RSS Feed

Posts Tagged ‘county’

  1. Towns See Increase in Tax Revenue

    0

    December 10, 2011 by wcobserver

    Prairie Grove and Greenland Up, West Fork Down By Jeff Winkler WASHINGTON COUNTY — Like their bigger city counterparts, some towns in south Washington County – such as Greenland and Prairie Grove — saw an increase in property and sales tax revenue this year. Prairie Grove had 10 percent increase in sales tax collection compared to 2010, with a total of $682,000. Not even finished with the year, “it looks likely that the total yearly collections will surpass the previous year-high set in 2008,” according to the city’s recent newsletter.

    Read More...

  2. County Considers Emergency Alert System

    0

    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.

    Read More...

  3. Burn Ban Issued

    0

    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.

    Read More...

  4. Paperwork Delays County Water Project

    0

    July 11, 2011 by wcobserver

    Several residents in the south part of the county have never been connected to a rural water system. Most have resorted to wells, springs or hauling water from municipal or other sources, such as Tatum Springs near the community of Whitehouse.

    Read More...

  5. Paperwork Continues For County Water Project

    0

    July 1, 2011 by wcobserver

    By Timothy D. Dennis WASHINGTON COUNTY – Several residents in the south part of the county have never been connected to a rural water system. Most have resorted to wells, springs or hauling water from municipal or other sources, such as Tatum Springs near the community of Whitehouse. In the dry summer months, hauling water becomes a daily routine for many, and places like Tatum Springs dry up early in the day because of so many people needing water. On August 9, Washington County was awarded a grant to construct a rural water system in the southern part of the county. Seventy-nine miles of pipe will bring water all the way to the community of Sunset near the edge of the county. To date, about 300 easements have been collected from landowners in order to allow the county to build the main pipeline through their properties. But before the construction contracts can be awarded, about 20 easements for running pipe across as many properties are still needed. The majority of the outstanding easements are held up by bankruptcy proceedings or by the properties being owned by out-of-state banks, but three to four landowners have refused to sign easements outright, said …

    Read More...

  6. JPs approve grant applications

    0

    June 28, 2011 by wcobserver

    ​The Washington County Quorum Court gave the green light to several grant applications that are being sought throughout the county. The court also gave approval to several agencies to apply for various grants during the court’s monthly meet on Thursday, June 9.

    Read More...

  7. Hill Pleads Not Guilty

    0

    June 25, 2011 by wcobserver

    Martha Hill, 57, of Greenland entered a not-guilty plea in Washington County Court on June 1. Hill was arrested on May 2 on felony charges she embezzled money from her employer, Beaver Lake Concrete in Springdale.

    Read More...