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Benton County justice of the peace resigns, cites conflict of interest law

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County will have a vacancy among the 15 justices of the peace on the Quorum Court for the fourth time this year. Continue reading...

Storm tosses trees in Murphy Park in Springdale

Grand reopening postponed

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Bill Mock stood on the perimeter of Murphy Park on Friday morning. He looked upon nearly a dozen toppled trees and instructed a work crew member to use as much caution tape as he could find. Continue reading...

Rogers man named to Quorum Court

Subscriber onlyJames "J.D." Hayes of Rogers has been appointed to the District 3 seat on the Benton County Quorum Court. Continue reading...

Benton County planners review tower proposal

Subscriber onlyCounty planners on Wednesday reviewed plans for an emergency communications tower on Whitney Mountain. Continue reading...

Benton County will seek funds for vote devices

State revenue shortfall makes aid unlikely, lawmaker warns

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County will try to obtain state assistance to buy new voting equipment, but officials say the county also needs to plan to pay the full cost alone if necessary. Continue reading...

Benton County officials mull Rutherford honor

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- County officials are considering how they might recognize former county judge Bruce Rutherford for his many years of service. Continue reading...

Benton County officials support new voting machines

Subscriber onlyBenton County's justices of the peace voted unanimously Tuesday to pursue up to $1.1 million in state aid money to help the county update its electronic voting equipment. Continue reading...

Arkansas county unsure if flood damage will change scheduled repair of roads

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — Benton County officials say it’s too soon to gauge how last weekend’s flooding will affect the year’s road work plan. Continue reading...

Benton County aims to keep to road plan

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials say it's too soon to gauge how last weekend's flooding will impact the year's road work plan. Continue reading...

Benton County officials eye new voting machines, flood damage

Subscriber onlyBenton County's justices of the peace agreed Thursday they want more information before committing to buying new election equipment this year. Continue reading...

Benton, Washington counties tally storm damages; seek assistance

Subscriber onlyWashington and Benton county officials continued Wednesday to assess damages from weekend flooding with hope they would qualify for disaster assistance. Continue reading...

War Eagle Bridge set to close for repair job

Contractor given Sept. 30 deadline

Subscriber onlyThe historic War Eagle Bridge will be closed for repair beginning next week and remain closed until the work is done later this year, Benton County officials said. Continue reading...

Flood cleanup starts in Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyAuthorities found the body of a 4-year-old boy Monday in Glade Creek in Madison County near the area where his mother's sport utility vehicle was swept off a low-water bridge and overturned Sunday. Rescue workers continued searching for the boy's 18-month-old sister, who also was swept away in the accident, Madison County Sheriff Rick Evans said. Continue reading...

Construction to close War Eagle Bridge

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- The historic War Eagle Bridge will be closed for repair beginning the week of May 8 and remain closed until the work is done later this year, Benton County officials said. Continue reading...

Survey says majority of Benton County roads in good condition

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A video survey of Benton County's paved roads showed most of the 800 miles of paved roads are in fair to excellent condition, according to a report made to the Quorum Court on Thursday. Continue reading...

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