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Washington County Newswire

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  1. Rising expenses force Washington County to consider largest tax increase in yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 13 | Star Tribune

    The largest property tax levy increase in years was proposed last week for Washington County to cover the costs of increasing state mandates and new demands for services driven by population growth. Whether the 6.9 percent increase stands will depend on the five County Board members, some of whom voiced discomfort after a 2018 budget presentation by Deputy Administrator Kevin Corbid.

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  2. Murder case postponed, but some jurors arrive anywayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 7 | O-R Online

    A dozen potential jurors journeyed to Washington County Courthouse in a rainstorm Monday morning only to find a homicide case was not on the court calendar.

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  3. Marissa Bickford-Rice sentenced Friday in Washington CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 4 | WTEN-TV Albany

    The 22 year old pleaded guilty to violently throwing four year old Kaiden to the ground causing her to hit her head. Police say they showed up to the Fort Edward home last September to find the little girl unresponsive.

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  4. Auditors office open late for tax voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 27 | The Washington Evening Journal

    The Washington County Auditor's Office will be open unti 5 p.m. Friday to give City of Washington voters an additional half hour to cast an absentee vote in the city's hotel motel tax referendum. Additionally, absentee voting can be done in the auditor's office until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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  5. Pea Ridge Woman Accused Of Killing PuppyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 25 | 5NEWSonline.com

    ... tally stepped" on the puppy during the fight, according to the report. Ingle was being held Tuesday at the Washington County Detention Center with no bond set. She has a hearing set for Wednesday (July 26) in Washington County Circuit Court.

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  6. 2 East Tennessee nurses charged with fraudulently obtaining drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 25 | WKRN

    ... reports 31-year-old Sarah Elizabeth Thacker and 42-year-old Kimberly C. Click turned themselves in at the Washington County Detention Center over the weekend after learning that a grand jury had indicted them on 12 and 33 counts, respectively, ...

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  7. Prairie Grove Man Accused Of Raping ChildRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 24 | 5NEWSonline.com

    ... d two videos involving minors, according to court documents. Martin was being held Monday (July 24) at the Washington County Detention Center on a $7,500 bond. He has a hearing set for Aug. 25 in Washington County Circuit Court.

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  8. Tennessee editorial roundupRead the original story

    Jul 12, 2017 | Washington Times

    ... local revenues. A recent report by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations finds Washington County needs public infrastructure improvements totaling more $836.7 million. Press staff writer Brandon Paykamian reports the ...

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  9. From rock-ribbed conservative to "traitor" with one voteRead the original story

    Jul 5, 2017 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    ... on numerous committees there. Charlie knows we can run Illinois with NO NEW TAXES. He has served on the Washington County Board for the last 5 years. One major project going on is the building of a new Judicial Building and preserving the historic ...

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  10. Hawkins County students face barriers to postsecondary educationRead the original story

    Jul 5, 2017 | Grainger Today

    ... attainment rates also vary greatly with a low of 21 percent in Johnson County to a high of 44 percent in Washington County. At 26.7 percent, Hawkins County ranks toward the bottom in that category. Ways to change that trend were discussed at a ...

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  11. Former Univision Arkansas Host Charged With Rape Free On BondRead the original story

    Jul 4, 2017 | WICU12 Erie

    A former Univision Arkansas host charged with raping a child is free on bond after being booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Monday night. Victor Hugo Alvarez-Real, 35, posted a $25,000 bond around 2 a.m. Tuesday .

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  12. Former Oregon tight end sentenced to 30 days for escapeRead the original story

    Jun 27, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla has been sentenced to an additional 30 days in jail after escaping from custody last month and nearly dying from a drug overdose. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a Washington County judge told Lyerla on Tuesday to get clean and sober.

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  13. County hires EMC managerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | The Washington Evening Journal

    The Washington County Board of Supervisors convened Wednesday morning and approved a new hire to the emergency management coordinator position. Marissa Reisen, of North Liberty, will begin full time in the position on July 10, said chair of the Board Richard Young.

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  14. MN: Dakota, Washington Counties Approve Transportation TaxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | Mass Transit

    June 21--Both the Dakota and Washington County Boards on Tuesday voted to establish their own quarter-cent sales tax to pay for transportation projects. The new tax will replace one now levied by the Counties Transit Improvement Board , which will vote Wednesday to dissolve itself.

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  15. Dakota, Washington counties approve transportation taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Both the Dakota and Washington County boards on Tuesday voted to establish their own quarter-cent sales tax to pay for transportation projects. The new tax will replace one now levied by the Counties Transit Improvement Board , which will vote Wednesday to dissolve itself.

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  16. Walking tours offered in MariettaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2017 | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... aspects of Marietta's past are available through the Hidden Marietta Tour Company. File Photo The Washington County Library sits atop the Capitoleum Mound in Marietta, which is featured on the Ancient Earthworks tour offered by Hidden Marietta Tour ...

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  17. New Homeless Coalition Director has 'Knack' for Bridge BuildingRead the original story

    Jun 19, 2017 | Planning

    June 19 -- SOUTHERN INDIANA -- If there's one thing Keeley Stingel brings to the Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana , it's relationship building. "I've been very intentional with my career to make sure I'm making a difference in what I do," Stingel, a Washington County resident, said.

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  18. Woman claims $822,000 estate rightfully hersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2017 | NWAonline

    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. But a woman who says she is Smith's first cousin filed a lawsuit May 16 in Washington County Circuit Court to claim the money.

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  19. North/East news briefs: Anoka adopts new rules for sidewalk diningRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2017 | Star Tribune

    ... 36 in Oakdale will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Oakdale Discovery Center, 4444 Hadley Av. N. Washington County engineers say the project is intended to improve safety and mobility at the intersection, one of the busiest in the county, ...

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  20. 9 southern Indiana counties eligible for disaster loansRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2017 | Daily Herald

    Holcomb said Tuesday that Washington County qualified for the loans. As a result, residents, businesses and private nonprofits in the contiguous counties of Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange and Scott also are eligible.

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