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August 18th, 2014

Mayor Mattingly calls press conference for Wed., Aug. 20

August 18, 2014

Benton Mayor David Mattingly has called a brief Press Conference at 8:30 A.M., Wednesday, August 20, 2014, in Council Chambers at the Benton Municipal Complex to announce a new program being added to our Park’s system, a link to an online disaster alert system, a plan to address property assessments in the City of Benton and the proposed new Benton Fire Station location.

Racers take 3rd overall; 7 state champions

August 18, 2014

FORT SMITH – The CASC Racers, a local year-round swim team, claimed third place overall in the State Championship July 25-27 in Fort Smith.  The Racers Women claimed the third spot overall as well, just missing second place by seven points, while the men claimed fifth place. There were 52 Racers competing at the state level.  The Racers had 16 state champion swims, including four individual champions and three relay teams. There were 60 top three swims, and 180 top eight swims.  The Racers had many AA, AAA, and AAAA swims.

State Champions Relay Teams for the Racers are as follows:

Dale L. Harrison

August 18, 2014

Dale L. Harrison of Benton, age 73, passed away on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.
He was born July 18, 1941, in Bauxite to Melvin and Verda O'Kelly Harrison.
He was of the Baptist faith, was a U.S. Army veteran and worked as an LPTN.
He is survived by two sisters, Jeanie Cockrill of Benton and Patricia Galipeault of Springfield, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lilla Mae Overton Harrison; and one brother, Terry L. Harrison.
A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Tulip Cemetery.

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