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Benton County officials eye turnback money

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials have all but completed the 2018 budget, but spending decisions still have to be made, including how best to use a projected $1.5 million to $2 million in turnback money. Continue reading...

County reviews plan for poultry plant

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County planners have reviewed plans for a proposed new poultry processing plant for Simmons Prepared Foods to be located near Gentry. Continue reading...

New voting-machine system delivered early to Benton County

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — Benton County is a step closer to having a new election system after officials took delivery of the first batch of new voting machines. Continue reading...

Benton County gets new voting machines

Subscriber onlyBenton County is a step closer to having a new election system, with officials taking delivery of the first batch of voting machines Friday. Continue reading...

Benton County planners eye Simmons plant

Subscriber onlyBenton County planners on Wednesday reviewed plans for a new poultry processing plant for Simmons Foods to be near Gentry. Continue reading...

Benton County officials OK property tax rates

Subscriber only Benton County on Tuesday set the tax rates to be collected in 2018 in an ordinance setting out the millage levied by cities, school districts, the county and other taxing entities. Continue reading...

Benton County raises backed

Panel also recommends adding sheriff’s, legal positions

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace on Monday voted to give county employees raises of at least 2 percent next year. Continue reading...

Benton County officials OK raises for 2018

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace on Monday voted to give county employees at least 2 percent raises next year. Continue reading...

Benton County officials eye cost of fire trucks

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace recently raised the prospect of scaling back the annual purchase of a pair of firetrucks for rural fire departments. Continue reading...

Request denied for 'cabaret dancing' at Arkansas restaurant

Business east of Rogers had sought permit change from alcohol control board

Subscriber onlyThe state denied an application to allow "cabaret dancing" at a restaurant on Arkansas 12 in the Prairie Creek area east of Rogers after opposition from residents and Benton County officials. 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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