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Northwest Arkansas counties see sales tax growth

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Officials in Benton and Washington counties said a double-digit percentage increase in sales tax revenue for March is a positive sign for Northwest Arkansas' economy. Continue reading...

Benton County officials seek jail space

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials are looking for a quick solution to one problem stemming from overcrowding in the county jail as they search for a way to incarcerate misdemeanor offenders. Continue reading...

Hambrick appointed Benton County assessor

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace on Thursday unanimously chose Linda Hambrick to fill the vacancy in the office of county assessor. Continue reading...

Benton County planners eye permit fees

Subscriber onlyBenton County planners on Wednesday discussed fees for temporary permits for fireworks stands and tents, saying the fee amount was apparently omitted from the most recent fee ordinance. Continue reading...

Benton County judge offers courts building plan

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County Judge Bob Clinard presented his concept of a new courts building Monday, touting the sites' advantages in the estimated cost to build and to facilitate the consolidation of county offices. Continue reading...

Benton County sets 2016 target for school roads

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials are trying to coordinate with several overlapping, but independent, entities to improve access to West High School before it opens next year. Continue reading...

Benton County officials delay action on jail fees

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace agreed Thursday to delay asking the state for more money for housing inmates in the County Jail, hoping to build a coalition to lobby for higher fees Continue reading...

Benton County officials delay naming new assessor

Subscriber onlyBenton County's justices of the peace deferred a decision Tuesday on appointing a new county assessor to serve out the remainder of the term of Glenn "Bear" Chaney, who has resigned to take a job with the state. Continue reading...

Benton County officials eye new voting machines

Subscriber onlyBenton County's election commissioners favor staying with the company that now provides electronic voting machines to the state, saying it appears best suited to meet the county's needs. Continue reading...

Repairs underway at sheriff's office

‘Growth’ found in building’s walls

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Work to remove what county officials call "microbial growth" in the walls of the Benton County sheriff's office has started. Continue reading...

Troops fight again at Pea Ridge

Men in blue, gray load, aim, fire in re-enacted 1862 battle

Subscriber onlyPEA RIDGE -- The thunder of cannon fire echoed again Saturday over the battlefields of Leetown and Elkhorn Tavern as onlookers watched a re-enactment of the battle that raged there 153 years ago. Continue reading...

Contamination removal begins at Benton County Sheriff's Office

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Work to remove what county officials call "microbial growth" in the walls of the Benton County Sheriff's Office has started. Continue reading...

Benton County officials see need for reserve

Subscriber onlyBenton County's finances appear to be in good shape, with more than $20 million in reserve, but justices of the peace said they will remain cautious on spending. Continue reading...

Benton County earmarks $2 million for courts building

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's Finance Committee voted Tuesday to set aside $2 million in the special capital reserve fund with an eye toward paying for some of the new courts building. Continue reading...

Benton County officials hear pitch for downtown courts building

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace got their first look Monday at a scaled-back plan for a new courts building in downtown Bentonville. Continue reading...

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