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A Benton woman has been arrested by the Saline County Sheriff’s Office on sex crime charges involving a juvenile victim.

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The Bryant Animal Control & Adoption Center will host its third annual Doggy Day Out event June 22 that will allow local residents to take a break and relax with some four-legged friends while giving the dogs a much-needed day of fun.

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A trial date has been set for a Benton man charged with the rape and sexual assault of two juveniles.

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According to the Saline County Office of Emergency Management, South Alexander Road between Germania and West Sardis is closed to through traffic per the Saline County Road Department due to concerns over the two-lane bridge at 19581 S. Alexander.

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The Benton School District will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Ringgold Elementary on Thursday for any district students 12 years old and up, district parents/guardians and BSD staff.

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A convicted sex offender last known to be residing in Benton has been charged with homeless sex offender failing to comply with registration requirements.

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According to the Arkansas of Health on Monday, there were 37 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 267,411. Active confirmed cases decreased by 71 to 1,110. 

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Wednesday, there were 130 new confirmed cases bringing the cumulative confirmed total to 266,856 with 1,099 active confirmed cases. 

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Benton Parks Department will hold ribbon cuttings for the Splash Pad expansion and its inclusive field from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Tyndall Park.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Tuesday, there were 29 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 266,726. Active confirmed cases fell by 100 to 1,098. 

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Around 8:30 p.m. May 18, deputies from the Saline County Sheriff's Office patrol division responded to the 1500 block of Childress Road for a shooting.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Thursday, the state had 172 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the total confirmed cumulative cases to 266,394 with 1,402 active confirmed cases. 

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Tuesday, there were 189 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative confirmed cases to 266,110 with 1,374 active confirmed cases. 

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After giving the public a final chance to voice their opinions, the Benton City Council split the vote on ordinance 11 five to five with a tie breaking vote in favor of the ordinance cast by Benton Mayor Tom Farmer.

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The Arkansas Department of Health reported on Friday 146 new confirmed  cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative confirmed total to 265,641 with 1,368 confirmed active cases. 

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Thursday, there were 183 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 265,495 with 1,354 confirmed active. 

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According to the Arkansas Department of health on Wednesday, there were 164 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative confirmed total to 265,312 with 1,293 confirmed active. 

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According to the Downtown Benton Third Thursday Facebook page, Third Thursday is being postponed until June 17 due to a flash flood watch being issued by the National Weather Service. The watch is to last until 7 p.m. Thursday.

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Civitan Services and the Osage Event Center are teaming up to offer High Tea at The Osage, 1110 Ferguson Drive, Suite A in Benton, featuring Miss Arkansas Darynne Dahlem Sunday.

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On Thursday, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 120 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 264,545 cumulative confirmed cases. Active confirmed cases went down by nine to 1,340. 

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Officers from law enforcement departments around Saline County and the community took time to honor those officers who lost their lives in 2019 and 2020 during the Fallen Officers Memorial on Wednesday on the Saline County Courthouse lawn.

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According to a press release from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, a Benton man has been arrested on charges that he engaged in sexually explicit conduct with a 10 year old female child over an online messaging service.

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The Benton School Board accepted its most recent audit results, but rejected a suggested policy change and a memorandum of understanding with the Arch Ford Education Services Cooperative.

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The Arkansas Department of Health on Tuesday reported 102 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the confirmed total to 264,292. Confirmed active cases fell by 59 to 1,377. 

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The city of Benton is declaring May 12th Maroon and Grey Day in support of the Benton Panthers traveling to the first round of state tournaments in baseball, soccer and softball. 

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Abi Blankenship, a dancer with Doxa Arts Academy, holds a pose between putt putt holes seven and eight during the Puttin' For The Arts charity putt putt golf tournament at Salty Harbor in Benton on Saturday. The event was put on by Class 15 of Leadership Saline County to raise funds for Fost…

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The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas has filed a lawsuit against two Malvern residents who are accused of creating a scam to sell purebred, registered puppies that did not exist.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Thursday, there were 146 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative confirmed total to 263,776 with 1,494 confirmed active.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Wednesday, there were 220 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative confirmed total to 263,630 with 1,479 confirmed active cases.

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The Arkansas Department of Transportation has announced a temporary traffic shift from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Wednesday night

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Bo Lewter picks up litter at Sunset Lark during Celebrate 501 Day on Saturday. Businesses around Saline County offered various deals to celebrate the day. Bryant is holding a Block Party on Main Street. 

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The Benton City Council has approved an ordinance that outlines the procedures for the creation of both permanent and temporary arts and entertainment districts within the city.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Thursday, there were 156 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative total to 262,763 with 1,304 confirmed active. 

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Benton Police Department officers responded to Fountain Lakes Apartments just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a stabbing. Two victims were taken to a local hospital and treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries.

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Saline County students showed off their fashion and recycling skills at the Benton Event Center April 24 for the Recycle Saline ReFashion Bash recycled fashion show.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Wednesday, new confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 179 to a cumulative total of 262,607 with 1,293 confirmed active.

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During its April meeting Monday night, the Benton City Council heard the second reading of an ordinance which, if passed, will establish a one and one half percent tax on gross receipts or proceeds of hotels, motels, restaurants, cafes, cafeterias and similar businesses in the city of Benton…

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Tuesday, there were 135 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 262,428 with active confirmed cases up 17 to 1,279.