The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program listed three Arkansas properties â€“ including the Palace Theatre in Benton â€“ on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places when it met Wednesday, Director Frances McSwain announced.
The board also nominated eight Arkansas properties for the National Register of Historic Places.
The 1919 Palace Theatre is located at 224 W. South St. in Benton. Extensive alterations to the building preclude its listing on the National Register.
Alderman Karen Brooks stated during a workshop on Thursday night, "I recommend to incorporate the town of Bauxite." The city faces continued financial struggles and Brooks felt her suggestion was a viable option for the town located between Benton and Bryant.
Sheaff Avenue in Bryant was officially opened on Thursday following a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by city officials, employees and local residents.
The road connects Springhill Road on the south side of the overpass at Interstate 30 eastward to Woodland Road.
Monte Ledbetter, public works director for Bryant, says the opening of Sheaff Avenue is the completion of Phase 1 of a project that will eventually provide traffic congestion relief on Stagecoach Road and Reynolds Road, especially during the school year.