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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...

Benton County adds voter precincts

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County election officials are preparing for the 2016 election year by adding precincts, working on voter registration rolls and waiting for a decision by the Secretary of State on new voting machines. Continue reading...

Benton County officials share concerns with state lawmakers

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials and state legislators discussed the problem of overcrowding in jails with an eye toward crafting a solution for the 2017 session of the Legislature. Continue reading...

Benton County officials compare court building plans

Subscriber onlyBenton County began work Tuesday morning on a project to add 32 spaces for misdemeanor inmates at the jail, according to Benton County Judge Bob Clinard. Continue reading...

County jail crowding a recurring issue

Subscriber only Benton County officials plan a county jail expansion to ease overcrowding and a lack of space for misdemeanor offenders. The problems, though, aren't new and no permanent solution is in sight. Continue reading...

Benton County cleanup set

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County residents can take advantage of the county's spring cleanup April 18 to rid themselves of a variety of unwanted items. Continue reading...

Benton County officials eye jail expansion

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials have tentative plans to expand the jail within the next 60 days, easing the overcrowding problem district court judges have said hampers the operation of their courts. Continue reading...

Benton County planners approve baseball academy

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials approved plans Wednesday for a youth baseball academy. Continue reading...

County, state officials call for communication

JPs looking for ways to express concerns to local legislators

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County justices of the peace are looking for ways to better communicate their concerns to local legislators. Continue reading...

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...

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