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June 4th, 2014

5 schools recognized for high test scores

June 4, 2014

Five Bryant schools that rated among the top schools in the state for their students' test scores were recognized for their achievements during a check presentation Tuesday.

Bethel Middle School and Paron Elementary were honored as among the top 10 schools through the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program.

Schools that ranked in this category received $90.70 per students, so Bethel Middle School received $80,700.62 and Paron Elementary received $6,063.47.

Benton police focus on criminal activities at parks this June

June 4, 2014

The Benton Police Department has a specific issue that it focuses on each month. During the month of June, it will focus on criminal activities at city parks.

These activities include vehicle racing, possible drug use, people fighting and people using vulgar language or slurs near children.

Benton Utilities to amend water installation fees

June 4, 2014

Benton Public Utilities Commission met Monday night to amend the customer service rules and regulations ordinance.

This ordinance was discussed previously at the commission's May 5 and was brought to the City Council on May 12 to be heard on its first reading.

The ordinance would raise the fees associated with installing water meters. However, the council was unwilling to approve a fee increase at that time.


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