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Benton, Arkansas is located in Saline County. Zip codes in Benton, AR include 72015, 72018, and 72158. The median home price in Benton is $154,900 which is roughly $75/per square foot. More Benton information.

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Friday Aug 29 | FOX16

Statewide Alcohol Sales To Appear On November Ballot

In November you will get to decide if alcohol can be sold in every county in Arkansas.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Benton Courier

Benton board votes to change drug policy

According to McFarlin, the revised policy would allow for random drug testing of all students involved in athletic/spirit groups/band and place a strong emphasis on confidentiality.

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Benton Courier

Youth councils partner for upcoming bike-a-thon for Imagination Library

Trevor Villines, center, is serving as chairman of the Saline County Mayor's Youth Council Bike-a-Thon Committee.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

Mount Vernon community comes out to remember hit-and-run victim's life

Heather Danielle Baker's infectious smile was on the minds of all who attended her memorial in Mount Vernon on Aug. 25. Family and friends filled the Mount Vernon-Enola High School gym, most wearing purple in celebration of Baker's life.

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Benton Courier

Longhills PUD gets OK from council

Benton Mayor David Mattingly, left, presents a check for $200,000 to Saline County Judge Lanny Fite for the purchase of a 5-acre tract at the south end of the Saline County Fairgrounds.

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Benton Courier

Toddler found walking down road alone; woman arrested, charged Friday

Officer Joseph Traylor of the Saline County Sheriff's Office was sitting at the intersection of Chicot Road and Sarnes Drive at approximately noon when he was approached by three men carrying a baby.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Benton Courier

"Hill-jumping" teen released without bond

The teen who was arrested in connection with a "hill-jumping" accident earlier this month appeared in District Court on Monday before Judge Mike Robinson for a bond hearing.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Benton Courier

Garner announces bid for Benton City Council position

Gary Garner, a teacher in the Benton School District, has announced his bid for the Ward 3, Position 1 seat on the Benton City Council.

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Benton Courier

Murder in the 1st; $1M bond set for hit-and-run driver

Marcus Dorsey who was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident at Alcoa Exchange in Bryant, will be charged with murder.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Benton Courier

Crossfit Legit gym debuts new program

The Crossfit Legit gym in Benton will be hosting an open house today to debut a new program for children.

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FOX16

Police Say Sex Offender Entered School Without Escort

Benton police arrest a convicted child rapist after they say he was caught on an elementary school campus without an escort.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Benton Courier

Driver wrecks, charged with DWI

According to an incident report from the Saline County Sheriff's Office, Shelnut was westbound on West Longhills Road in Benton when he lost control of his 1998 Chevrolet Z71, crashing into a telephone pole on the north side of the roadway.

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Benton Courier

McMahan encourages residents to run for office

A letter from Bauxite Mayor Johnny McMahan, dated July 30, was sent to a select number of Bauxite residents to encourage them to run for the offices of alderman, mayor and town treasurer in the November 2014 general election.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Benton Courier

Benton church offering way to avoid financial distress

First United Methodist Church of Benton is participating in Financial Peace University, a nine-week course designed to provide families and individuals with with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success.

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Benton Courier

C.W. Lewis, taxes focus of press conference

Benton Mayor David Mattingly addresses a crowd gathered at City Hall for a press conference Wednesday morning.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Benton Courier

Prisoners get second chance

Robert Cannon created the Freedom for Life Re-entry Coalition because he had "been there, done that" and hopes to help others.

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Benton Courier

Preserving county history; group adds 2 new amenities to park recreation area

Members of Saline Crossing pose on the second of two picnic tables recently placed near the Old Saline River Bridge.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Benton Courier

$150,000 cash bond set for accused rapist

Saline County Circuit Court set a $150,000 cash bond for James Gilliam who was arrested twice for allegedly drugging and raping a juvenile.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Benton Courier

Benton SROs receive Corvette for use in program

School Resource Officer Quinton Jackson debuts the newest addition to the fleet of vehicles available to SROs from the Benton Police Department.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Times

Hidden handcuff key leads to additional chargesHidden handcuff key...

A body scan during booking revealed a key hidden in a suspect's mouth, according to Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office deputies.

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