Tom Sissom

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Benton County officials ponder budget priorities

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace will have to reconcile a number of competing interests in next year's budget from employee raises to new personnel and equipment to a new courts building. Continue reading...

Benton County say travel fund misused

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials said Thursday they are being as open as possible about irregularities in the accounting office without interfering with a federal investigation into those problems. Continue reading...

Benton County planners OK church plan near Siloam Springs

Subscriber onlyBenton County planners approved the site plan for a 7,800 square-foot building for the Iglesia Church on 20491 Bruce Rutherford Road near Siloam Springs. Continue reading...

Benton County officials say future of Bentonville's old post office in doubt

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- The future of the old post office on the northeast corner of the downtown square remains in question as Benton County officials refine the concepts for a new courts building. Continue reading...

Benton County officials spar over courts building

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials remain divided on where to put a courts building and how any new building should be designed. Continue reading...

Benton County reviews golf course development

Subscriber only Benton County officials Wednesday discussed plans to open the golf course at the Dawn Hill Country Club near Siloam Springs. Continue reading...

Benton County panel OKs appeals board

Subscriber onlyBenton County is forming a board of appeals to hear cases where residents challenge decisions of the Planning Board. Continue reading...

Benton County to close, replace Wildcat Creek Bridge

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- The crumbling condition of the 61-year-old Wildcat Creek Bridge on old Arkansas 68 left no choice but to close it until they can replace it, Benton County officials said. Continue reading...

Benton County employee fired after records sought by federal agencies

Subscriber only A longtime Benton County employee has been fired after officials learned of a federal probe into money missing from the Accounting Office. Continue reading...

Benton County eyes solid waste program expansion

Subscriber onlyBenton County's convenience center program for solid waste disposal may increase in 2017 with the county eyeing an additional facility in Bella Vista. 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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