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Dave Hughes

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Railroad crossing fray goes to judge

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A federal judge will decide whether removing a Union Pacific crossing in downtown Ozark was legal and whether restoring it would unduly disrupt the railroad's operations. Continue reading...

School board called deceitful on mascot issue

June vote underhanded, lawyer says

Subscriber onlyAn opponent of the Fort Smith School Board's decision to do away with the Southside High School Rebel mascot and "Dixie" fight song on Monday called on the school superintendent to resign and for the School Board members to consider doing the same Continue reading...

Sebastian County official won't face prosecution

Subscriber onlyA Sebastian County Quorum Court member arrested last month over accusations he attacked and threatened his daughter will not be charged, a special prosecutor announced Tuesday. Continue reading...

Mascot advocate urges district leaders to quit

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- An opponent of the Fort Smith School Board's decision to do away with the Southside High School Rebel mascot and "Dixie" fight song on Monday called on the school superintendent to resign and for the School Board members to consider doing the same. Continue reading...

Mascot advocate urges district leaders to quit

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- An opponent of the Fort Smith School Board's decision to do away with the Southside High School Rebel mascot and "Dixie" fight song on Monday called on the school superintendent to resign and for the School Board members to consider doing the same. Continue reading...

Attorney: County must pay for suspect's 2 prescriptions

Subscriber onlyThe attorney for capital murder suspect Rickey Dale Newman has filed a motion asking a judge to order the Crawford County jail to provide him prescribed medication without charge. Continue reading...

School district discusses budget

Fort Smith board gives early OK to superintendent’s draft

Subscriber onlyThe only thing remarkable about the Fort Smith School District's 2015-2016 budget is how unremarkable it is, Superintendent Benny Gooden said. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart to sell marshals coin

Silver dollars to be carried at 2 Fort Smith-area stores

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Marshals Museum and Wal-Mart announced Wednesday an agreement to sell U.S. Marshals Service commemorative silver dollar coins at two Fort Smith-area stores beginning Saturday. Continue reading...

Fort Smith cutting shores up pensions

Police, fire funds get agencies’ $770,473

Subscriber onlyFort Smith city directors voted Tuesday to cut general-fund department budgets to add nearly $771,000 to the city's contribution to the underfunded fire and police pension program. Continue reading...

Man faces manslaughter charge

Arrested Tuesday, he pleads innocent in fatal ’14 car crash

Subscriber only A Van Buren man pleaded innocent Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court to a manslaughter charge in an August 2014 fatal car crash. Continue reading...

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson cuts the ceremonial ribbon opening a 6-mile stretch of Interstate 549, which run...

Gov. Asa Hutchinson cuts the ceremonial ribbon opening a 6-mile stretch of Interstate 549, which runs through Chaffee Crossing eas...

Published: July 20, 2015

This clock, a remnant of the 1916 courthouse in Greenwood that was destroyed in a 1968 tornado, hasn...

This clock, a remnant of the 1916 courthouse in Greenwood that was destroyed in a 1968 tornado, hasn’t run in years, and its concr...

Published: June 21, 2015

Sebastian County officials will soon begin the process of deciding what improvements should be made ...

Sebastian County officials will soon begin the process of deciding what improvements should be made to the county's EMS facility i...

Published: January 5, 2014

The home of Tim and Regina Adams at 2127 Old Rudy Road in Crawford County was the scene of a shootin...

The home of Tim and Regina Adams at 2127 Old Rudy Road in Crawford County was the scene of a shooting that left Tim Adams, two of ...

Published: December 5, 2013

Kristi Pfeiffer of Paris carries on the tradition of being the first to stomp the grapes Saturday at...

Kristi Pfeiffer of Paris carries on the tradition of being the first to stomp the grapes Saturday at Cowie Wine Cellars' wine fes...

Published: September 15, 2013

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