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Tom Sissom

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Benton County officials to review War Eagle Bridge

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials will consider the fate of the historic War Eagle Bridge when the Transportation Committee takes up the issue Monday. Continue reading...

Benton, Washington counties' sales tax growth slows

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton and Washington counties saw a string of monthly sales tax reports showing significant growth come to an end in April, but officials say they're not worried. Continue reading...

Benton County officials favor downtown courts site

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace leaned strongly toward keeping the courts downtown Monday, but no decision was made. Continue reading...

Benton County officials eye courts building

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials will resume discussion of a new courts building tonight with a plan for a downtown Bentonville complex on the agenda. Continue reading...

Benton County OKs voting machine choice

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace Thursday called on the state to swap the 10-year-old voting machines in use for new equipment from Nebraska-based Election Systems & Software. Continue reading...

Benton County seeks new surveyor

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace will begin work tonight to fill a vacancy in the little-known post of surveyor. Continue reading...

Benton County eyes convenience center expansion

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- County officials said Saturday's county spring cleanup was a success, but cost considerations may end the fall event in favor of other options. Continue reading...

Benton County cleanup survives storms

Subscriber onlyA cold rain, ranging from a drizzle to a downpour, slowed but did not halt Saturday's annual Benton County Cleanup. Continue reading...

Benton County expands Rogers satellite office site

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Work planned for the Benton County office in Rogers will put the county in good shape for the next decade or more with its satellite offices, county officials say. Continue reading...

Benton County officials declare choice of voting machines

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace on Tuesday backed the Election Commission's preference for new voting machines and agreed to send a notice to the Secretary of State's Office hoping to influence the state's decision. 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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