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Fort Smith looks to standardize police, fire department hiring

Fort Smith's Human Resource Department is working on a way to standardize interview questions for police and fire applicants, the HR director said. The Civil Service Commission, made up of five (soon to be seven) people appointed by the city's Board of Directors, is one of the last steps in the hiri

GREENWOODDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-11-18 06:01:00

This week in Fort Smith history - Nov. 19-25

Nov. 19, 1886 - Members of the Fort Smith bar host a banquet for Robert B. Rutherford, retiring circuit court judge, and his successor, J. Sebastian Little, at Mivelaz's dining hall at the LeGrande. "All went well - plenty to eat and enough wine to brighten their minds," the Fort Smith Elevator repo

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2017-11-19 06:01:00

More Good News For Fort Smith

LITTLE ROCK - On Friday, I joined business leaders in Fort Smith for the announcement that PRADCO is expanding its injection-molding manufacturing, which will create 60 new jobs. We also celebrated the news of Walmart's commitment to buy an additional $250 million in PRADCO products by 2023. This go

BOONEVILLEDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-11-18 09:13:37

PRADCO adds 60 jobs at Fort Smith plant

Fort Smith is on the "cutting edge" of a state manufacturing revival effort, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday at PRADCO Outdoor Brands. The fishing lure and hunting products manufacturer announced the addition of 60 jobs over the next several months with an expansion that includes four soft plastics

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2017-11-18 06:30:00

Fort Smith Board of Directors to vote Monday on incentives for business

A business might build a new facility in Fort Smith that could create up to 150 jobs, and the city's Board of Directors will decide Monday whether to issue it about $38 million in industrial revenue bonds and endorse it for the tax back program. The tax back program allows for new or expanding busin

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2017-11-18 06:01:00

Man sentenced to 118 years in Fort Smith murder

Bryan Porras was sentenced to 118 years in prison for the murder of 18-year-old Justin Lopez. Porras is one of four people arrested in the January killing. He was convicted of First Degree Murder and other charges in a jury trial. According to witness statements, Justin Lopez was inside a Fort Smith


Pradco adds 6o new jobs in Fort Smith

Fort Smith based Pradco announced 60 new jobs are being added to their manufacturing plant. Pradco is known worldwide for making fishing lures. Since January the company added 90 new employees and now they're hiring an additional 60 workers. In total the company will have nearly 300 employees making

KHBS - 2017-11-18 00:34:00

Former Special Forces Ranger now leading Calvary Chapel Fort Smith

Chris Reif first heard his call to become a church pastor while attending the memorial service for his beloved grandmother. It happened six years ago, and the former U.S. Army Special Forces Ranger and former Little Rock resident quietly accepted that call, vowing to pursue his faith in a deeper way


Portion Of Interstate 73 In Guilford County Closed

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- The North Carolina Department of Transportion has closed the Interstate 73 southbound ramp from eastbound Bryan Boulevard for pavement construction along the 'Greensboro Urban Loop' project. The ramp is closed from 8:00 a.m. Saturday, November 18, until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, No

WFMYNEWS2.COM - 2017-11-19 02:45:56

Silver Alert Canceled For Winston-Salem Teen: Police

UPDATE | Winston-Salem Police say they've located 13-year-old Kaylee Abigail Utt and she's okay and in good health. Officers issued a Silver Alert Saturday after she hadn't been seen since Friday around noon Thank you for sharing the story on WFMY News 2 UPDATE | Winston-Salem Police say they've loc

WFMYNEWS2.COM - 2017-11-19 04:52:07

Same block, same precinct

Blust Courtesy of N.C. General Assembly Harrison Courtesy of N.C. General Assembly Robinson Guilford County is at the epicenter of the dispute over new maps that aim to fix the North Carolina General Assembly's legal problems with racial gerrymandering, leaving the futures of two local districts and

GREENSBORO.COM - 2017-11-19 05:00:00

10-Year-Old Boy Strangled While Playing On Swing Set: Police

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office identified the 10-year-old child who died in a "tragic accident" at a park in Northwest Jacksonville. JSO said Nahshon Green died after he got entangled by a swing's chain at Charles Clark Park on Sibbald Road. JSO responded to the scene around

WFMYNEWS2.COM - 2017-11-19 16:17:00

Tractor-Trailer Catches Fire on I-40 In Iredell County

Iredell County firefighters responded to a tractor-trailer fire on I-40 Saturday night. IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. -- Iredell County firefighters responded to a tractor-trailer fire on I-40 Saturday night. According to firefighters, the fire happened on I-40 near Sharon School Road. Iredell County Firewir

WFMYNEWS2.COM - 2017-11-19 14:32:56

Column: Anatomy of a Times-News story

Bad reporting. Sensationalizing. Biased. These were all accusations thrown at us via our Facebook page about a story on Alamance-Burlington School System graduations being moved - in a couple of cases to Greensboro. As I've noted a number of times over the past few months, talking trash on Facebook

TIMES-NEWS - 2017-11-19 07:01:00

2 The Rescue: Meet Marshall

Marshall is 12 weeks old and has hair of medium length. His eyes and his purrs are saying "love me"! Marshall likes to be cuddled and loved on. He enjoys toys and other kitty buddies, but a lap is by far his favorite thing! Marshall would like to share a lot of firsts with a family, or maybe a coupl

WFMYNEWS2.COM - 2017-11-19 10:53:26

The Impact of Sexual Trauma & How You Can Help

Over the past few weeks there has been an outpouring of sexual assault and harassment allegations not only in Hollywood, but across the nation. The brave survivors who have told their stories through the media and the #metoo campaign have elevated a pivotal public discussion about sexual violence, a

WFMYNEWS2.COM - 2017-11-19 10:40:57

Attempted murder charges dismissed for two London men

LAUREL COUNTY - Two London men who were facing attempted murder charges were given a second chance Friday after a Laurel County grand jury decided not to indict the pair on the charges. Charles Lee Adams, 46, and Layton L. McQueen, 34, were arrested last month after police found a man, identified as

CORBIN TIMES-TRIBUNE - 2017-11-18 06:40:00

Man accepts plea deal concerning charges of sexual assault

LAUREL COUNTY - A London man facing several charges relating to the sexual assault of a 13-year-old child accepted a plea agreement Thursday morning in Laurel County Circuit Court. Michael Scott Lester, 36, appeared before Judge Michael Caperton to enter a plea concerning his charges, which original


One year and counting...Homeless shelter celebrating with Open House

Just over one year after London's homeless shelter reopened under new oversight, its impact on the community has been tremendous. To celebrate their success and show the public how the facility is operated, the Good Samaritan House is hosting an Open House on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located


Lynn Camp student taken to hospital following school fight

A Lynn Camp High School student was taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a fight Friday morning. Frank Shelton, Director of Communications and System Governance at Knox County Schools, stated that the incident occurred before noon at the school on Ky. 830. "Officials at L

THENEWSJOURNAL.NET - 2017-11-17 18:50:54