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Exterior of U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith

Long-awaited U.S. marshals museum set to open in Arkansas

BY: - June 30, 2023

After 20 years of planning and plenty of bumps in the road, the opening of the United States Marshals Museum on Saturday is a “dream come true” for board member Claude Legris.  “We’re more than a little bit proud and just really excited to see it coming online,” he said. The former executive director of […]

Citations issued in Huntsville School District abuse case

BY: - September 28, 2022

Audra Kimball, former Huntsville School District superintendent and current personnel and program compliance director, and former junior high school basketball coach Kaleb Houston have been summoned to appear for charges of failure to notify by mandated reporters in the first degree, according to Fourth Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Matt Durrett. “These are the initial summons and […]

History Commission denies Fort Smith request to relocate old flag display

BY: - September 8, 2022

The city of Fort Smith cannot relocate a set of flags, including a Confederate flag, once displayed at a city park, the Arkansas History Commission decided Thursday. Under a 2021 state law, the city had to ask the commission for a waiver to relocate the flags even though the city removed the flags before passage […]