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Spook City 2014 Draws Thousands (Video)

2014's version of Spook City was bigger and better than ever. Thanks to the sponsors, the organizers, and the volunteers, over 8,000 people attended the event. Check out our video of the event below.



Mayor's Minute 10/27 (Video)

Mayor Mattingly has agreed to sit down with us periodically and share his thoughts on current events. Please enjoy our first installment of the Mayor's Minute.



Halloween Should be All About Treats Without the Tricks

The Benton Police Department wishes to remind us all that a just a few precautions can make Halloween a fun and special time for everyone.

Benton Wins Volunteer Community of the Year

For the fifth time in the last six years Benton has been named a "Volunteer Community of the Year" in the state of Arkansas. Twelve communities receive this honor each year and we are very proud to be included once again. In 2013, 9,501 local volunteers donated 315,198 hours of their time in our community. 

Old Fashioned Day 2014 (Video)

Old Fashioned Day for Benton, Arkansas was celebrated on Saturday October 11th. Click below to see a video of the event.



Savor the Flavor at Benton Events Center (Video)

The Benton Events Center hosted the Chamber of Commerce's annual Savor the Flavor event on the evening of Saturday October 11, 2014. Click below to see video of the event.



"The Kool Pool Kids" select features for the swimming pool at Riverside Park (Video)

Click below to watch the video of "The Kool Pool Kids" discussing the type of features they would like to see included in the swimming pool at Riverside Park. 


Sons of Confederate Veteran's 11th Annual Gun and Relic Show (Video)

The Sons of Confederate Veteran's held their 11th Annual Gun and Relic Show Saturday, September 13th at the Shoppach House in Benton. 

Mayor's Youth Council Hosts 2nd Annual Bike-A-Thon (Video)

The Benton Mayor's Youth Council, in conjunction with Haskell and Bryant Youth Council's, hosted the 2nd Annual Bike-A-Thon to raise money for the Saline County Imagination Library on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Service Award Luncheon

A Service Award Luncheon was held on September 4th where the Mayor recognized employees with 10 years of service or more. We thank those pictured above for their hard work and dedication to the City of Benton.