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Benton County planners OK marijuana facility

Subscriber only Benton County planners on Wednesday approved a proposal for a medical marijuana cultivation facility near Gentry. Continue reading...

War Eagle Bridge opens ahead of schedule near Rogers

Subscriber onlyThe War Eagle Bridge looks as good now as it has at any time in the past 91 years, longtime area resident Billy Sharp said. Continue reading...

Benton County may save old Post Office

Subscriber only Benton County may build a courts facility without tearing down the old Post Office building on the downtown square. Continue reading...

War Eagle Bridge work nearly finished

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Restoration work on the historic War Eagle Bridge will likely finish ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline, Benton County officials said. Continue reading...

Benton County moves ahead with court project

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- The hiring of a construction manager and bond consultant for the courts building project is close, Benton County officials said. Continue reading...

Benton County planning for marijuana operations

Subscriber onlyBenton County's authority over marijuana cultivation facilities and dispensaries is limited to applying the county's land use regulations, officials said. Continue reading...

Benton County officials back new voting machines

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace agreed Thursday to buy electronic voting equipment instead of going to paper ballots. Continue reading...

Benton County planners table marijuana facility

Subscriber onlySaying they have unanswered questions, Benton County planners on Wednesday tabled action on a proposed medical marijuana cultivation facility until Sept. 20. Continue reading...

Benton County officials eye election costs

Subscriber onlyGoing back to paper ballots will cost Benton County about $400,000 next year if it decides not to buy new electronic voting machines. Continue reading...

VIDEO: Benton County, Bentonville officials look into cannonball caper

Subscriber onlyCounty officials were on their guard Tuesday after the overnight theft of a cannonball from the Confederate monument on the downtown square. Continue reading...

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County Judge Barry Moehring (left) discusses county roads with Gary...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/TOM SISSOM County Judge Barry Moehring (left) discusses county roads with Gary LaRue of Siloam Springs at Mo...

Published: July 25, 2017

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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