Sebastian County is spending about $5.25 million to improve its emergency communication efforts. The money is coming from the American Rescue Plan Act, Sebastian County Judge David Hudson said. The county plans to build two new towers to increase the effectiveness of its mobile radios in emergency workers' vehicles and improve the use of its portable walkie-talkies. ...
With no candidate receiving more than 50% of the vote in Tuesday’s (Aug. 9) primary city election, Christina Catsavis and City Director Robyn Dawson will face off once again in November for the Director-at-large Position 5 seat on the Fort Smith Board of Directors. Catsavis received 960 of the...
On August 3, Judge Stephen Tabor ruled in favor of a group of plaintiffs that filed a class-action lawsuit against the City of Fort Smith because of recycling that was not performed for nearly two years.
BARLING, Ark. — *Some of the details in this story could be disturbing to readers. Where the Arkansas River divides Crawford and Sebastian counties at Lock and Dam 13, the quiet area is a popular fishing hole. Lately, it has become an unlikely place to dispose of pets. Laurie...
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FORT SMITH, Ark. — Fort Smith’s sales tax revenue had another strong month in June, coming in significantly higher than anticipated. The city’s share of the Sebastian County sales tax totaled $2.033 million, up 17.39% compared to June 2021, according to the city’s June sales tax report.
RIVER VALLEY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: As of 9 p.m., OG&E 250 customers do not have service. It is expected to be restored “no later than 3 p.m. Saturday,” according to a press release. The customers without service are primarily in the Poteau area. RIVER VALLEY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: As of 12 p.m., OG&E […]
More than 1 million Americans have died from COVID-19 – more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined. In the Fort Smith metropolitan area, which covers parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma, a total of 996 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 354 fatalities […]
The sale of an apartment complex in the southwest corner of Grand Avenue and Interstate 540 was the largest Sebastian County property deal in June and, at $9 million, the largest county property transaction so far in 2022. FS3 Holdings LLC sold the apartment complex at 5901 Kinkead Ave., on...
FORT SMITH, Ark — Recent Increased numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in the Fort Smith area led to the reopening of a COVID unit at least one area hospital, but numbers are already dropping, according to one physician. The Arkansas Department of Health COVID dashboard listed 801 known active...