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Scarlet Sims

Washington County Reporter

Recent Stories by Scarlet Sims

Surge in sales tax revenues reflect strong economy

posted: 03/26/2017 midnight Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Washington and Benton counties received a windfall in sales tax revenue in January and February, proving Northwest Arkansas is continuing to grow, economic experts said.

Governor appoints new justice of the peace for Washington County

posted: 03/24/2017 1:03 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed a Fayetteville teacher to fill a vacant seat Thursday on the Washington County Quorum Court.

After chase, arrest, Arkansas man dies

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A man arrested after a foot chase Monday night died Tuesday morning, Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Sgt. Craig Stout said Wednesday.

Man jailed in Feb. 12 shooting

posted: 03/20/2017 2:52 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- A suspect in a Forrest City shooting death has been arrested after Fayetteville police said he punched and threatened to kill a witness for cooperating with investigators, according to a preliminary police report.

Three Northwest Arkansas chiefs to quit drug task force

posted: 03/19/2017 2:58 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Three police chiefs said they plan to drop out of the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force and use the $1,500 membership fee for their own departments.

Legislation meant to exempt former Washington County justice of the peace pulled

posted: 03/17/2017 1:05 a.m. Discuss

A proposed ordinance meant to make sure former Justice of the Peace Sharon Lloyd is legally employed with the county was pulled from consideration without being voted on during the Quorum Court meeting Thursday.

Forrest City homicide suspect threatens witness in Fayetteville, police say

posted: 03/17/2017 1:04 a.m. Discuss

A suspect in a Forrest City shooting death was arrested here late Wednesday after police said he punched and threatened to kill a witness for cooperating with investigators, according to a preliminary police report.

Forrest City homicide suspect threatens witness in Fayetteville, police say

posted: 03/16/2017 2:15 p.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- A suspect in a Forrest City shooting death was arrested here late Wednesday after police said he punched and threatened to kill a witness for cooperating with investigators, according to a preliminary police report.

Ex-girlfriend started Winslow fire, investigators say

posted: 03/15/2017 1:05 a.m. Discuss

A Winslow woman was arrested Monday after investigators said she went to her ex-boyfriend's home and started a fire, according to a probable cause report from the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

County veterans director gets pay raise

posted: 03/13/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- An employee hired by County Judge Joseph Wood in January will get a $2,300 annual pay raise without input from the Quorum Court, according to county records and county officials.

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