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Craft Brews Make Home in Fort Smith

Craft Brews Make Home in Fort Smith
Quentin Willard, left, and Micah Spahn of Fort Smith Brewing Co. enjoy some of their product in the brewery’s tasting room.

It was love that brought Quentin Willard back to Fort Smith, and it was love that led him, with business partner Brooke Elder, to found Fort Smith Brewing Co.
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Arkansas Unemployment Increases to 3.6 Percent

Arkansas' unemployment rate in October rose to 3.6 percent from 3.5 percent in September, but it was still lower than the 4 percent reported for October 2016.
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Westbridge Apartments Add Up to $5M Sale (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

Two pieces of a Little Rock apartment project combined for deals totaling $5 million.
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