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...

Paris Named Trendsetter City Award Winner

Paris, Arkansas was recently named a Trendsetter City Award Winner by Arkansas Business. The city was recognized for its progressive approach to workforce development and career readiness through the Tyson Foods Logan County Career Center. Read more about the...

Center for Art & Education getting a new name and building

A new building and a new name! The Center For Art and Education in Van Buren recently cut the ribbon at its new location, where work is soon to begin on the new CAE campus. Located in Van Buren’s historic downtown area, the organization will also get a new name...

City of Mulberry receives $200K grant

The City of Mulberry has been named the recipient of a $200,000 grant from Communities Unlimited. The purpose of the grant is to help with community sustainability and cultivating local leaders. Congratulations to the City Mulberry!

Fort Smith to host Pro Golf Tour

Professional golf will return to the River Valley in Spring 2020, thanks to a newly-announced partnership between United Way of Fort Smith Area and the All-Pro Tour. Slated for May 4-9, 2020, the event will feature 132 PGA hopefuls competing at Hardscrabble Country...

Arkansas named top state for small business friendliness

Arkansas was named the number one state for small business friendliness by Thumbtack, the website and app that helps people find local professionals for any project. According to a media release from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, “In Thumbtack’s...

The Unexpected to return this fall

The Unexpected Art Mural Project will return to downtown Fort Smith this October. Now in its fifth year, the popular festival was the 2017 Henry Award winner for Community Tourism from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. It will take place October 7-12....

ARCOM welcomes new class

The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Chaffee Crossing, welcomed its third class of medical students this week. Read more about these future physicians and ARCOM in the Times Record.