Archive - May 2014 - News Article
A man and woman were charged with felony battery after their neighbor reported they were fighting.
When officers responded to South Third Street, Lea Fletcher, 23, of Benton told them that Richard Isenhower, 34, also of Benton, had become aggressive with her. He allegedly struck her, strangled her and pushed her to the ground, according to the police report.
Fletcher allegedly fought back and Isenhower suffered facial scratches, a bite mark on the inside of his mouth and a bite mark on his left shoulder, according to the report.
Organizers have announced the lineup for the third annual Amplify Christian Music Festival set for Aug. 29-30.
The festival will take place on the grounds of Holland Chapel Baptist Church in Benton and will feature some of the top contemporary Christian music artists including Jeremy Camp, Big Daddy Weave, Sanctus Real, Jason Gray, Rhett Walker Band, Citizen Way, MIKESCHAIR, The Museum, Drew Cline, Spencer Lloyd, who competed in this season's "American Idol," and others.
Benton City Council's Street and Drainage Committee has approved $1.124 million worth of improvement projects.
This action, which does not require full council approval, occurred during a committee meeting Tuesday.
Two street projects and three drainage projects will be funded, the committee decided.
The street projects that will be completed are Christy Acres Outlet, estimated to cost $180,000, and Longview Road, estimated to cost $452,000.
Because of weather, a concert that was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 31 has been rescheduled for June 7. The event will be used as a fundraiser for the New Life Church of God.