Tom Sissom

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Benton County FOI forms draw scrutiny

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials say forms they've adopted to handle Freedom of Information Act requests are record-keeping tools and not required of people who seek information. Continue reading...

Inmates scrubbing buses in Bentonville

Work details tackle 150-vehicle fleet

Subscriber only Yellow-and-black buses are a familiar sight around schools, but drivers on Southwest 14th Street are seeing them in an unusual location this summer -- at the Benton County sheriff's office. Continue reading...

Benton County opposes overtime pay rule

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials are adamantly opposed to new federal rules requiring the county to pay some employees overtime. Continue reading...

Benton County officials endorse personnel requests

Subscriber only Benton County's justices of the peace on Tuesday forwarded 15 requests for new employees to the Finance Committee for consideration. Continue reading...

Benton County officials eye pay scale

Clerk: Employees in lower-paying jobs have been left behind

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials said Monday the county may be due for a review of its pay scale, from employees to elected officials. Continue reading...

Benton County eyes new personnel

Sheriff’s Office, other departments make midyear personnel requests

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County elected officials want to add more than a dozen new employees at midyear, but some justices of the peace would rather they wait until work begins on next year's budget. Continue reading...

Benton County planners review plans for church and riding arena

Subscriber onlyBenton County planners on Wednesday reviewed plans for a combined church and riding arena on Old Highway 68 near Siloam Springs. Continue reading...

Benton County tries to block federal salary rules

Subscriber onlyBenton County's justices of the peace were unanimous Tuesday in opposing federal labor guidelines for salaried workers. Continue reading...

Benton County officials back higher jail fees

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County justices of the peace are looking to increase the fee charged cities to hold prisoners in the jail and plan to ask for more money from the state as well. Continue reading...

Benton County officials eyeing courts needs

Questions over number of judges, building usage persist

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials continue to have questions about a proposed new courts facility. Continue reading...

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Donna Miles, from left, manager of the Bella Vista Animal Shelter, Matt Colston, assistant manager o...

Donna Miles, from left, manager of the Bella Vista Animal Shelter, Matt Colston, assistant manager of the Rogers Animal Shelter, a...

Published: August 18, 2012

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