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Tony Hernandez

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Washington County Expects Increase In 2014 Health Care Cost

Subscriber onlyThe taxpayer cost to pay for the health care of Washington County’s employees and their families could increase by 49 percent in 2014, after a tentative approval Monday night. Continue reading...

Washington County Deputies To Earn Overtime Pay

Subscriber onlyWashington County Sheriff’s Office detectives and deputies assigned to special details will get overtime wages from reimbursement payments given to the county from a variety of local, state and federal sources, officials said. Continue reading...

Washington County Committee Approves Shelter Money

Subscriber onlyJustices of the peace tentatively approved extra staff, supplies, more medicine and pet food to support the cats and dogs kept at the Washington County Animal Shelter. Continue reading...

Beebe Appoints Justice Of The Peace From Farmington

Subscriber onlyWashington County Quorum Court members welcomed a new justice of the peace Tuesday to represent Farmington and western Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Washington County Public Defenders Look Beyond Rolodex

Subscriber onlyThe Washington County Public Defender’s Office could get a technological improvement in 2014 by converting the management of attorney case files from a rotary-card system into a digitized service. Continue reading...

Washington County Election Poll Workers Could See Raises

Subscriber onlyHundreds of Washington County poll workers who monitor and process elections could see their pay increase in 2014. Continue reading...

Ozark Regional Transit Requests More Money

Subscriber onlyOfficials at Ozark Regional Transit want Northwest Arkansas’ four biggest cities and counties to give a combined $1.5 million annually for public transportation expansion. Continue reading...

Washington County Jail Booking Fees To Stay The Same

Subscriber onlyThe Washington County sheriff plans to continue charging the Fayetteville Police Department $60 per person booked into the county jail by department staff. Continue reading...

Audit Cost Increases

Messy Bookkeeping Haunts Solid Waste District

Subscriber onlyOfficials with the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District hope to get an accounting makeover after a recent audit revealed weaknesses and significant deficiencies with the district’s bookkeeping. Continue reading...

Solid Waste Districts To Face Off In Court

Subscriber onlyA dispute between two solid waste districts in Northwest Arkansas about fees collected at the landfill near Tontitown is based on an invalid contract, according to court filings. Continue reading...

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Latest photos

Guy Ames, right, explains his techniques for growing pears and apples to a tour group in Fayettevill...

Guy Ames, right, explains his techniques for growing pears and apples to a tour group in Fayetteville.

Published: September 13, 2013

Guy Ames, left, of Ames Orchard and Nursery on Wildlife Road east of Fayetteville, shows off an Asia...

Guy Ames, left, of Ames Orchard and Nursery on Wildlife Road east of Fayetteville, shows off an Asian pear he grew Thursday to a...

Published: September 13, 2013

Fayetteville police work the scene of a hit-and-run accident Monday where a pedestrian was injured.

Fayetteville police work the scene of a hit-and-run accident Monday where a pedestrian was injured.

Published: July 2, 2013

A view of a snowy Fayetteville from the 5th floor of the Washington County Courthouse.

A view of a snowy Fayetteville from the 5th floor of the Washington County Courthouse.

Published: February 20, 2013

A vehicle drives southbound Monday onto the Harvey Dowell Bridge on Washington County Road 195. Coun...

A vehicle drives southbound Monday onto the Harvey Dowell Bridge on Washington County Road 195. County road crews today closed roa...

Published: January 22, 2013

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