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The City of Benton will host the inaugural Burt Reynolds Celebration on Dec. 2 and 3 featuring cars from "Smokey and the Bandit" and "White Lightning."

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In an emotional morning of victim impact statements, family members of Dr. Stanley Kaiser took to the stand in Saline County Circuit Judge Grisham Phillips' courtroom to share their thoughts during the sentencing hearing for their loved one's murderer.

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According Saline County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Lt. Joe Traylor, the mother of Louie Schneider, a terminally ill Saline County boy, is currently under investigation.


The Benton High School volleyball team was honored Monday night with a Panther Pride Award from the Benton School Board for their success during the 2019 season.

The Benton School Board approved a one-time bonus for employees during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.

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Facing upgraded charges of capital murder, a 29-year-old Benton man accused of fatally shooting his brother and sister-in-law was denied bond in Saline County District Court this morning.


The former volunteer fire chief for the Turtle Creek Fire Department, along with a former bookkeeper, were sentenced in Saline County Circuit Court on Thursday after both admitted to theft from the department.

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Benton Utilities has issued a boil order for a number of its customers after a water main break.

The annual Blessing of the Animals was held on October 19 at the Benton Dog Park. The event is held by St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Benton as part of the celebration of St. Francis Day. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and is also known for preaching to animals during his lifetime.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office presented the Quorum Court with a proposal to add certificate and degree pay for deputies in order to increase retention rates within the sheriff’s office during a meeting Monday.

The Benton Police Department has welcomed five new officers after a swearing-in ceremony held during Monday night’s city council meeting.

In a historic moment for the city of Benton and the state of Arkansas, the first Safe Haven Baby Box has been successfully installed at Benton Fire Station No. 3. Many gathered for the dedication ceremony on Wednesday.

When Benton resident Shelly Carson arrived at the hospital in labor with her third child Sept. 11, 2001, she had no way of knowing that her world would change so much in just a few short hours.

While the family and friends of the late Charles “Darren” Hass are still hurting from their loss, one thing that is clear is that during his life, Hass made sure to be a source of laughter and joy to those around him.

The Arkansas Ethics Commission has issued a Public Letter Of Caution to a Saline County Justice of the Peace after a complaint was filed regarding illegal campaign contributions.

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The Benton City Council personnel committee, along with other council members, has chosen to appoint Steve Brown to the vacant Ward 1 council position left open after the resignation of Kerry Murphy.

The Benton City Council has chosen a broker to facilitate obtaining quotes for new group insurance for city employees.


The Benton City Council personnel committee unanimously voted to go through an interview process to appoint an alderman to fill the Ward 1 council position recently vacated by Kerry Murphy.

It’s been a week since the Benton City Council voted to install the state's first Safe Haven Baby Box in the Central Fire Station and a program to raise money to cover the costs is already underway.

Although Alderman Kerry Murphy announced his resignation during the June meeting of the Benton City Council — due to the fact that he is moving out of the city — no decision has been made on how the council will move forward with replacing him.

A measure that would have outlawed the chaining of dogs failed during Monday night’s regularly scheduled Benton City Council meeting.

With a packed agenda, the Benton City Council will consider a number of issues at Monday night’s meeting including several animal control issues.

Saline County Coroner Kevin Cleghorn has been named as the newest member of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators Advisory Council.

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Progress on the renovation of the historic Palace Theatre is moving at a faster pace than owner Shawn Hipskind planned.

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The fight over access to the Saline River near Mountain View and Tony Kelly roads came to end on Thursday with Judge Jeff Arey handing down his ruling on the matter.


The River Center was filled with laughter and a few tears as family, friends and co-workers gathered together to celebrate the retirement of Capt. Dennis Mitchell after 30 years of service with the Benton Fire Department.

Family, friends and co-workers gathered together at the Wood Grill Buffett to celebrate the retirement of James Ray after 50 years of working as a bus driver for the Benton School District.