Fort Smith Bureau Reporter
Fort Smith’s bid for district’s sanitation services challenged
FORT SMITH -- An attorney told the Fort Smith School Board on Monday that the school district should not accept a bid to hire Fort Smith for its sanitation services because the city was not providing a recycling service when it submitted its bid.
Fort Smith site offered as crisis unit
FORT SMITH -- Sebastian County officials are preparing an application, seeking to be approved to set up a crisis stabilization unit where mentally ill people who come into contact with police can be sent to keep them from ending up in jail or prison.
Sebastian County voters may cast ballots at any polling site
FORT SMITH — Voters in Sebastian County will be able to cast ballots at any polling place in the county beginning with the Sept. 19 school election after the Quorum Court approved the establishment of vote centers.
FORT SMITH -- The city's Sanitation Department will begin sending recyclable material to recycling company 3rd Rock Recycling LLC beginning Monday, the city announced Friday.
- A city sanitation customer is suing the Fort Smith because she says it has improperly used sanitation fees by dumping recyclable material into the city landfill instead of recycling it.
An Alma man has been sentenced in federal court to 35 years in prison after he was convicted of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in the Fort Smith area.
Ballots can be cast at any polling site
Voters in Sebastian County will be able to cast ballots at any polling place in the county beginning with the Sept. 19 school election after the the Quorum Court approved the establishment of vote centers.
Board votes to hire 2 firms to get services back on track
City directors voted Tuesday to hire two firms in a move to restore full recycling services to the city for the first time in nearly three years.
VAN BUREN -- An 18-year-old man drowned Saturday while trying to save three children from the swift Arkansas River current in which they were swimming.
VAN BUREN -- The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has embarked on a second mission to save one of the oldest homes in the city, and turn it into a classroom and tourist attraction.