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Benton County event spotlights black history, stories, obstacles to equality

Subscriber onlyMost of the more than 200 black people slain by a white mob in Phillips County in 1919 remain unnamed. There are no graves, said historian David Solomon. Continue reading...

Police arrest Fayetteville student after shooting threat

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Two students in Northwest Arkansas have been arrested in connection with threatening online to shoot classmates. Continue reading...

Police arrest Fayetteville student after shooting threat

Subscriber onlyA Fayetteville High School student was arrested Thursday after police said he theatened in a social media post to "shoot up the high school," police spokesman Anthony Murphy said this morning. Continue reading...

Washington County attorney pay increase fails vote for second reading

Subscriber only Justices of the peace failed to gain enough traction to pass a $8,606 salary increase for Washington County Attorney Brian Lester to get a second reading during Thursday's meeting. Continue reading...

Former Washington County tech director faces theft charge

Subscriber onlyThe technology director of Washington County, who resigned in January, is accused of stealing county property, according to an arrest report. Continue reading...

Fayetteville Democrat running for Washington County clerk

Subscriber only A Democrat plans to challenge Republican incumbent Becky Lewallen for the Washington County clerk position. Continue reading...

JPs eye mistake in county attorney salary

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Justices of the peace want independent legal advice before agreeing to give County Attorney Brian Lester back pay, they said during the finance meeting Monday. Continue reading...

JPs grapple with high cost of rising jail population

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Cities must pay more to house inmates at the Washington County jail or the county must come up with ways to cover increasing costs, justices of the peace say. Continue reading...

Justices of the peace fret over jail costs

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Cities must pay more to house inmates at the Washington County Detention Center or the county must come up with ways to cover increasing costs, justices of the peace say. Continue reading...

Washington County assessor anounces for re-election

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County Assessor Russell Hill will seek a third term, he said. 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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