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School Board stalls trash vote

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.

County aims to keep mentally ill out of jail

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.

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Vote centers to debut in the fall

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.

Contractor: Fort Smith ready to restart recycling next week

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.

Suit says city in Arkansas misused sanitation fees, took recyclables to landfill

- 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.

Arkansas man sentenced in meth case; he gets 35 years for 50-pound stash intercepted in 2016

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.

JPs approve plan for voting centers

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.

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Recycling closer for Fort Smith

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.

Man drowns trying to save 3 children from Arkansas River

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.

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University sets to work on 1837 house

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.

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Sebastian County officials prepare Thursday morning to retrieve county fire equipment taken from the...

Sebastian County officials prepare Thursday morning to retrieve county fire equipment taken from the dissolved Jenny Lind Voluntee...

Published: March 31, 2017

Concession buildings, lights and fencing stand out on the unfinished River Valley Sports Complex at ...

Concession buildings, lights and fencing stand out on the unfinished River Valley Sports Complex at Chaffee Crossing.

Published: March 22, 2017

The Center for Art and Education is raising money to renovate and move into two buildings in histori...

The Center for Art and Education is raising money to renovate and move into two buildings in historic downtown Van Buren that not ...

Published: February 20, 2017

British street artist DFace, also known as Dean Stockton, painted this mural called “Badlands” on th...

British street artist DFace, also known as Dean Stockton, painted this mural called “Badlands” on the side of a building in downto...

Published: January 12, 2017

A conceptual drawing from Crafton Tull of a proposed 51-acre park near the Arkansas River was presen...

A conceptual drawing from Crafton Tull of a proposed 51-acre park near the Arkansas River was presented Tuesday to the Fort Smith ...

Published: January 20, 2016

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