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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...

Central EMS committee picks architects, mulls finance options

Subscriber onlyCentral Emergency Medical Service officials chose Wittenberg, Delony & Davidson Architects to do a rendering, cost estimate and engineering plan for an ambulance service headquarters. Continue reading...

Bank robbery suspect tied to Fayetteville home invasion

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A man charged earlier this year with robbing a bank was shot by a man he kidnapped and was trying to rob Friday, according to a police report. Continue reading...

County backs off rock quarry

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County will not take action against a rock mining company that is blasting outside its permitted area, according to County Attorney Brian Lester. Continue reading...

Washington County assessor raises alert on 'dark store theory'

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The Washington County assessor is concerned big-box store operators want to change the way property is assessed in Arkansas so they pay less property taxes. Continue reading...

Washington County officials fret over long-term personnel costs, requests

Subscriber only Five proposed new or upgraded county positions will cost more in the long run, justices of the peace said Monday during the Washington County Personnel Committee. Continue reading...

Ambulance service bids on Fayetteville property

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Central EMS a sealed bid to buy property Fayetteville owns on Crossover Road, Chief Becky Stewart said Friday. Continue reading...

Permit approved for pot cultivation facility in Washington County

Subscriber onlyPlanning board members approved Washington County's first permit for a marijuana cultivation facility near Lincoln and Cane Hill during a meeting Thursday. Continue reading...

Residents give input for library expansion

Subscriber onlyOne woman wanted a dance floor inside the library, a man wanted outdoor gardens to use plants native to Arkansas. Residents got their first chance Monday to give input on the function and developing design of the public library's expansion project. Continue reading...

Washington County's justices of the peace approve staff raises, increases at Sheriff's Office, jail

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County's Budget and Finance Committee agreed Thursday to spend millions to boost county employee pay, cover jail expenses and increase manpower for the Sheriff's Office. Continue reading...

Water authority agrees to release information to Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyThe city soon will have access to Washington Water Authority customer information to bill 18 customers who use authority water and city sewer. Continue reading...

Washington County Quorum Court caps departments moving large sums

Subscriber onlyWashington County elected officials should be limited in how much money they can move from a single line item to another in their budgets, justices of the peace decided Tuesday. Continue reading...

Sheriff says office needs more deputies

Subscriber onlyThe Washington County Sheriff’s Office needs $1.4 million for more staff, vehicles and equipment next year to keep deputies safe and maintain quality service, Sheriff Tim Helder said. Continue reading...

Washington County Quorum Court approves raising planning fees

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County planning fees will increase by early November, justices of the peace decided Thursday. Continue reading...

Central EMS plans architect selection for new headquarters in Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyCentral EMS officials will ask three architectural firms to give presentations, then pick one to design and build a new headquarters, Chief Becky Stewart said Wednesday. Continue reading...