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Dave Hughes

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Rebel mascot, 'Dixie' ousted by Fort Smith School Board

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The Fort Smith School Board on Monday erased a 52-year tradition when it voted unanimously to do away with the Southside High School mascot and fight song as perceived symbols of racism. Continue reading...

150 rally to save Rebel mascot

Fort Smith School Board also to decide on Southside’s ‘Dixie’

Subscriber only The question of whether to do away with Fort Smith Southside High School's Rebel mascot and "Dixie" fight song has raised passions among residents since it was brought up a month ago. Continue reading...

Vote on Rebel mascot draws suit

Fort Smith School Board accused of open-records law lapse

Subscriber onlyA lawsuit filed Thursday accuses the Fort Smith School Board of violating the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act when it met last month and voted in committee to get rid of the Southside High School "Rebel" mascot and fight song "Dixie." Continue reading...

At session, JP denies assaulting daughter

Subscriber onlyA Sebastian County Quorum Court member said Tuesday that he did not threaten or attack his daughter over the July Fourth weekend, but he apologized for the embarrassment that his arrest may have caused. Continue reading...

Fort Smith to divert money for charities to pensions

Subscriber only Charitable and civic organizations in Fort Smith that have received financial help from the city in the past will see that money go to fire and police pensions next year instead. Continue reading...

In second vote, JPs declare seat vacant

Governor asked to pick replacement

Subscriber onlyThe Sebastian County Quorum Court has declared its District 13 seat vacant and asked the governor to appoint a successor. Continue reading...

Bid made on 77 acres near campus

Subscriber onlyA foundation supporting the development of an osteopathic college in Sebastian County has requested an option to buy 77 acres for the project. Continue reading...

Fort Smith area road opens; hope now is for mall

Subscriber onlyState officials and developers expect the opening of Arkansas 549 -- part of the future Interstate 49 -- to be a catalyst for development along the highway's corridor. Continue reading...

Road open; hope now is for mall

Subscriber onlyState officials and developers expect the opening of Arkansas 549 -- part of the future Interstate 49 -- to be a catalyst for development along the highway's corridor. Continue reading...

Former factory in Fort Smith to become center for homeless

Subscriber onlyA homeless advocacy group announced Friday the purchase of a vacant factory building south of downtown it plans to renovate into a service campus and shelter for the homeless. 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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