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Scarlet Sims

Washington County Reporter

Recent Stories by Scarlet Sims

Committee approves new duties, pay for some county positions

posted: 12/12/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Justices of the peace approved new job descriptions and duties for existing positions and agreed to pay changes Monday during the Washington County Personnel Committee meeting.

New Washington County 4-H club focuses on rabbits, poultry

posted: 12/04/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County children can learn how to raise rabbits and poultry through a new 4-H club.

Jury awards nearly $700,000 to former Springdale dental company employee

posted: 12/02/2017 1:01 a.m. Discuss

A jury recently awarded a former employee of a dental company nearly $700,000, according to Washington County Circuit Court records.

County's lawyer says sorry for citing race, politics in bid to toss suit

posted: 11/26/2017 2:45 a.m. Discuss

An attorney representing Washington County apologized for citing race and politics as possible reasons for a former employee suing the county judge, according to circuit court documents.

EMS agency urged to raise pay

posted: 11/25/2017 2:21 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Central EMS officials want a 2018 budget that recruits and retains emergency workers for the Northwest Arkansas agency.

Central EMS committee mulls budget increase, staff pay and workload

posted: 11/24/2017 1:08 a.m. Discuss

Central EMS officials want a 2018 budget that recruits and retains emergency workers. The key is to pay employees a competitive rate and reduce their heavy workload, said Steve Harrison, assistant chief.

Attorney points to race, politics behind Washington County lawsuit

posted: 11/23/2017 1:04 a.m. Discuss

An attorney representing Washington County apologized for citing race and politics as possible reasons for a former employee suing the county judge, according to Circuit Court documents.

Washington County passes $68 million budget, keeps shortfall

posted: 11/21/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- 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.

Neighbors cite concerns, appeal proposed dog kennel near city in Arkansas

posted: 11/18/2017 4:29 a.m. Comments 2

Neighbors will ask justices of the peace to refuse a woman's request to build a dog kennel just outside the city.

Washington County budget fails at Quorum Court, $5 million gap remains

posted: 11/17/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- 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.

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