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Springdale woman leads police on high-speed chase

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A woman with a 15-year-old passenger led police on a high-speed car chase through downtown late Saturday night, police said. Continue reading...

Possible heir contests county’s claim to $822,000

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — Carl John Smith’s $822,000 estate was put into an account destined for county coffers after he died July 20, 2010, and investigators couldn’t find any living relative. Continue reading...

Moores picked as Washington County Farm Family of the Year

Subscriber onlyKipton Moore, 6, sat on the back of the family's farm all-terrain vehicle and pointed out newly planted rows of corn. He helped his father replant the crop after it was damaged by severe flooding in April. Continue reading...

Washington County personnel policies barely tweaked

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A new version of the Washington County Employee Handbook reorganizes county policies, but the draft changes little content, justices of the peace said. Continue reading...

At-risk kids to plant seeds in garden spot

Kids can take food home, director says

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Several boys spent a recent sunny afternoon shoveling topsoil into wheelbarrows and moving it to freshly tilled dirt near what will become their garden and greenhouse. Continue reading...

Farmington, Greenland special elections under way

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Voters in Greenland and Farmington will decide Tuesday whether to approve 1 percent sales and use taxes. Continue reading...

Washington County panel ponders budget woes, cuts, property tax

Subscriber onlyWashington County’s Finance and Budget Committee failed Tuesday to decide — even informally — on steps to tackle the $5 million budget gap between spending and revenue or address pending financial struggles. Continue reading...

Washington County officials ponder budget woes, cuts, property tax

Subscriber onlyWashington County's Finance and Budget Committee failed Tuesday to decide -- even informally -- on steps to tackle the $5 million budget gap between spending and revenue or address pending financial struggles. Continue reading...

Washington County Sheriff says more lockup space needed

Springdale considers closing city-run jail

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The Washington County Detention Center needs a multimillion dollar expansion in the next few years, especially as Springdale city officials consider -- once again -- closing the city-run jail. Continue reading...

Dilapidated apartment complex grabs Fayetteville's attention

Subscriber onlySome residents say they are too poor to leave a dilapidated, crime-ridden apartment complex. Continue reading...

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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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