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Springdale woman leads police on high-speed chase

SPRINGDALE -- A woman with a 15-year-old passenger led police on a high-speed car chase through downtown late Saturday night, police said.

Possible heir contests county’s claim to $822,000

FAYETTEVILLE — Carl John Smith’s $822,000 estate was put into an account destined for county coffers after he died July 20, 2010, and investigators couldn’t find any living relative.

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Moores picked as Washington County Farm Family of the Year

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

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

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At-risk kids to plant seeds in garden spot

Kids can take food home, director says

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

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

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.

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Washington County officials ponder budget woes, cuts, property tax

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.

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Washington County Sheriff says more lockup space needed

Springdale considers closing city-run jail

FAYETTEVILLE -- The Washington County Detention Center needs a multimillion dollar expansion in the next few years, especially as Springdale city officials consider -- once again -- closing the city-run jail.

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Dilapidated apartment complex grabs Fayetteville's attention

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

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Carl Gales, chief of staff for Washington County Judge Joseph Wood, listens to county finance inform...

Carl Gales, chief of staff for Washington County Judge Joseph Wood, listens to county finance information Tuesday, June 6, 2017 du...

Published: June 7, 2017

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