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Erosion Threatening Springdale Street

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The spring rain may be good for flowers, but the storm water has been rough on a city street that is in danger of washing out. Continue reading...

Parking Possible Downtown Springdale Problem

Trail, Revitalization Could Bring Crowds

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Parking spots near Emma Avenue are easily available now, but that could change if efforts to revitalize the city's downtown are successful. Continue reading...

Springdale's Ryan's Building Sells

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The building that once housed a landmark Emma Avenue retail store has been purchased by a company associated with the Walton Family. Continue reading...

Springdale Commission Tables Sign Request

Springdale Auto Auction Seeks Variance To Add Storage Lot

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE --A business' second sign on a major-intersection corner lot will have to wait after the Planning Commission tabled a variance request Tuesday. Continue reading...

Springdale Council Considers Cutbacks On Street Construction

Panel Sends Two Contracts To Full Council

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- City Council members received good news Monday about the sale of a historic building and a grant for a mountain bike trail but bad news about how far street bond money will stretch. Continue reading...

Lawsuit Planned Over Springdale Auto Salvage Lot

EPA Report Says Springdale Site Possibly Contaminated

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The site of a longtime salvage yard could be contaminated by oil, gas and other automotive fluids. Continue reading...

Money Short For Springdale Street Projects

Street Bond Program To Be Trimmed

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Street bond money will fall far short of the estimated cost of city officials' road improvement wish list. Continue reading...

Historic Springdale Building Earns Reprieve

Buyer Interested In Buying, Repairing Poultry Industry Site

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The Brown building, a structure on Emma Avenue in downtown Springdale, dodged demolition Tuesday after a buyer showed interest. Continue reading...

Tontitown Area Fire Department Gives Up City Building; Mayor Asks Volunteers To Not Respond Inside City

Volunteers Will Not Share Space With City Fire Department

Subscriber onlyThe Tontitown Area Fire Department is moving out of its city-owned building. Continue reading...

Springdale Council Considering Cambridge Repairs

Erosion Eating Away At Street

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The City Council is looking at repairing a road before they lose it. Continue reading...

Tontitown Council Repeals Public Safety, Approves Police, Fire Departments

Council Approves Separate Police, Fire Departments

Subscriber onlyTONTITOWN -- The Public Safety Department is out and city Police and Fire departments back in. Continue reading...

Springdale Council Moves Toward Closing Mill Avenue

Park Area For Greenway To Be Created

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Mill Street between Emma and Johnson avenues could be closed after the next City Council meeting. Continue reading...

Blitz Scheduled for Springdale Neighborhood

Area Near Razorback Greenway

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A blitz will hit Springdale this week, one designed to fight the unsightly condition in one neighborhood. Continue reading...

Springdale Council Considers Extra Signs For Corner Lots

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- City Council members could allow businesses located on corner lots at the intersection of major streets to erect an additional sign if a proposed ordinance change is approved. Continue reading...

Spending of Springdale Senior Center Grant Money Questioned

Officials Calling for Audit of Management Agency

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A planned kitchen expansion at the Springdale Senior Center is in limbo because money to pay for the project was apparently spent elsewhere by the agency contracted to oversee senior center operations. Continue reading...