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Washington County Planning Board nixes commercial building

Subscriber onlyA proposed commercial building on 19 acres near Fayetteville isn't compatible with surrounding homes or other businesses, the Washington County planning board decided Thursday. Continue reading...

Washington County Collector announces second bid

Subscriber onlyWashington County Collector Angela Wood hopes voters will decide to keep her in office. Continue reading...

Former Washington County Republican party chairman announces justice of the peace bid

Subscriber only Lance C. Johnson, former chairman of the Washington County Republican Committee, will run for justice of the peace in District 1. Continue reading...

Hundreds gather in Fayetteville to support gun control

Subscriber only At least 200 people crowded into the St. Paul's Episcopal Church auditorium Tuesday to support regulating guns. Continue reading...

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...

One dies in Lincoln house fire

Subscriber onlyLINCOLN -- One person is dead after a fire burned a home Sunday night at 111 N. Starr Ave., said Jay Norton, Fire Department administrator. 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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