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New Washington County 4-H club focuses on rabbits, poultry

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County children can learn how to raise rabbits and poultry through a new 4-H club. Continue reading...

Jury awards nearly $700,000 to former Springdale dental company employee

Subscriber only A jury recently awarded a former employee of a dental company nearly $700,000, according to Washington County Circuit Court records. Continue reading...

County's lawyer says sorry for citing race, politics in bid to toss suit

Subscriber only An attorney representing Washington County apologized for citing race and politics as possible reasons for a former employee suing the county judge, according to circuit court documents. Continue reading...

EMS agency urged to raise pay

Higher wages key in recruiting, retention, officials contend

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Central EMS officials want a 2018 budget that recruits and retains emergency workers for the Northwest Arkansas agency. Continue reading...

Central EMS committee mulls budget increase, staff pay and workload

Subscriber onlyCentral EMS officials want a 2018 budget that recruits and retains emergency workers. The key is to pay employees a competitive rate and reduce their heavy workload, said Steve Harrison, assistant chief. Continue reading...

Attorney points to race, politics behind Washington County lawsuit

Subscriber onlyAn attorney representing Washington County apologized for citing race and politics as possible reasons for a former employee suing the county judge, according to Circuit Court documents. Continue reading...

Washington County passes $68 million budget, keeps shortfall

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The Washington County Quorum Court passed Monday a $68 million budget for next year that kept a $5 million shortfall between expected revenue and spending. Continue reading...

Neighbors cite concerns, appeal proposed dog kennel near city in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyNeighbors will ask justices of the peace to refuse a woman's request to build a dog kennel just outside the city. Continue reading...

Washington County budget fails at Quorum Court, $5 million gap remains

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The Washington County Quorum Court failed Thursday to pass a budget, decided against raising property taxes and failed to make significant cuts to stop a $5 million gap between spending and revenue. Continue reading...

Man arrested after kicking dog, police say

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- An Oklahoma man has been arrested after police said he kicked and seriously injured a dog earlier this year, according to a preliminary police report. Continue reading...

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Washington County justices of the peace consider the 2018 budget during a special-called meeting Mon...

Washington County justices of the peace consider the 2018 budget during a special-called meeting Monday at the courthouse.

Published: November 21, 2017

Washington County residents wait for the Quorum Court to decide whether to raise the property tax ra...

Washington County residents wait for the Quorum Court to decide whether to raise the property tax rate and pass the 2018 budget du...

Published: November 17, 2017

Carl Gales, chief of staff for Washington County Judge Joseph Wood, listens to county finance inform...

Carl Gales, chief of staff for Washington County Judge Joseph Wood, listens to county finance information Tuesday, June 6, 2017 du...

Published: June 7, 2017

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