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County votes to raise fees cities pay to jail prisoners

The Crawford County Quorum Court has voted to impose a higher fee on cities for housing their prisoners even though county officials admit that they can't justify the increase.

Debt not city's, Fort Smith says

Ball-field ruling appeal OK’d

Insisting River Valley Sports Complex partners were responsible for failing to pay four contractors more than $200,000 for work on the failed ball-field project, city directors voted Tuesday night to appeal a jury verdict ruling the city was liable for the debt.

Debt not city's, Fort Smith says

Ball-field ruling appeal OK’d

Insisting that River Valley Sports Complex partners were responsible for failing to pay four contractors more than $200,000 for work on the failed ball-field project, city directors voted Tuesday night to appeal a jury verdict that ruled the city was liable for the debt.

Cities' jail fees increase, but Crawford County can't show need

The Crawford County Quorum Court has voted to impose a higher fee on cities for housing their prisoners even though county officials admit they couldn't justify the increase.

Man slain by police was ruled dangerous

A knife-wielding man fatally shot by police Saturday had been involuntarily committed five months earlier for treatment of mental problems, according to Sebastian County Circuit Court records.

Fort Smith board candidates give their views on economic development

Voters will choose between experience and youthful vision when they go to the polls Nov. 6 to elect a city director for the at-large Position 5 seat on the Board of Directors.

City considers appeal in contractors case

Factors in seeking reversal of Fort Smith sports complex verdict are outlined

The attorney who represented the city's losing effort in a breach-of-contract trial last month involving the River Valley Sports Complex has told city directors that getting a reversal on appeal would be difficult.

Johnson County targeted by GOP

Republicans in Johnson County are making a run at turning the Democrat-blue county government to Republican red.

City weighs contractors case appeal

The attorney who represented the city's losing effort in a breach-of-contract trial last month involving the River Valley Sports Complex told city directors Tuesday that getting a reversal on appeal would be difficult.

Johnson County targeted by GOP; 14 party hopefuls are most in years

Republicans in Johnson County are making a run at turning the Democrat-blue county government to Republican red.

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Former Northside High School teacher Rhonda Vanlue Gray (left) welcomes the three civil rights icons known as the McDonogh 3, (fro...

Published: January 16, 2018

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Published: July 21, 2017

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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

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