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Fort Smith to receive over $21.2M from American Rescue Plan, which calls for more transparency in consent decree negotiations

Fort Smith has received about half of the $21.2 million in American Rescue Plan funds, which are being eyed for consent decree work. → Read More

New reporter joining Times Record to focus on food insecurity

Catherine Nolte will join the Southwest Times Record in June as a Report For America corps member. → Read More

Pop-Up in the Park distributes USDA COVID relief food packages to over 1,000 families

Antioch for Youth and Family provided USDA COVID food relief distribution to over 1,000 families in Fort Smith on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. → Read More

Arkansas is home to 6 venomous snakes. Here is what you need to know about them.

There are only six venomous snakes found in Arkansas. Here is a list of those snakes and how to identify them. → Read More

The Mighty Crab going in at old Furr's Fresh Buffet

The Mighty Crab seafood restaurant announces it is going into the old Furr's Fresh Buffet on Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith. → Read More

Tip Top Western Wear closing its doors after more than 70 years

Sam Wald, owner of Tip Top at 512 Garrison Ave., said he is going into retirement from the business started by his father, Joe Wald. → Read More

Mars Petcare, Hytrol plan Fort Smith expansions, hundreds of additional jobs

Mars Petcare recently announced a $145 million expansion of its wet food manufacturing facility in Fort Smith. → Read More

Seven shot at Fort Smith nightclub

Fort Smith police are investigating a shooting in a nightclub early New Year's Day. → Read More

George's Restaurant reopening after temporary closure over COVID-19 concerns

George's Restaurant in Fort Smith is reopening after a brief closure due to a possible COVID-19 exposure. → Read More

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux and Blue Ember Smokehouse restaurants going up in Fort Smith

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux, Blue Ember Smokehouse restaurants, and an urgent care facility are among new construction projects going on in Fort Smith. → Read More

UA-Fayetteville breaks up spring break 2021. No schedule changes for UAFS, ATU

The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville is breaking up spring break into three segments due to COVID-19. → Read More

Changes at the Times Record continue with new website design

The Southwest Times Record has taken another historical leap with full integration into the USA TODAY Network with a website upgrade. → Read More

ABF Freight driver named TCA Highway Angel

The Truckload Carriers Association has named ABF Freight’s Josh Elmore, from Lincolnton, N.C., a Highway Angel for stopping to help a driver after his vehicle collided with a dump truck.ABF Freight is based in Fort Smith.It was a beautiful summer morning and Josh Elmore was northbound on U.S. 220 near Madison, N.C. "I was talking to another driver and checking my mirrors and my speed," he said.… → Read More

Arkansas abortion rule targets Roe v. Wade reversal

An updated 2019 abortion bill called the Unborn Child Protection Act was reintroduced in the Arkansas General Assembly Wednesday. It makes an exception in → Read More

Fort Smith legislator tests COVID positive

State Rep. Cindy Crawford, R-Fort Smith, recently tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus."She is recovering now and the worst is behind her," Miles Crawford, the legislator’s son, noted in an email.Crawford, former CEO of Hannah’s House, was reelected Nov. 3 by District 76 voters to her second term in the state House of Representatives.At least a dozen lawmakers have tested positive for… → Read More

Fort Smith hospital COVID levels return to June highs

The number of hospital patients suffering from the COVID-19 coronavirus at Mercy Fort Smith is back up to a summertime peak and the number of COVID-19 → Read More

Voting by mail isn't so easy on Native American reservations

MISSION, S.D. — The small, brick post office in Mission, South Dakota, sees steady business most days as people wait outside to allow one family at a time to check for mail at one of just four such depots scattered across the Rosebud Indian Reservation.With limited polling places on a reservation that's roughly 2,000 square miles (5,180 square kilometers) and officials pushing people to vote by… → Read More

Alma Health & Rehab breaks through COVID outbreak

With the experience of a COVID-19 outbreak now behind them, residents and staff at the Alma Health & Rehabilitation are in a juxtaposed reality. They mourn the deaths of eight residents who recently perished, but are on the other side of a long and dark proverbial tunnel.At the height of the outbreak in early October, 44 residents and 34 staff members tested positive for the virus. As of Monday,… → Read More

Logan Co. early voting numbers are up

PARIS — By 3 p.m. Wednesday, in the first week of early voting for the 2020 general election, a socially distanced line of people could still be found at the Logan County Courthouse in Paris waiting patiently to cast their ballots. They were among nearly 1,900 Logan County citizens who had already voted.That’s nearly a quarter of the number that voted in the 2016 presidential election."It's… → Read More