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  1. Crawford County grants addition election commission, assessor office fundingRead the original story

    Yesterday | The City Wire

    The Crawford County Quorum Court on Monday approved appropriation reallocation requests for the Election Commission and the assessor's office. The Election Commission's original request for $62,600 was revised to $40,000 after Budget Committee Chair Mary Jan Blount said the general fund would not have the necessary funds to fulfill the request.

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  2. Fort Smith Port Authority updated on grant requests, tonnage trendsRead the original story

    Friday Oct 17 | The City Wire

    At a meeting of the Fort Smith Port Authority Thursday , Ports of Fort Smith and Van Buren operator Marty Shell updated authority members on an application for grant money to build a new storage building at the Fort Smith port. This would be the first new building at the port since 1980, he said.

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  3. Agri harvests, lock work causes decline in Arkansas River tonnageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | The City Wire

    Freight tonnage moved along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System is down 4% for the year, but a local port operator said it is not necessarily resulting in reduced business or cash flow for businesses using the river system to move goods. Marty Shell, owner of Five Rivers Distribution in Van Buren and the operator of the Ports of Fort Smith and Van Buren, said part of the reason for the decline in freight movement along the river in an increase in transportation prices along the river.

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  4. Home sales still strong in Crawford and Sebastian countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | The City Wire

    Home sales in the region were up double digits in September, with Crawford County posting a 13.75% improvement in sales volume over the same month in 2013 while Sebastian County posted an 18.74% gain. Crawford County's home sales totaled $7.734 million for the month, while Sebastian County rang in at $16.47 million.

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  5. Van Buren mayoral candidates talk leadership, vision and challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | The City Wire

    It may have been a death match in Fayetteville Tuesday as the candidates for U.S. Senate duked it out in a televised debate over who should represent Arkansas for the next six years in Washington, but a candidate forum for the men vying to lead the city of Van Buren was the furthest thing from a fight to the death. Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman, who is seeking a third term, took the stage at the King Opera House Tuesday in a Van Buren Chamber of Commerce-sponsored forum with Alderman Max Blake as the two discussed leadership, vision and challenges facing the city they both call home.

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  6. Fort Smith area building permits down 55% in SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | The City Wire

    Building permits for the three largest cities in the Fort Smith region dropped 55.86% from September 2013 to the same month this year. The cities of Fort Smith, Greenwood and Van Buren had collective permits of $22.728 million in September, down 55.86% from September 2013's total of $51.494 million.

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  7. Most area public school board seats were unopposedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | The City Wire

    With all the focus on statewide races for governor and U.S. Senate, as well as local special elections on millage rate increases, one likely would not be blamed for being unaware of another local race that was settled for many on Sept. 17. School board races at the state's hundreds of school districts were held last week, but in the region's large and small districts, nearly all seats were unopposed for five year terms.

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  8. Latture Sr. praised for river vision, connection to manufacturingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | The City Wire

    Paul Latture Jr. speaks with Arkansas River Historical Society President Paul Revis and Port of Fort Smith and Port of Van Buren operator Marty Shell Tuesday at the Holiday Inn City Center in Fort Smith. Latture was accepting his father`s posthumous induction into the society`s hall of fame.

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  9. Economic study lays the groundwork for Crawford County jobs growth planRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | The City Wire

    It was a night full of data that may seem run of the mill or even ordinary to some. But according to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock economist who compiled the information presented Monday , it is laying the groundwork for what will be Van Buren and the surrounding region's strategic economic plan.

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  10. Tourism, travel figures still trend positive in Fort Smith areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | The City Wire

    The second half of 2014 is off to a good start for the tourism and travel sector in the Fort Smith region based on hospitality tax collections in Fort Smith and Van Buren and regional employment numbers. The numbers are also reflective of the broader and much larger national sector.

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  11. Van Buren Chamber hosts 7th annual Golf ClassicRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2014 | The City Wire

    Kenzie White, Charlotte Gibson, Beverly Johnson, Paula Morton, and Jeanette Pham volunteered to serve lunch, sponsored by Cox Business. Steve Hurst, Scott Houston, Brian Nave, and Don Ingold of the Arvest team pause for a minute on the course.

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  12. Crawford County officials approve added land deal for new county jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | The City Wire

    The Crawford County Quorum Court voted unanimously Monday night to purchase nearly 16 acres of land to house the county's voter-approved $20 million jail project. The land, which is two tracts side-by-side, sits just outside of the Van Buren city limits between Van Buren and Alma along the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 64. Justice of the Peace Lloyd Cole, who chairs the Quorum Court's jail committee, said purchasing the additional land east of the eight acres that had already been surveyed and put into contract allowed architects to design the jail with in a way that allowed for easier future expansion.

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  13. Home sales up year-to-date, Sebastian County values down 24% in AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | The City Wire

    Home sales in the Fort Smith area continue to show gains in the northern half of the region, while the southern half's figures are almost flat. For the first eight months of the year, Crawford County's home sales have increased 33.74% to $47.079 million compared to $35.202 million during the same period a year ago.

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  14. Crawford County officials seek to expand land buy for new jail siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | The City Wire

    The amount of land to be purchased for a voter-approved, bond-financed $20 million county jail facility in Crawford County could be growing in size if a plan discussed at Tuesday evening's Jail Committee meeting is approved by the full Quorum Court at its regular meeting next week. According to Justice of the Peace Lloyd Cole, chairman of the Crawford County Quorum Court's Jail Committee, the county already has under contract an agreement to purchase about eight acres of land along U.S. Highway 64 just outside of the Van Buren city limits for about $275,000.

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  15. Centennial Bank invests $2 million in Fort Smith branch bank additionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | The City Wire

    Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders , Sen. Jake Files, R-Fort Smith, and Arkansas Speaker of the House Davy Carter discuss the new bank branch at 5801 Rogers Ave. prior to Tuesday`s groundbreaking. Carter, who is also Northern Arkansas Regional President of Centennial Bank, said the new branch would be a more than $2 million investment in Fort Smith.

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  16. Fort Smith region to celebrate art, survivors, music and the fairRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | The City Wire

    The Fort Smith region will have much to celebrate in September including the 37th annual CAE Adult Artist Competition, Wings of Hope Butterfly Release, and the return of the annual Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair and all the fried food that comes with it. CAE 37th annual Adult Artist Competition Exhibition The Center for Art and Education in Van Buren will debut its 37th annual Adult Artist Competition Exhibition with an opening reception and awards ceremony on Sept.

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  17. Building permits up almost 10% year-to-date in Fort Smith areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2014 | The City Wire

    Building permits in Fort Smith, Greenwood and Van Buren were a combined $18.149 million in August, up 2.71% from August 2013's total of $17.7 million.

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  18. Sparks Health System hoping to hire 50 nurses by HalloweenRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2014 | The City Wire

    Officials with Sparks Health System announced Thursday a push to hire 50 nurses before Halloween as part of an effort to expand surgical and critical care services and better manage overall growth in demand.

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  19. Van Buren, other Arkansas cities obtain Rural Development loan extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2014 | The City Wire

    For realtors and mortgage loan officers fearing the impacts of Van Buren's loss of eligibility for the Rural Development Loan program, it appears the city and others across Arkansas have been given a one year extension before any changes occur.

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  20. New Fort Smith, Van Buren fire station per square foot costs nearly equalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2014 | The City Wire

    Two fire stations built and paid for using sales tax proceeds in Fort Smith and Van Buren came in at nearly the same price per square feet, with the Fort Smith fire chief noting the use of a construction manager for savings on the city's newest firehouse.

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