Tom Sissom

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Bomb scare closes Central Avenue

Officers found drug paraphernalia in backpack stashed under van

Subscriber only A man headed to court stashed his backpack containing drug paraphernalia underneath a van in a nearby parking lot Thursday, setting off a bomb scare that closed downtown’s East Central Avenue for an hour, police said. Continue reading...

Benton County awaits disaster aid

Subscriber onlyState and federal disaster aid will help keep the 2016 Benton County road plan on schedule, officials said. Continue reading...

Benton County OKs War Eagle Bridge work

Subscriber only Benton County's justices of the peace voted unanimously Tuesday to expedite work on War Eagle Bridge and proceed with a needs analysis of the county's justice system. Continue reading...

Benton County Voters to decide three Quorum Court races

Benton County voters will decide three races for Quorum Court seats in the March 1 Republican Party primary. Continue reading...

Benton County officials OK court needs study

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials agreed Thursday to spend $80,000 to study the proposed new justice center. Continue reading...

Benton County planners hear protests

Subscriber onlyPlanners heard a room full of protesters Wednesday when the board took up a proposed boat and RV storage business just east of Rogers. Continue reading...

Election officials prepare for primary

Subscriber onlyLocal election officials are testing voting machines and preparing themselves for the March 1 primary election. Continue reading...

Benton County officials hear criticism, support for sheriff

Subscriber onlyThe campaign for Benton County sheriff dominated Thursday's Quorum Court meeting, with supporters of Sheriff Kelley Cradduck defending him against critics. Continue reading...

Counties' sales taxes show different trends

Subscriber onlySales tax receipts took slightly different trajectories this month for Benton and Washington counties, but Benton County officials said a slight dip in revenue isn't cause for concern. Continue reading...

Benton County officials set legislative agenda

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- The justices of the peace serving as Benton County's Legislative Committee said Monday they want at least 48 hours notice before considering any ordinances or resolutions. 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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