To Bring Pro Hockey Team To Fort Smith

Nico Treshnell and Brock Smith are a few of the leaders behind the plan. They are recent graduates of Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith.

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The City Wire

Officials work to broaden - STEM' training access, reduce gender gap

If there is one area of Arkansas' economy that is doing well, it is in jobs that require strong skills in math and science, according to Dr. Suzanne Mitchell.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Mail Truck Runs Off Interstate, Crashes Into Trees

A mail truck ran off of Interstate 540 and lodged into some trees between Kelley Highway and the Arkansas River bridge on Wednesday night in Fort Smith.

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5NEWSonline.com

Sentencing Begins For Businessman Who Defrauded Investors Out Of $1 Million

Sentencing began Wednesday in Fayetteville for the Rogers businessman convicted of defrauding investors out of more than $1 million by selling them parts of a fake Bulgarian software company.

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The City Wire

Whirlpool officials, Fort Smith Board discuss pollution remediation work

Officials involved in the remediation efforts of the shuttered Whirlpool manufacturing facility gave an update to the Fort Smith Board of Directors on efforts to clean up a plume of potentially cancer-causing trichloroethylene in the area in and around its closed factory.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The City Wire

Maness schoolhouse at Chaffee could become Red Rooster restaurant

An item before the Fort Smith Planning Commission Tuesday evening could convert the historic Maness schoolhouse into the first commercial business to locate at the Chaffee Crossing development on the east side of the city.

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The City Wire

The Compass Report: Two of Arkansas' three metro areas stable, growing

Economic conditions in two of Arkansas' three largest metro areas continue to be stable or improving, with central Arkansas - the state's largest metro - continuing to show signs of weakness that began in the first quarter of 2013, according to The Compass Report's analysis of first quarter 2014 data.

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The City Wire

Lower bids allow for more features for Ben Geren Aquatics Center

A building permit valued at $9.764 million was issued last week for the Ben Geren Aquatics Center and Sebastian County Judge David Hudson said it was a sign that the project is on schedule for a Memorial Day 2015 opening.

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5NEWSonline.com

Residents Concerned On Health Due To Contaminated Water

Fort Smith city directors and Mayor Sandy Sanders will sit down with Whirlpool officials to talk about the company's clean up efforts at the closed plant located on Jenny Lind.

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The City Wire

Engineering work needed for $350 million I-49 Arkansas River bridge

Ed Thicksten believes building the Interstate 49 bridge and connection between Alma and Barling is a "cornerstone" part of system, and the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department is sticking with a preliminary and conservative estimate that the 15-mile connection will cost $350 million.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Fort Smith Golf Pro Wins Hickory Stick World Championship

As the resident club pro at Hardscrabble Country Club in Fort Smith, Jeremy Moe has been a hickory club enthusiast for years.

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The City Wire

Fort Smith area building permits up more than 45% year-to-date

Building permits in Fort Smith, Greenwood and Van Buren were a combined $15.69 million in June, up 32.3% from the same month last year when permits only totaled $11.859 million in the three cities.

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