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  1. Citing costs, Fort Smith Board pushes back against annexation planRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | The City Wire

    It didn't take long for a majority of the Fort Smith Board of Directors to reject a plan that would annex 875 acres centered on the new intersection of Interstate 549 and U.S. 71 South, but the issue did result in an intense debate between two of the directors about the need to plan ahead for a possible annexation. The proposal is to annex 875 acres in south Fort Smith near the new interchange.

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  2. Woman Found Dead In Pool At Fort Smith HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | 5NEWSonline.com

    A woman was found dead in a pool at a Fort Smith home Tuesday , according to Fort Smith police.

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  3. Southside High's Dixie And Rebel Mascot Ban Impacts Local BusinessesRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | 5NEWSonline.com

    The Southside High School Rebel mascot and "Dixie" fight song will be changed by the 2016-2017 school year, and the students and employees are not the only ones feeling the impact. Local businesses are also responding to the Fort Smith School Board's unanimous vote Monday to change Johnny Reb to a different mascot.

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  4. Arkansas board votes to end Rebel mascot, 'Dixie' songRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Log Cabin Democrat

    A school board in northwestern Arkansas voted Monday to drop a high school's "Johnny Reb" mascot and "Dixie" fight song after the shooting deaths of nine people inside their historic black church in South Carolina reignited a debate nationwide about the use of symbols of the Confederacy. Fort Smith school board members have said a recurring discussion about changing the mascot and the Old South anthem used as the fight song reignited after the June shooting at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, an attack authorities have said was racially motivated.

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  5. ArcBest Board approves 6-cent per share quarterly dividendRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The City Wire

    The board of directors of ArcBest Corp. on Tuesday declared a quarterly cash dividend of 6 cents per share to shareholders as of Aug. 11 and payable on Aug. 25. The Fort Smith-based transportation holding company is scheduled to report second quarter earnings on Aug. 3. The consensus estimate is that the company will post per share earnings of 73 cents per share on revenue of $691.99 million. Both estimates, if realized, would top earnings and revenue during the same quarter of 2014.

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  6. More Arkansas children live in poverty than the national averageRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The City Wire

    ... hunger which is a major mission for the Samaritan Community Center in Rogers and the Community Clearing House in Fort Smith. In the Fort Smith area, Community Clearing House had 2,700 school kids taking home backpacks of food each Friday of last ...

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  7. Paris Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Robbing Walmart, Striking WorkerRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | 5NEWSonline.com

    Nelson Inman, 32, punched a Walmart worker after stealing $150 of merchandise from the store on North 62nd Street on July 16, 2015, according to a police report. The Logan Sheriff's Department was informed of Inman's description from the Fort Smith Police Department and drove to Inman's house in Paris, Arkansas.

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  8. PHOTOS: Fort Smith Crews Battle Flames After Attic Catches FireRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | 5NEWSonline.com

    The homeowner said she reported smelling smoke while getting ready for work. She then told the man of the house that she was smelling smoke and asked if he would check it out.

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  9. Fort Smith schools consider ending Rebel mascot, - Dixie'Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Courier

    A school board in northwestern Arkansas is considering whether to drop a high school mascot and direct that its band no longer play its "Dixie" fight song in the wake of a racially motivated shooting at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, last month. Fort Smith School board members have said a recurring discussion of changing the fight song and Rebel mascot reignited after the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where the pastor and eight black church members were killed in June.

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  10. Lowell Narcisse may idolize Cam Newton, but he's going to Auburn to show he's a different quarterbackRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    ... on the football field under St. James coach Dwain Jenkins, a lifelong friend of Malzahn's since their days at Fort Smith Christian High School in Fort Smith, Ark. Jenkins has installed the same offense at St. James that Malzahn taught to Newton when ...

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  11. Might the Civil War be ending in Fort Smith and Little Rock?Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

    Big news yesterday on the Civil War symbolism front. The Fort Smith School Board voted unanimously Monday night to phase out Confederate symbolism at Fort Smith Southside after better than a half-century.

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  12. Fire in Fort Smith apartment kills 1Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | NWAonline

    A Fort Smith man died from a fire in his apartment Sunday that a fire official said probably occurred as a result of smoking in bed. Fire Marshal Ronnie Rogers said Larry Jinks, 62, died about 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith after he was pulled from his burning apartment at the complex at 4001 Rogers Ave. He said residents at the complex saw smoke coming from the apartment and found Jinks in a bed on fire in his living room.

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  13. Rebel mascot, 'Dixie' ousted by Fort Smith School BoardRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

    The Fort Smith School Board on Monday erased a 52-year tradition when it voted unanimously to do away with the Southside High School mascot and fight song as perceived symbols of racism.

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  14. Cost to change Southside mascot imagery estimated at $200,000Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The City Wire

    Opponents of changing the Fort Smith Southside High School mascot said the cost of such a change could be $500,000 or more. The cost may be considerably less according to school officials.

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  15. Fort Smith Southside to Change Rebel Mascot and Fight SongRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | FOX16

    Fort Smith Southside School Board voted unanimously to phase out the Rebel mascot and fight song by the 2016 school year . An auditorium was filled to capacity with parents, current and former students awaited the fate of the mascot.

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  16. Offense Erupts For Fort Smith As Sportsmen Stay AliveRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | 5NEWSonline.com

    Fort Smith had struggled offensively in their first three games in the American Legion state tournament but the Sportsmen plated 10 runs over the seventh and eighth innings as they took down Bryant 10-4 at UA-Fort Smith's Crowder Field. "These kids didn't get down, they didn't get out of the game," Sportsmen manager Trey Prieur said.

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  17. Fort Smith School Board Bans Southside High's Rebel Mascot And Fight SongRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | 5NEWSonline.com

    The Fort Smith School Board voted unanimously Monday to ban Southside High School's mascot and fight song. In a seven to zero vote, the fight song "Dixie" will be banned for the 2015-2016 school year and the mascot will be replaced for the 2016-2017 school year.

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  18. Fort Smith School Board votes to end use of Rebel mascot, - Dixie' fight songRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The City Wire

    The Rebel mascot, "Dixie" fight song and other ancillary southern imagery is now part of the history of Southside High School. The Fort Smith Public School Board voted 7-0 Monday to change the mascot that has been with the school since it opened in 1963.

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  19. Big Bass Bonanza Gets Underway FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | 5NEWSonline.com

    After it was postponed twice due to flooding, the biggest fishing tournament in Arkansas will finally take place Friday, July 31-Sunday, August 2. "I think people are ready to get out and fish, I really do, and this is one of the first chances they`ve had to fish on the Arkansas River because of the flow rate," KTCS' DC In The Morning said. Jerry Knittig is the owner of the Tackle Box in Fort Smith.

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  20. Millennial Opens a Local Shop for Old Fashioned Paper GoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Small Business Trends

    ... It's that sentiment that led 25-year-old Kaci Singer to open her business, Paperwerk . The stationery shop in Fort Smith, Arkansas, sells a variety of greeting cards, custom invitations, notepads, gifts, and other paper goods. The idea for Paperwerk ...

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