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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...

Washington County's rural firefighters stop responding to some psychiatric calls

Subscriber onlyRural volunteer firefighters in Washington County no longer go to some psychiatric emergency calls, said Steve Harrison, Central EMS assistant chief. Continue reading...

Washington County's Veterans Service Office seeks volunteers

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County's Veterans Service Office is looking for a few good volunteers, said Josh Medina, veterans service officer. Continue reading...

Washington County panel approves increasing property tax, $68 million budget

Subscriber onlyJustices of the peace narrowly decided Tuesday to increase the county's property taxes to bring in $1.6 million in revenue next year. Continue reading...

Slow wheel of justice costs county money

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Felony cases are moving too slowly through the Washington County Circuit Court -- a problem that is costing taxpayers millions of dollars, justices of the peace said Monday. Continue reading...

Unspent money expected to shore up Washington County budget

Subscriber onlyWashington County expects to have $12.5 million remaining in the general fund after paying all the bills for this year, Treasurer Bobby Hill said. Continue reading...

Fayetteville wants Central EMS to buy property

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Staff will recommend the City Council accept Central EMS officials' lower bid for city-owned property, officials say. Continue reading...

JP questions handling of suit against county

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — A court battle over how much authority County Judge Joseph Wood of Washington County has over hiring employees is playing out in the Circuit Court with no input from justices of the peace, irking at least one county official. Continue reading...

Washington County justices of the peace mulls lawsuit updates as budget woes loom

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A court battle over how much authority Washington County Judge Joseph Wood has over hiring employees is playing out in the Circuit Court with no input from justices of the peace, said Justice of the Peace Eva Madison, a Democrat representing northeastern Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Washington County Quorum Court mulls final budget increases

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Justices of the peace approved the last budget increase requests -- leaving the $5 million gap between expenditures and revenue -- during the last special Washington County Finance and Budget Committee on Tuesday. Continue reading...

Washington County e-filing put on hold; state struggles with demand

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County is hiring two clerks to handle court documents because the caseload keeps growing and the state won't implement an electronic filing program. Continue reading...

Washington County officials eye change to sick leave policy

Subscriber onlyWashington County officials will seek to change how employees get and use vacation and sick leave, justices of the peace decided during a Quorum Court meeting Thursday. Continue reading...

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