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Scarlet Sims

Washington County Reporter

Recent Stories by Scarlet Sims

Moores picked as Washington County Farm Family of the Year

posted: 06/14/2017 1:10 a.m. Discuss

Kipton Moore, 6, sat on the back of the family's farm all-terrain vehicle and pointed out newly planted rows of corn. He helped his father replant the crop after it was damaged by severe flooding in April.

Washington County personnel policies barely tweaked

posted: 06/13/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- A new version of the Washington County Employee Handbook reorganizes county policies, but the draft changes little content, justices of the peace said.

At-risk kids to plant seeds in garden spot

posted: 06/12/2017 2:54 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Several boys spent a recent sunny afternoon shoveling topsoil into wheelbarrows and moving it to freshly tilled dirt near what will become their garden and greenhouse.

Farmington, Greenland special elections under way

posted: 06/11/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Voters in Greenland and Farmington will decide Tuesday whether to approve 1 percent sales and use taxes.

Washington County panel ponders budget woes, cuts, property tax

posted: 06/08/2017 1:01 a.m. Discuss

Washington County’s Finance and Budget Committee failed Tuesday to decide — even informally — on steps to tackle the $5 million budget gap between spending and revenue or address pending financial struggles.

Washington County officials ponder budget woes, cuts, property tax

posted: 06/07/2017 1:10 a.m. Discuss

Washington County's Finance and Budget Committee failed Tuesday to decide -- even informally -- on steps to tackle the $5 million budget gap between spending and revenue or address pending financial struggles.

Dilapidated apartment complex grabs Fayetteville's attention

posted: 06/02/2017 1:08 a.m. Discuss

Some residents say they are too poor to leave a dilapidated, crime-ridden apartment complex.

Stream bank erosion worsens in Northwest Arkansas

posted: 05/28/2017 1:04 a.m. Discuss

The water cut deeply into the side of the stream bank that runs beside Elfie Davis' home. Flooding created a cliff of bare dirt and exposed tree roots several feet high instead of a normal bank.

Springdale officers not properly trained; captain suspended

posted: 05/23/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- A longtime police captain was suspended without pay for a week after an investigation showed three part-time security officers weren't fully trained before starting duties, according to a Police Department investigation.

Stalled subdivisions come back from recession woes

posted: 05/22/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Small trees and weeds grow out of the gravel roads once carved into 65 acres just off U.S. 412 near Beaver Lake. The road was supposed to be paved with curbs in front of green lawns and nice homes. But that never happened.

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