August 26th, 2014
By a vote of 10-0, the Benton City Council gave its final approval to a planned use development for Longhills Golf Course.
An ordinance to approve the project passed on all three readings after council members voted for an emergency clause in the ordinance.
Lindsey Management submitted a plan to the Benton Planning and Zoning Commission to build 793 housing units contained in 43 complexes in the front nine holes area of the course. A public hearing on the plan, held before a standing-room-only audience, took place Aug. 12 in council chambers at the Benton Municipal Complex.
The Saline County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people in connection with an armed robbery Friday morning at JJ's Truck Stop.
Trent Williams, 23, and Zachary Hattabaugh, 23, both of Malvern, were arrested in Hot Spring County on Friday afternoon, said Lt. Scott Courtney, Saline County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.
Williams is accused of entering the store with a pistol and taking an unknown amount of money. Hattabaugh allegedly waited outside the store and drove the "getaway vehicle," Courtney said.
FROM THE BENTON POLICE DEPARTMENT:
On 8/25/14, officers with the Benton Police Department took a report of vandalism at the Benton High School.
It was discovered by school staff that some of the glass on the rotunda area near the office had been broken over the previous weekend. The glass was broken by what appeared to be two bullet holes through it.
Video surveillance shows the suspect in the case driving a small motorcycle and firing two rounds towards the rotunda area before speeding off. This incident took place at approximately 12:23 AM on 8/23/14.