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Improvement Project For Park Near Crystal Bridges

The Bentonville Parks and Recreation Department is asking city council to approve a bid award for new pathways at Orchards Park.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Mon Jul 21, 2014

NWAonline

Sales tax revenue up in area cities

Sales tax revenue for July was a chart topper for the four major cities in Washington and Benton counties with revenue in each city topping more than $1 million.

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Related Topix: Washington County, AR, Bentonville, AR, Springdale, AR, Rogers, AR

NWAonline

Former employees plead guilty to stealing from Benton County

Scott Stober, Jackie Brown, and Grant McCracken were arrested last summer in connection with a criminal investigaton at the road department.

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Related Topix: Fayetteville, AR

NWAonline

How We See It: Local Election Officials Should Keep Working Toward Improving the Voter Experience

We generally applaud any change that makes the election experience easier or more convenient for the voters, so let's take a moment to offer encouragement to election officials in both Washington and Benton counties based on recent news.

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Related Topix: Washington County, AR, Fayetteville, AR, Springdale, AR, Prairie Grove, AR

5NEWSonline.com

Monday Traffic and Construction Delays

Fayetteville- Armstrong Ave. - Stone Bridge Road will see delays in construction zones while crews widen State Highway 16 from two lanes to four lanes with sidewalks and bike lanes.

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Related Topix: Washington County, AR, Fayetteville, AR, Springdale, AR, Prairie Grove, AR

Sun Jul 20, 2014

NWAonline

Kudzu, Other Invasive Plants Infiltrate Northwest Arkansas

Local experts said kudzu's tendrils won't be swallowing up any towns around here, though, thanks to a relatively dry and hot climate.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Washington County, AR, Rogers, AR

NWAonline

How We See It: Quorum Court Will Try Again To Find Ambulance Dollars

Benton County's Quorum Court will make yet another run at raising new money to help pay for ambulance services in rural, unincorporated areas.

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Related Topix: Siloam Springs, AR, Bella Vista, AR, Pea Ridge, AR, Gravette, AR

Fri Jul 18, 2014

NWAonline

Man clears hurdle on path to overturning meth conviction

Osires Guevara has served more than three years of a life sentence, and he's cleared a hurdle in his effort to overturn his conviction and sentence.

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Related Topix: Springdale, AR, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

5NEWSonline.com

Springdale Woman Jailed After Photos From Court Put On Facebook

A Springdale woman will spend five days in jail after authorities say she snapped several photographs with her cell phone in a Benton County courtroom.

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Related Topix: Springdale, AR

Thu Jul 17, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Thursday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays

Fayetteville- Armstrong Ave. - Stone Bridge Road will see delays in construction zones while crews widen State Highway 16 from two lanes to four lanes with sidewalks and bike lanes.

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Related Topix: Washington County, AR, Fayetteville, AR, Springdale, AR, Prairie Grove, AR

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Fayetteville Flyer

Volunteers needed for Town Branch cleanup

The Beaver Watershed Alliance is looking for volunteers to help clean areas along the Town Branch from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 17 in south Fayetteville.

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Related Topix: Fayetteville, AR, West Fork, AR, Washington County, AR

Tue Jul 15, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Tuesday Traffic and Construction Delays

Fayetteville- Armstrong Ave. - Stone Bridge Road will see delays in construction zones while crews widen State Highway 16 from two lanes to four lanes with sidewalks and bike lanes.

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Related Topix: Washington County, AR, Fayetteville, AR, Springdale, AR, Johnson, AR

NWAonline

Opinions Mixed At Benton County Ambulance Hearing

A public hearing on Benton County's proposals to fund rural ambulance service drew about 50 people to the County Courthouse on Monday night but reached no real conclusions.

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Related Topix: Bentonville, AR, Lowell, AR, Gentry, AR, Avoca, AR, Opinion

Mon Jul 14, 2014

NWAonline

Arts Revolution: New Leadership, New Vision, New Name for Arkansas Arts Academy

A new focus on integrating the arts into all classes will roll out at Arkansas Arts Academy when school starts Aug. 14. The public charter school will join the Arkansas A+ network and partner with Trike Theater this fall, said Mary Ley, new chief executive officer.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Theater, Arts, Fine Arts, Education Etc., Bentonville, AR

Sun Jul 13, 2014

NWAonline

Northwest Arkansas Journalists Win State Awards

Several journalists and columnists who work to produce the four, local daily newspapers in Northwest Arkansas won awards Saturday in the Arkansas Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Siloam Springs, AR, Pea Ridge, AR

NWAonline

Earthquakes Common East, West Of Northwest Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas sits almost exactly between two of the most seismically active regions of the country, and seismologists say the risk of a significant earthquake is growing.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science

NWAonline

Benton County Sets Ambulance Hearing

The Quorum Court is considering a fee on rural households and a county millage to pay for the service.

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Related Topix: Bentonville, AR

Tue Jul 08, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Benton County Set To Receive $200,000 Belly Plow

Two Arkansas legislators from Benton County have presented checks totaling $200,000 to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department for a new belly plow, according to a news release Tuesday .

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Related Topix: Siloam Springs, AR, Gravette, AR

NWAonline

How We See It: Ambulance Hearing Important For Future

In less than a week, officials will offer the public another important opportunity to provide feedback about possible ways to fund ambulance service in the rural areas of Benton County.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

NWAonline

Benton County Eyes Special Election Limits

The Quorum Court's Legislative Committee has included limiting special elections to no more than two days a year on its "wish list" of topics to be brought up in next year's regular session of the state Legislature.

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Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors, Bentonville, AR, Siloam Springs, AR, Bella Vista, AR

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