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Bobbitt to Recommend Terisa Riley As Chancellor at UA Fort Smith

University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt said Tuesday that he will recommend Terisa Riley as the next chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Riley is senior vice president for student affairs and university administration at Texas A&M University – Kingsville. She's exp



FORT SMITH, Ark. (March 29, 2019) – Baptist Health-Fort Smith will host a free educational event. with Aldon Corle, M.D., OB/GYN, from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, in the Baptist Health.


PREP BASKETBALL FS Southside names new girls coach

FORT SMITH -- Robert Brunk believed the Fort Smith Southside's girls basketball coaching position was a "destination job." When the job opened this spring, he could not pass up the opportunity.


UA System head recommends next UAFS chancellor

Terisa Riley has been recommended as the next top administrator for the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, the University of Arkansas System announced Tuesday. Riley, senior vice president for student affairs and university administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was among four finalis


Youthful Rattlers experiencing growing pains

Magazine’s baseball team, which features at least seven freshman or sophomores in its starting lineup, continued to have growing pains last week as they dropped two conference games games.


Roundup: Bearcats pound Hillbillies, Rattlers fall to Hornets

With Gabe Fennell throwing a complete game and recording three hits in four trips to the plate, Booneville beat rival Ozark 15-3 in a nonconference game Monday in Franklin County.


Physician of the Year Finalist: Daniel Mackey, Mercy Clinic-Fort Smith

It was a clear case of father knows best. Daniel Mackey, who practices medical oncology at Mercy Clinic-Fort Smith, wanted to follow his dad into electrical engineering and saw himself designing and testing guided weapons. Mackey feared doctors, hated needles and had a distaste for the sight of bloo


Steel Horse Rally roars into Fort Smith May 3-4

Motorcyclists and anyone else interested in charities and the outdoors will be able to soak in the "world-class roads" and "great history" of Fort Smith early next month. The fifth annual Steel Horse Rally will be held May 3-4 in and near the downtown Fort Smith area and will include motorcycle ride


Man Dead After Heart Attack On Race Track

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ark.—A man died after suffering a heart attack while racing on the Crawford County Speedway. District Five Volunteer Fire Department members were dispatched after a call came in Friday night (April 12) in regards to an issue with a driver at the speedway according to the Crawford Co


Track: Big week adds to Zarlingo's monster sophomore season

Booneville sophomore Brooklyn Zarlingo seems to be enjoying the 2018-19 school year. She's a cheerleader and a straight-A student. As for athletics? Things are going well there, too.


Lady Eagles Drop Two Games

To find a time when Paris dropped both of its games in a week, you would have to use an outdated calendar. And, to be fair, this team dropped games as they are adapting to new positions, one with 5 starters out.


Fort Smith's Williamsburg Kitchen celebrates 40 years

Running a successful business can be difficult. According to the JP Morgan Chase Institute, the average lifespan of a business is five years or less. On March 18, Williamsburg Kitchen, 4120 Rogers Ave. No. 8 in Fort Smith, defied those odds by celebrating its 40th anniversary.


Baseball: Early barrage carries Bearcats past Hillbillies

OZARK — Booneville coach Darby Ulmer wouldn't mind taking some of Monday's offense into the rest of the tightly contested 3A-4. With no district tournament, the standings speak loud and clear — the top four teams advance to regionals and everybody else goes home.


Head downtown for 3rd Thursday event

The Fort Smith Downtown Business Association's 3rd Thursday program will begin Thursday and will run through October in and near downtown Fort Smith. The event is 5-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month and provides opportunities to dine, shop, watch artists and bands, enjoy the Farmer's Market


Domino's Coming to Greenwood

Henley’s Place. Amy’s Gyros. Chop Sticks. Patron Mexican Grill. El Tequila Salsa. The Smokin’ Barrel. Shipwrecked Fish and Chips. Each of these restaurants existed for a time at 933 West Center Street in Greenwood. Eventually each one of them closed, except for El Tequila Salsa, which moved down the


Woman reports she was robbed, kidnapped

A Fort Smith woman reported three people in a vehicle robbed and kidnapped her Wednesday. The woman, who officer Jose Pacheco met after 6 p.m. Wednesday at 3111 Oak Grove St., reported she was walking home from Dollar General when a red four-door vehicle with one woman and two men inside pulled into


Student sent to the hospital after Van Buren School Bus wreck

VAN BUREN, Ark. — One student was sent to the hospital after a wreck involving a Van Buren School Bus Friday morning, according to Brittany Ransom with the Van Buren School District.


Bearcats remain in hunt for regional tournament

The Bearcats, who will be hosting the 3A Region 1 Tournament next month, needed a conference win badly Tuesday to stay in contention for one of the four spots in the field. They followed up an 11-8 win over the Lamar Warriors on Tuesday by completing the regular season sweep of conference frontrunni


Man Arrested After Road Rage Incident Near Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) - A road rage incident occurred on Massard Road near Fort Smith Fire Station 11 in the Chaffee Crossing area. Jeffery Wayne Pittman, 52, of Bonanza, was arrested and faces charges of three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.