Washington County Reporter
Emergency workers feeling strain of upsurge in calls
First-responders are worried an increasing number of psychiatric calls in Northwest Arkansas will tax emergency resources.
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.
FAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County children can learn how to raise rabbits and poultry through a new 4-H club.
A jury recently awarded a former employee of a dental company nearly $700,000, according to Washington County Circuit Court records.
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.
Higher wages key in recruiting, retention, officials contend
FAYETTEVILLE -- Central EMS officials want a 2018 budget that recruits and retains emergency workers for the Northwest Arkansas agency.
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.
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.
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 will ask justices of the peace to refuse a woman's request to build a dog kennel just outside the city.