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Benton County officials ponder pot policy

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials have started work on employment policies to reflect the state's recently approved medical marijuana amendment and resulting legislation. Continue reading...

Benton County seeks help for Wagon Wheel Road bridge

Subscriber onlySeeking help in replacing the outdated and overloaded Wagon Wheel Road Bridge, Benton County's justice of the peace on Thursday authorized the county to apply for federal transportation grant money. Continue reading...

Benton County planners review winery plans

Subscriber only County officials heard plans Wednesday for a winery and restaurant on property on Larue Road, near Beaver Lake. Continue reading...

Benton County eyes health care changes

Subscriber onlyBenton County employees and their families may pay a higher price for health care if officials approve changes aimed at cutting costs. Continue reading...

Benton, Washington counties to receive disaster aid

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials hope they can obtain more disaster assistance than they have in the past after heavy rain and flooding hit the area in late April. Continue reading...

Benton County farm family honored

Subscriber onlyGarrett Gittlein grew up farming his family's land in western Kansas, and for the past nine years he has been growing his own family farm in western Benton County. Continue reading...

Benton County chooses Rogers firm to design courts building

Subscriber onlyBenton County plans to work with the Rogers firm of Hight-Jackson Associates to design a new courts facility. Continue reading...

Counties awaiting U.S. flood-aid decision

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Northwest Arkansas emergency services officials say they await word from the federal government on disaster assistance for the damage caused by storms and flooding in late April. Continue reading...

Rogers airport closing set

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Rogers Executive Airport is set to close for 10 days for a $6.6 million project for runway, lighting and drainage improvement. Continue reading...

Lawmakers question Benton County officials over theft

Subscriber onlyState lawmakers quizzed Benton County officials Friday about $1.1 million embezzled from a county travel fund. Continue reading...

Benton County planners table tower project

Subscriber onlyA planned emergency communications tower in the eastern part of Benton County was tabled Wednesday by the Planning Board after questions were raised about access to the site. Continue reading...

Benton County seeks jail fee increase

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials are optimistic about the idea of increasing jail revenue by housing more federal prisoners in the County Jail, but they say other issues still need to be addressed. Continue reading...

Benton County officials quiz architects on courts plan

Subscriber onlyThe process to find an architect to design a courts building may end within the next few weeks, Benton County officials said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Benton County plans new bridge on Spanker Creek

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials are hoping for understanding, if not forgiveness, when they close Spanker Road for nine months to replace a flood-prone bridge. Continue reading...

Benton County may see higher jail revenue

Subscriber onlyBenton County may be able to generate nearly $1 million if the Sheriff's Office and federal law enforcement agencies agree on housing federal prisoners in the county jail. Continue reading...

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