Washington County's justices of the peace approve staff raises, increases at Sheriff's Office, jail

Posted: September 29, 2017 at 1:06 a.m.

Sheriff Tim Helder (center) speaks with Justice of the Peace Ann Harbison (right).
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Sheriff Tim Helder (center) speaks with Justice of the Peace Ann Harbison (right).

FAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County's Budget and Finance Committee agreed Thursday to spend millions to boost county employee pay, cover jail expenses and increase manpower for the Sheriff's Office.

At a glance

The Washington County Budget and Finance Committee approved pay raises for employees and a multi-million request from the sheriff during a special meeting Thursday. The raises and budgets won’t be final, and could change. The Quorum Court approves the 2018 budget in November or December.

Source: Staff report

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