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July 26th, 2014

Benton council faces packed agenda Monday night

July 26, 2014

The Benton City Council will vote on five ordinances Monday night during its regular monthly meeting. Each of the ordinances is presented by the Finance Committee.

Ordinance 44 is set to appropriate a total of $1.250 million for street improvement projects in the areas of Christy Acres, Pamela Street, Princeton/Montclair Streets, Longview Street and Overview Street.

Mayor David Mattingly in March asked for a listing of recommended street improvement projects by ward.

16 people file during first day of filing period

July 26, 2014

The filing period for candidates seeking municipal and county offices kicked off Friday.
As of press time, 16 candidates had filed for open positions.

The following filed for positions in Benton:
•Charles F. Cunningham for Ward 2, Position 1 of the Benton City Council.
•Alderman Bill Donnor for Ward 3, Position 1 of the Benton City Council.
•Alderman Brad Moore for Ward 4, Position 1 of the Benton City Council.
•Brent Houston for city attorney.
•Cindy M. Stracener for city clerk.
The following candidates filed for positions in Bryant:
•Randy Cox for mayor.

Man wanted for murder of grandmother arrested in Saline County

July 26, 2014

A man wanted in Bentonville for the murder of his grandmother was arrested in Saline County.
Michael Eugene Conklin, 26, of Bentonville was arrested Friday night and returned to Bentonville, said Lt. Scott Courtney, Saline County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.
The Saline County Sheriff's Office received a tip about Conklin's location from an individual who saw his picture on a newscast, Courtney said.
Conklin has been charged with first-degree murder and theft of property, according to the Benton County Detention Center inmate roster.

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