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Benton County planners see trail plan

Subscriber onlyBenton County planners on Wednesday approved part of a plan for a mixed-use trail connecting Siloam Springs to Lake Frances in Oklahoma. Continue reading...

Cost of new radios a snag in state network tie-ins

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials see the benefits of buying a new emergency radio and dispatch system that would be connected to a statewide network. Continue reading...

County radio system impacts small-city police and fire departments

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials see the benefits of a new emergency radio and dispatch system, but a change could create problems for other police and fire departments in the county. Continue reading...

Benton County convenience center expansion on hold

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials placed on hold plans to expand its convenience center operation after they learned the Bella Vista location is in a floodplain. Continue reading...

Benton County eyes new radio system

Subscriber only Benton County's justices of the peace were briefed Tuesday on the cost of a radio system for the county. Continue reading...

Benton County Fair officials hope to build on success

Subscriber onlyBenton County Fair organizers hope free admission this year continues to increase attendance. Admission was free for the first time last year. Continue reading...

Benton County planners OK substation plans

Subscriber onlyBenton County planners on Wednesday approved plans for a Carroll Electric Cooperative substation at 12601 Herbaugh Road near Centerton. Continue reading...

Benton County officials see growing budget

Subscriber onlyBenton County's justices of the peace agreed Monday they want officials to keep their 2019 budget requests flat, while allowing for 2 percent employee raises. Continue reading...

Benton County officials tout road improvements

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials say the pavement assessment program the county began using in 2017 has helped them make measurable progress toward better county roads. Continue reading...

Benton County officials back concealed carry ordinance

Subscriber onlyBenton County's justices of the peace on Thursday advanced a proposal to allow concealed carrying of handguns in some county buildings. 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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