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Benton County opposes overtime pay rule

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials are adamantly opposed to new federal rules requiring the county to pay some employees overtime. Continue reading...

Benton County officials endorse personnel requests

Subscriber only Benton County's justices of the peace on Tuesday forwarded 15 requests for new employees to the Finance Committee for consideration. Continue reading...

Benton County officials eye pay scale

Clerk: Employees in lower-paying jobs have been left behind

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials said Monday the county may be due for a review of its pay scale, from employees to elected officials. Continue reading...

Benton County eyes new personnel

Sheriff’s Office, other departments make midyear personnel requests

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County elected officials want to add more than a dozen new employees at midyear, but some justices of the peace would rather they wait until work begins on next year's budget. Continue reading...

Benton County planners review plans for church and riding arena

Subscriber onlyBenton County planners on Wednesday reviewed plans for a combined church and riding arena on Old Highway 68 near Siloam Springs. Continue reading...

Benton County tries to block federal salary rules

Subscriber onlyBenton County's justices of the peace were unanimous Tuesday in opposing federal labor guidelines for salaried workers. Continue reading...

Benton County officials back higher jail fees

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County justices of the peace are looking to increase the fee charged cities to hold prisoners in the jail and plan to ask for more money from the state as well. Continue reading...

Benton County officials eyeing courts needs

Questions over number of judges, building usage persist

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials continue to have questions about a proposed new courts facility. Continue reading...

Benton County auction offers vehicles, equipment

Subscriber onlyOfficials hope to turn trash into treasure when Benton County hosts its annual surplus property auction Saturday. Continue reading...

Benton County officials continue courts study

Subscriber onlyBenton County's justices of the peace on Tuesday resumed discussion of a new courts building, asking consultants to provide the Finance Committee with costs for a "generic" building before getting into more detail on location and design. Continue reading...

Benton County officials reject grievance

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials rejected claims Tifffany DeVore, a jail employee, had been discriminated against for exercising her right to free speech in the March Republican Party primary election for sheriff. Continue reading...

Grievance session for jailer is reset

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — A hearing on a grievance filed by a Benton County jailer has been reset for Monday because of a scheduling conflict. Continue reading...

Benton County says road work on schedule

2016 paving budget is about $2.7 million

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County is on schedule to meet or exceed its 2016 goal for paving county roads, officials said. Continue reading...

Benton County to resume court building debate

Subscriber onlyDiscussion about a new courts building for Benton County is set to resume next month. Continue reading...

Benton County grievance hearing reset

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A hearing on a grievance filed by a Benton County jailer has been delayed to June 6 because of a scheduling conflict. Continue reading...

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