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Job duties at center of fitness test for Springdale police

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Police officers and recruits need a certain level of physical fitness to help them in the streets. But the way that fitness is measured is changing. Continue reading...

Springdale partners for road improvement

City Council members voted 7-0 Tuesday night to spend $76,000 to do street improvements along North Shiloh Street. Continue reading...

Hunter-gatherers stopped here

Dig reveals secrets before road covers site

Subscriber onlyIt was the end of the Ice Age, some 10,500 years ago, when groups of hunters and gatherers stopped in what would become Fayetteville. These early people came to quarry materials to make stone tools, says Pritam Chowdhury, the project field director. Continue reading...

Springdale commission rejects single-family subdivisions

The Planning Commission on Tuesday turned down two rezoning requests, 5-2., for new subdivisions in the quickly developing northwest part of the city. Continue reading...

Springdale's City Council considers street projects

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- City Council members Monday discussed priorities for road improvement projects to be paid for under the 2018 bond program. Their comments allow Mayor Doug Sprouse and his staff to start the design phase of several projects. Continue reading...

Camp Shadow

Elm Springs spirits of the past remembered

Confederate Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn rested his Army of the West -- 10,000 troops -- at Elm Springs on March 5, 1862, the night before the Battle of Pea Ridge. "Early morning found them hurrying to Bentonville," reads a historical marker standing by the spring in Steele-Stevens Heritage Park in Elm Springs. Continue reading...

George family helps city buy land for park expansion

The C.L. George and Sons family made it possible for Springdale officials to purchase land that would add to the area of the city's downtown park bearing a family member's name. Continue reading...

Jumpin' on the trail train

Committee prioritizes projects for Springdale

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Dean LaGrone spends about an hour each day on the trails in and around town. Continue reading...

Springdale's animal shelter site open for comment

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The City Council has set a session for residents to ask questions and leave comments about two proposed sites for the new animal shelter. The session will run from 5 to 7 p.m. May 3 in the Council Chambers on the first floor of the City Administration Building at 201 Spring St. Continue reading...

Springdale senior citizen needs considered by council

The four senior citizens sat around a table with very intent looks on their faces. Alice Taylor, Jim Gideon, Martha Tankersley and Katherine Whitlow were engaged in a game of dominoes Tuesday morning at the Springdale Senior Center. Continue reading...

Springdale considers camping along Razorback Greenway

Subscriber onlyRiders might soon have a place to lay their heads after a long day on the trail. Continue reading...

Meeting to seek feedback on Springdale road work

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The city has scheduled a public meeting Thursday to receive feedback from residents on potential street improvement projects totaling up to $85 million. Continue reading...

Springdale panel reviews bond report

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A pre-pricing report showed members of the City Council that the face value of refunding and improvement bonds would be $205,519,868 -- the total amount the city can borrow, said Wyman Morgan, the city's director of administration and finance Continue reading...

Public to comment on road plans

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The city has scheduled a public meeting Thursday to receive feedback from residents on potential street improvement projects totaling up to $85 million. Continue reading...

Council approves rezoning for Springdale apartment complex

Subscriber onlyA proposed apartment complex zoning request was approved by the City Council, 6-0, Tuesday. Continue reading...

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