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  1. PREPARED TO PLOW: County Road team prepared for winter conditions

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    November 24, 2011 by wcobserver

    WASHINGTON COUNTY – Folklore has numerous ways of predicting the harshness of the oncoming winter; the shovel-shaped seed of a persimmon, for instance, or the thick growth of hair on a cow’s nap. These days, however, there’s a surer sign of the approaching winter conditions – piles of limestone chips along the road. But they don’t spring up magically. It’s the work of the Washington County Road Department, which has been begun preparing for the area’s infamous and icy conditions in the past few weeks. So what’s the overall strategy for winter road crew? It’s fairly simple, actually.

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  2. Brentwood Park: A Community Success Story

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    October 8, 2011 by wcobserver

    In 1966 the Arkansas State Highway Commission purchased a little over five acres of land along Highway 71 in Brentwood to build a rest stop and small park along what was then the main route between Fayetteville and Fort Smith.

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  3. Quorum Court Tackles Heavy Agenda

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    August 28, 2011 by wcobserver

    It was a busy night Aug. 11 for the Washington County Quorum Court as the members discussed asking the federal government to repeal a transportation ruling, made new rules for scrap metal companies, apportioned money for several major projects, welcomed a new member and said goodbye to a second, and created a new committee.

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  4. Districts Focused on Continued Academic Improvement

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    August 26, 2011 by wcobserver

    While the school year just began for Greenland and West Fork students, district officials have already started focusing on improving their schools’ test scores.

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  5. Sales Tax Sought to Fund Regional Transit

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    August 5, 2011 by wcobserver

    Plans are moving forward for a quarter-cent sales tax increase to appear on May’s primary election—but only in Washington County.

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  6. County Considers Emergency Alert System

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    August 2, 2011 by wcobserver

    Work is still going on behind the scenes for Washington County to have an emergency notification system, members of the Washington County Quorum Court learned during their July 14 meeting.

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  7. Burn Ban Issued

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    July 22, 2011 by wcobserver

    Washington County joined 30 other counties in Arkansas in issuing a burn ban last week. High temperatures and little rain continue to be forecast as far as the eye can see.

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