ACHE to utilize former Golden Living property for expansion

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education is purchasing the former Golden Living headquarters in Fort Smith. The higher education institution will use the 318,000 square-foot property to expand its research operations. According to the article on Talk Business &...

UAFS ranked as one of the south’s best universities

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has been recognized as one of the best universities in the south. The institution ranked #18 on the U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges rankings.  According to the school’s news release, “The...

Poteau BalloonFest postponed to October 2021

The famous Poteau BalloonFest has been officially postponed until October 2021. Held each fall, the festival draws tens of thousands of visitors from all across the country. Event and community leaders opted to cancel this year’s event due to concerns associated...

Peacemaker Festival to be held July 24-25

Save the date for the annual Peacemaker Festival! Set for July 24-25, the music festival brings thousands to the Fort Smith Riverfront for a special concert series that features country, rock, blues, red dirt, and Americana music acts from around the country. Please...

Carl Albert named Top Online School

Carl Albert State Collee in Oklahoma has been named a Top Online School by Guide to Online Schools. The Poteau-based instituion ranked 17 out of 195 schools on the list. Read more on the school’s website.

Intermodal project awarded $360,000 grant

Great news for the region! According to Talk Business & Politics, “The Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority announced Monday (April 20) it received a $360,000 grant from Economic Development Administration to be used to “conduct an environmental study and a...

Fort Smith recognized as state’s “Fittest City”

Insurify has named Fort Smith as the “Fittest City in Arkansas.” The unique accolade was bestowed upon Fort Smith in recognition of its committment to creating outdoor trails and opportunities for wellness for citizens. Read all about the honor in the...

UAFS first in Arkansas to host Jumpstart program

The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith will be the first in Arkansas to host the Jumpstart program. According to Talk Business & Politics: “UAFS will support nearly 40 students who volunteer with the AmeriCorps Jumpstart program with the help of a $103,414...

City of Alma goes green with solar panels

The City of Alma is going green! City leaders are partnering with Entegrity to install solar panels that will power city offices. Learn more about the environmentally-friendly and cost-cutting initiative on 5News.

Fort Smith awarded grant to help fund live music series

Be on the lookout for more live music in Fort Smith! The group 64.6 Downtown was recently named a Levitt AMP Grant Award winner. According to the article in Talk Business & Politics, “Winners receive up to $25,000 in matching funds to produce free outdoor...