Tom Sissom

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Lloyd takes Bella Vista council position

Subscriber only Voters in Bella Vista chose Linda Lloyd over Jerry Snow to take the Ward 1, Position 1 seat on the City Council. Continue reading...

Benton County committee OKs 2017 budget

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace Monday recommended higher salaries for the county's elected officials and justices of the peace, linking their pay to state-set ranges and including annual raises as approved by the state. Continue reading...

Benton County budget nears completion

Subscriber onlyBenton County's justices of the peace say they expect to complete work on the 2017 budget Monday night. Continue reading...

Benton County, Washington County officials see low turnout in early voting

Subscriber onlyEarly voting turnout is slow for Tuesday's runoff election in Benton and Washington counties, but election officials said Wednesday they're not surprised. Continue reading...

Fire station near Gentry proposed

Subscriber onlyA new fire station is under consideration to serve some residents of rural Benton County near Gentry. Continue reading...

County hoping for voting-machine funding

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Legislators expressed varying degrees of confidence Monday that Benton County will receive state money to pay for new voting machines. Continue reading...

Benton County voters have runoff choices

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Election officials say they are ready for the Nov. 29 runoffs in Benton County, but they don't expect a large turnout. Continue reading...

Benton County's War Eagle Bridge work delayed

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE --Repair work on the War Eagle Bridge is on hold while the county settles a dispute over the bids on the project, according to County Judge Bob Clinard. Continue reading...

Benton County eyes revenue sources

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace are looking for money in places they haven't traditionally considered. Continue reading...

Benton County officials eye budget cuts

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace voted Monday to ask all county departments to cut 3 percent from their supplies and other services budgets as they continued honing the county's 2017 budget. 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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