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Benton County officials get budget update

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials say revenue for 2019 should cover the county's operating budgets, including employee raises of 2 percent and all of the county department's capital requests. Continue reading...

Benton County raises jail fees for cities

Subscriber only Benton County officials endorsed a $5 increase in the fees charged for housing municipal prisoners in the jail, raising the amount from $50 per day to $55 per day. Continue reading...

Spanker Creek bridge replacement to start soon

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials say replacing Spanker Creek Bridge should begin soon after months of delay. Continue reading...

Benton County officials OK accident payment

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials on Thursday agreed to pay $1.5 million to a Monte Ne woman and her family for injuries and damages she suffered when a road sweeper went out of control and crashed into her home. Continue reading...

Beaver Water District hires new chief

Subscriber onlyBeaver Water District will have a new leader for the first time in nearly two decades when Lane Crider takes the post of CEO next year. Continue reading...

Beaver Water District hires new chief

Subscriber onlyLOWELL -- Beaver Water District will have a new leader for the first time in nearly two decades when Lane Crider takes the post of CEO next year. Continue reading...

Benton County planners OK Centerton water tank

Subscriber onlyBenton County planners on Wednesday approved plans to add 3-million gallons of storage to the Centerton water system Continue reading...

Benton County officials consider personnel changes

Subscriber onlyBenton County's justices of the peace on Tuesday endorsed a range of personnel requests for the 2019 budget. Continue reading...

Benton County panel approves sale of property

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials Monday approved selling its mobile command unit and the building that formerly housed the planning, building and environmental division offices. Continue reading...

Benton County officials to see personnel budget changes

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials say the 2019 budget process appears to be off to a good start, with just one new position requested. Continue reading...

Benton County planners hear tiny homes concept

Subscriber onlyBenton County planners had their first look at a proposed "tiny home" Thursday and said the county would treat such a project like a mobile home park as the most comparable kind of development. Continue reading...

Benton County nears ambulance contract

Subscriber onlyBenton County is close to a new three-year contract to provide ambulance service to the rural areas in the west side of the county. Continue reading...

Benton County eyes sale of office building

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials say they're pleased with the high bid on the old Community Development Building and may proceed with the sale. Continue reading...

JPs halt plan to sell command vehicle

Subscriber onlyBenton County's Finance Committee has halted officials' plans to sell its mobile command vehicle. Continue reading...

Benton County panel OKs new radio plan

Subscriber only Benton County's justices of the peace on Thursday recommended spending $3.75 million for a new radio system for the Sheriff's Office, jail, and other departments, with a promise to consider more money to help smaller fire and police departments buy needed new radios. Continue reading...