Local NewsWashington County secures Project X

Washington County has pulled off what Mayor Dan Eldridge hopes will be the first of many more opportunities to grow the tax base and provide additional jobs.

During a 20-minute meeting of the Industrial Development Board on March 24, members unanimously approved multiple documents that secure the agreement with JCM International Inc., an affiliate of Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specs.

“This is the direction Washington County needs to be heading,” said Chuck Mason, who made the motion to support the deal. “It’s good to save the business and add jobs.” More...

Suspect receives additional charges in second arrest

A partnership with drug officials in a neighboring county led to an arrest March 20 at David Crockett High School.

Travis Metcalf, 19, was spotted by Washington County Interdiction Investigator Gary Daugherty in the passenger seat of a vehicle driven by a person who was on campus to pick up a student.

Upon recognizing Metcalf as an individual who was under a warrant in Greene County for failure to appear in court, Daugherty contacted the Washington County Sheriff’s Office who confirmed the warrant was still active. More...

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