Washington County Reporter
The Washington County Fair is starting a week early with more rides and new events, organizers said.
John L. Colbert signed a contract for employment Monday to formally accept the position of superintendent at the Fayetteville Public School District.
A house donated by the state will be the starting point for fire prevention training and programs that reach residents and fire departments countywide, said Dennis Greenoe, founder of a local safety program.
Several justices of the peace say they will not ask voters to pay higher sales tax to preserve green space in Northwest Arkansas.
Joseph Kieklak, a Democrat running for re-election without opposition to the Washington County Quorum Court, is moving out of his district and has dropped out of the race, party officials said.
State lawmakers considered Wednesday proposed legislation to lower property tax bills statewide during the House and Senate committees on City, County and Local Affairs at the Association of Arkansas Counties conference.
Justices of the peace decided Monday to support Sheriff Tim Helder and begin the process of developing a plan for a special election over a sales tax to expand and operate the county jail.
Washington County Judge Joseph Wood is moving forward with renovation and construction projects.
Washington County's Planning Department has stopped issuing temporary use permits to landowners.
Ambulance service fees are increasing across the board in Washington County because fewer people are paying their bills and Medicare and Medicaid payments are slower to arrive.