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Poteau Police Looking for Suspects, Warn of Multiple Break-Ins

The Poteau Police Department is warning residence of multiple break-ins occuring around town. The department posted the warning to their Facebook page late Saturday (Sept.17). Officers say they've received multiple reports of break-ins to vehicles over the past few weeks. According to their social m

KHBS - 2017-09-17 12:46:00

Central Mexico earthquake kills dozens, topples buildings

Dozens were killed in a powerful earthquake Tuesday that rocked Mexico City and surrounding states. The earthquake toppled buildings, sent rescue workers digging through rubble and knocked out power to millions. At least 57 people died in the magnitude-7.1 earthquake, officials said. Forty-two peopl

SEQUOYAHCOUNTYTIMES.COM - 2017-09-19 22:04:50

Prominent Fort Smith community member dies at 103

A prominent member of the Fort Smith community passed away recently. Isabelle Taylor Bass, 103, died on Wednesday, according to an obituary from Rowell-Parish Mortuary. She was born April 30, 1914 in Little Rock. According to additional information provided by Rowell-Parish Mortuary, Bass was heavil

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2017-09-19 06:30:00

MovieLounge in Fort Smith to close Oct. 1

MovieLounge, 7601 Rogers Ave., announced Tuesday that it will close its doors permanently Oct. 1, a news release states. The combination dinner service and movie theater venue has been in operation since 2012. "I've enjoyed building the concept, and it really has been fun," owner Dwight Curry said i

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2017-09-19 17:15:36

Fort Smith's MovieLounge to close Oct. 1

MovieLounge in Fort Smith Updated: 5:00 PM CDT Sep 19, 2017 Fort Smith's MovieLounge announced Tuesday that it will close on October 1, 2017. MovieLounge opened on Rogers Avenue in 2012. It serves drinks and dinner along with live music and new movies. It has hosted many community events over th

KHBS - 2017-09-19 22:00:00

Doctor's painting part of Sparks fundraiser

An acrylic painting by a local doctor will be sold as part of the Oct. 7 Sparks Stampede hosted by Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren. The piece titled "Boy Meets Girl" is by Dr. Patric Anderson, an emergency room physician at Sparks - Van Buren. Raffle tickets will be sold at the stampede with the p

GREENWOODDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-18 15:13:17

Glidewell wins senior Fort Smith City Golf Championship

John Glidewell wasn't on the golf course much as a teenager. But the past 30 years-plus? He knows Ben Geren like the back of hand. Glidewell followed up Saturday's 73 with a 75 on Sunday as he claimed the Senior Division of the Claude Ward Memorial Fort Smith City Championship at Ben Geren. Chris Mu

GREENWOODDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-18 06:01:00

County clerk receives state honor

Leadership in digital communication has earned Saline County Clerk Doug Curtis a state award. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson congratulated Curtis and other honorees during an awards presentation last Thursday. Curtis received an honorable mention in the Citizen Service, Digital Pioneer and Efficiency

GREENWOODDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-19 06:01:00

Crush Cancer event receives more community support

The annual Crush Cancer event raises research funds for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. The event is promoted by the WGA 18-Hole, WGA 9-Hole, WGA Social League, Spike Girls, MGA and the HSV Couples golf groups in the Village. In the spring

GREENWOODDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-19 06:01:00

Recreation committee discusses big-ticket items

A new comprehensive master plan for Hot Springs Village, which will include development details for current and future amenities, was a major topic of discussion by the Property Owners' Association recreation committee at its meeting last week. Director of recreation Stacy Hoover told the committee

GREENWOODDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-19 06:01:00

Program to combat opioid abuse launched at Southside High School

The 'Prescription for Life' class is mean to stop addiction before it starts. Tuesday, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge unveiled the new online program. Some students at Southside High School in Fort Smith were the first in the state and in the country to take the class. "I think it's reall

KHBS - 2017-09-20 00:41:00

Movie review: Stronger' puts a strong Boston accent on the triumph of the spirit

When the movie Patriots Day, about the investigation surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, was released late last year, people were quietly asking, Isnt it too soon? Now, with Stronger, with the same event as one of its subjects, coming out, even more people are asking, Isnt it too soon aft

GREENWOODDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-18 17:30:16

United Way of Fort Smith Area to kick off campaign

The United Way of Fort Smith Area 2017 Campaign Kick-off and Luncheon will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, 101 N. Second St. The event signifies the official start of the 2017 fundraising campaign. Community leaders, volunteers, agency representatives and United Way s

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2017-09-18 06:01:00

UAPB professor of Spanish details visit to Communist isle

Americans could not visit Cuba for more than 50 years after the two nations severed diplomatic relations in 1961, heightening tensions during the Cold War. The enactment of an economic embargo on the Caribbean island nation caused cultural barriers to separate Cuba from the United States even though

GREENWOODDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-18 07:00:20

Fort Smith directors approve property, easement purchases

The Fort Smith Board of Directors decided unanimously Tuesday to allow the city to purchase several pieces of property and sewer utility easements, some of which the city expects to take via eminent domain with further board approval. The purchases, which total $38,310.34, are necessary to perform w

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2017-09-20 06:15:00

United Way of Fort Smith Area kicks off fundraising campaign

The United Way of Fort Smith Area kicked off its 2017 fundraising campaign during a luncheon Tuesday, where it was revealed that Pacesetter companies have already raised more than $950,000. Representatives from the companies joined United Way of Fort Smith Area officials, volunteers and various comm

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2017-09-20 06:01:00

ArkansasBlue repons Monday in Fort Smith

The Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield location in Fort Smith will reopen Monday following a renovation. ArkansasBlue, a location for customers to shop for health, vision and dental insurance, is located at 3501 Old Greenwood Road., Suite 3. As part of the change, business hours at the location wil

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2017-09-20 06:01:00

Kick Start Alma meeting planned

A public meeting for area residents interested in the Kick Start Alma project is set for Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in the Alma Community Building. Alma was chosen in June as the University of Central Arkansas Community Development Institute 2017 Kick Start community, a cooperative program between UCA an

GREENWOODDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-18 14:54:01

Volunteers needed to assemble Girls Inc. of Fort Smith playground equipment

About 200 volunteers are being asked to help assemble new playground equipment, which will benefit many Fort Smith area children and visitors in numerous ways, one official said. Girls Inc. of Fort Smith will host its Girls Inc. Playground Project Volunteer Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at Girls

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2017-09-19 06:45:00

Margot Robbie: Joker and Harley Quinn spin-off to focus on love story

Margot Robbie has hinted the upcoming Joker and Harley Quinn spin-off movie will focus more on the pair's unhealthy romance. The 27-year-old actress starred as the female villain in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) ensemble movie 'Suicide Squad' alongside Jared Leto's evil Joker, and has said said sh

SEQUOYAHCOUNTYTIMES.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00