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Ex-tech director: Innocent of theft

Subscriber onlyWashington County's former information-technology director pleaded innocent Wednesday to theft of county property. Continue reading...

Lincoln apartment unsafe, judge declares

A Washington County Circuit Court judge told the owner of a Lincoln apartment complex to repair or tear down the property in the next 30 days. Continue reading...

Washington County Quorum Court again considers event venue

Subscriber onlyWashington County justices of the peace will decide today whether to approve a permit for a wedding venue near Greenland -- or appeal a circuit court judge's mandate they do so. Continue reading...

Lincoln City Council to mull sale tax increase

Subscriber onlyLINCOLN -- The City Council will decide in July whether to ask voters to approve a sales tax increase to clean up the city and hire another police officer. Continue reading...

Firm seeks to expand landfill

Officials citing region’s growth

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — Waste Management plans to expand the landfill in Tontitown by 72 acres in the next five years. Continue reading...

Former Washington County comptroller files grievance

The Washington County comptroller who was fired last week has filed paperwork to get back her job. Continue reading...

Former Washington County Information Technology director charged, gets court date

Washington County's former information technology director pleaded not guilty to theft of county property Wednesday. Continue reading...

Committee gives nod to new, changed positions; OKs outfitting vehicles

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Justices of the peace decided Monday to create a deputy coroner position, add duties to a position at the animal shelter and to use insurance money to outfit Sheriff's Office vehicles. Continue reading...

County road worker in Arkansas resigns after sexual harassment allegation

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- One Washington County Road Department employee has resigned in the wake of a sexual harassment allegation the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating. Continue reading...

Arkansas couple who illegally sold red dirt fined, shut down

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A couple who operated a red dirt mine without a permit off and on for 20 years near Prairie Grove agreed to stop operations and pay a $750 fine. 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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