Tom Sissom

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Northwest Arkansas races set for city offices

Subscriber onlyIf participation is a measure of interest in local government then cities and towns in Benton and Washington County run the gamut from passionate interest to apathy. Continue reading...

Benton County sees election worker shortage

Subscriber onlyA shortage of poll workers could lead to a reduction in voter centers for the Nov. 8 election, with longer waiting times likely to follow, Benton County election officials said. Continue reading...

Benton County planners eye business plans

Subscriber onlyBenton County planners discussed a pair of businesses Wednesday that began without official sanction and are seeking approval to expand. Continue reading...

Benton County sets courts meetings

JPs express mixed views on schedule

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County justices of the peace had mixed views Monday on the schedule for three public meetings to air details of a proposed courts building. Continue reading...

Benton County revising property values

Subscriber onlyA reappraisal of property in Benton County seems to be going smoothly, county officials said. Continue reading...

Benton County officials back courts study

Subscriber onlyBenton County's justices of the peace agreed Tuesday to continue the courts building study, with a series of committee meetings to provide input into the process. Continue reading...

Grant aids septic-system fixes

Funds to benefit low-income residents in Benton County

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A recently awarded grant will help Benton County deal with failing septic systems, but officials say problems will continue. Continue reading...

JPs feel left out of courts project

More seats on panel sought

Subscriber onlyFrustrated with what they see as a lack of progress and being left out in developing plans for a county courts building, some Benton County justices of the peace said they are ready to shut down the project. Continue reading...

Walton family backs parking garage for downtown courts

Subscriber onlyThe Walton family and downtown Bentonville business interests have offered to build a three- or four-story parking deck as part of a plan to keep Benton County's circuit courts in the downtown area. Continue reading...

Benton County planners OK business plans

Subscriber onlyBenton County planners approved a proposal from a pair of businesses Wednesday and waived restrictions on septic systems for a residential property. 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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