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Washington County Reporter

Recent Stories by Scarlet Sims

Bank robbery suspect tied to Fayetteville home invasion

posted: 10/17/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- 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.

County pulls request for mine to scale back

posted: 10/16/2017 2:49 a.m. Discuss

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

Washington County assessor raises alert on 'dark store theory'

posted: 10/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- 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.

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

posted: 10/12/2017 1:05 a.m. Discuss

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.

Ambulance service bids on Fayetteville property

posted: 10/07/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

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

Permit approved for pot cultivation facility in Washington County

posted: 10/06/2017 1:09 a.m. Comment 1

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

Residents give input for library expansion

posted: 10/03/2017 1:06 a.m. Discuss

One 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.

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

posted: 09/29/2017 1:06 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- 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.

Water authority agrees to release information to Fayetteville

posted: 09/28/2017 1:02 a.m. Discuss

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

Washington County Quorum Court caps departments moving large sums

posted: 09/27/2017 1:09 a.m. Discuss

Washington 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.

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