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City will ask voters for sales tax extension

Board approves placing the question on a ballot during a May 22 special election.

Subscriber onlyDuring its Feb. 20 meeting, the city's board of directors approved asking voters to extend a five-eighths percent sales tax during a special election on May 22. Continue reading...

Rodeo grounds relocation put on hold

n City wants more time to find funding to cover higher estimated cost of plans at proposed site.

Subscriber onlyThe Siloam Springs Rodeo will not be moving locations -- at least not at this time. Continue reading...

A groundbreaking plan: Homes for homeless

‘Family Launch Pad’ bridges gap for homeless families by providing transitional housing.

Subscriber onlyFour homes are being built in Siloam Springs in an effort to help homeless families become self-sufficient. There was a groundbreaking Thursday at East Kenwood Missionary Baptist Church for what the church is calling "Project Launch Pad." Three of the homes will be 500 square feet and another will be 600 square feet that will house a family of six. Continue reading...

SAGU slips past JBU men

n Short-handed Golden Eagles come up short in closing minutes.

Subscriber onlyA short-handed John Brown University men's team ran out of gas late in Thursday's 77-71 loss against Southwestern Assemblies of God inside Bill George Arena. Continue reading...

Commission OKs rezoning request

Subscriber onlyThe Siloam Springs Planning Commission approved a property rezoning, which was the only agenda item during a six-minute meeting on Feb. 13. Continue reading...

SAGU outshoots JBU women

n SAGU uses a 29-8 scoring advantage in second quarter to build big lead in Golden Eagles loss.

Subscriber onlyAfter McKenzie Martin swished her seventh and eighth 3-pointers, coach Jeff Soderquist didn't say a word. He put both hands on the back of his head, elbows out, and simply walked slowly down to the end of his team's bench. Continue reading...

Rodeo, sales tax, taxi service on board's agenda

Subscriber onlyThe fate of the rodeo grounds, the rates on a new taxi service in town and an extension of a five-eighths cent sales tax are just a few items on the agenda for what figures to be an entertaining Siloam Springs Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday. Continue reading...

Defense keys JBU's second-quarter surge

Golden Eagles force five turnovers and control the paint during game-deciding run.

Subscriber onlyJeff Soderquist shouted "Get in there!" followed by "Boom!" as Kimmy Deines' 3-pointer from the corner beat the halftime buzzer. Continue reading...

Chicken for everyone after JBU win

Hot shooting helps Golden Eagles start fast in upset against No. 7 Science & Arts (Okla.).

Subscriber onlyWhen John Brown University's men's basketball team hits 11 or more 3-pointers in a home game, fans inside Bill George Arena are treated to a free chicken sandwich at a fast-food restaurant. Continue reading...

City: Park, shop downtown during project

City updating its website and social media with areas to park during downtown construction.

Subscriber onlyRobin Stewart opened Bathetopia in downtown Siloam Springs in 2014. A native of Siloam Springs, she sees ongoing construction downtown as another major improvement to the area. Continue reading...

High praise from peers

Coaching colleagues, college teammate and even media applaud Siloam Springs’ hiring of Brandon Craig

Rick Jones knows football. Moreover, the coach who has won seven state championships at Greenwood knows football players. Occasionally throughout his storied career, a player from the opposite sidelines warrants a little more than the usual end-of-the-game handshake. Continue reading...

District names next football coach

n The school board unanimously approved the hiring of Brandon Craig after a highly successful career in Oklahoma.

Subscriber onlyThe Siloam Springs School Board unanimously approved hiring Brandon Craig as its next head football coach during a special meeting on Friday night. Continue reading...

BCSO: Protect kids from online dangers

Presentation helps parents by identifying apps to avoid and offers tips to keep children away from online predators.

Subscriber onlyWithin seconds of logging on to social media while posing as a 13-year old girl, an older man asked to see a nude picture. Moments later, another man sent a picture of his privates. Continue reading...

Chamber celebrates 'explosive growth'

Annual awards banquet reportedly draws record crowd to Simmons Great Hall.

Subscriber onlyDynamite sticks -- not real ones, obviously -- decorated tables for what was described as a record-breaking turnout at the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce's 88th Annual Banquet. Continue reading...

Harrison: An angel among us?

Subscriber onlyEver go through a restaurant drive-through and try to hand money to the cashier, only to find out the order has already been taken care of? Continue reading...

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