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One-Year Service Anniversaries Recognized by Mayor Mattingly

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, Mayor Mattingly recognized three employees of the Benton Police Department for one year of service to the city.

Pictured below are Catherine Miller, Officer Art Knab and Officer Seth Hopkins

New Officers Hitting The Streets

Five police academy graduates were sworn in as the newest officers for the Benton police department Monday afternoon. The ceremony took place at the Benton Municipal Complex in front of the officers' families and other members of the police department.

The new officers are: (from Left to Right)

Matthew Littlefield

Justin Dorsey

Chris Benham

Andrew Stovall

Tony Wright 

Ralph Bunche Community Back-to-School Picnic

Royal Players set to perform "South Pacific" in July

The Royal Players are gearing up to perform Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific." Production dates are July 10-13 and July 17-20. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. Reservations may be made at 501-315-5483 after July 1. Online tickets are available now at For the convenience of theater patrons, a volunteer will be at the theater on the following Wednesdays and Fridays from 3-5 P.M. to answer reservation calls: July 2, 9, 11 & 16. At other times callers should leave a message or order online.

Tip-A-Cop Raises $3,300 for Special Olympics

During a fundraising event Thursday evening, local law enforcement officers raised approximately $3,300 for Special Olympics. At the event, officers acted as wait staff and donated all of the tips they collected to the organization. About 13 officers participated in the event according to Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

2014 Hooked On Fishing Derby

Many thanks to everyone for taking the time to come out for this great event.  

We had a record 230+ children that attended this year!