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Washington County Fair kicks off Tuesday

Subscriber onlyThe Washington County Fair is starting a week early with more rides and new events, organizers said. Continue reading...

Fayetteville School Board approves, signs contract to make Colbert superintendent

Subscriber onlyJohn L. Colbert signed a contract for employment Monday to formally accept the position of superintendent at the Fayetteville Public School District. Continue reading...

State donates house for fire prevention in Evansville

Subscriber onlyA house donated by the state will be the starting point for fire prevention training and programs that reach residents and fire departments countywide, said Dennis Greenoe, founder of a local safety program. Continue reading...

JPs to consider Open Space funding Thursday

Subscriber onlySeveral justices of the peace say they will not ask voters to pay higher sales tax to preserve green space in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Democratic JP and candidate drop from Quorum Court race

Subscriber onlyJoseph Kieklak, a Democrat running for re-election without opposition to the Washington County Quorum Court, is moving out of his district and has dropped out of the race, party officials said. Continue reading...

Advocates promote higher homestead tax-credit

Subscriber onlyState lawmakers considered Wednesday proposed legislation to lower property tax bills statewide during the House and Senate committees on City, County and Local Affairs at the Association of Arkansas Counties conference. Continue reading...

Washington County committee backs sheriff on sales tax

Subscriber onlyJustices of the peace decided Monday to support Sheriff Tim Helder and begin the process of developing a plan for a special election over a sales tax to expand and operate the county jail. Continue reading...

Washington County tackles renovation, construction projects

Subscriber onlyWashington County Judge Joseph Wood is moving forward with renovation and construction projects. Continue reading...

Washington County planners discontinue temporary use permits

Subscriber onlyWashington County's Planning Department has stopped issuing temporary use permits to landowners. Continue reading...

Unpaid ambulance bills raising Washington County fees 15%

Subscriber onlyAmbulance service fees are increasing across the board in Washington County because fewer people are paying their bills and Medicare and Medicaid payments are slower to arrive. 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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