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Mayor David Mattingly Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Saline County Fair September 2-6

The theme  of this year's Saline County Fair will be "Blue Jeans and Country Dreams". The fair will kick off with the annual fair parade in Downtown Benton on Tuesday, September 2nd at 6:00 P.M. There is no cost to enter the parade, but a parade form must be filled out and turned into the office. After the parade, there will be a pep rally down town on the courthouse square. This pep rally will be for the Salt Bowl and both Benton and Bryant will be there. Following the rally, the fairgrounds will open to the public with the opening night being armband night.

Benton Schools Step Up Security

With the new school term beginning, a big concern for parents is the safety of their children while classes are in session. In the Benton School District, Superintendent Jeff Collum says the district improvements since the end of the 2013-2014 term. Each elementary school in the district was given a security upgrade during the summer months. “We installed new security doors at each of the four elementary schools.” says Collum.

BNPD Ready To Kickoff The New School Year

School will be starting back on August 18th and the Benton Police Department has a new page to add to the lesson plan.  There will be an additional school resource officer (SRO), Officer Bobby Shell, added to the current lineup this school year along with a new SRO vehicle. 

Saline County MYAC Bike-A-Thon

The Saline CountyMYACs" Bike-A-Thon is a family frinedly bike ride managed and operated by the Mayor's Youth Advisory Councils of Saline County. This Year's race will be held on September 6, 2014.

Click the link below for more information and a downloadable regitration form. 

2014 Saline County MYAC Bike-A-Thon

BNPD Participating In Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over Campaign

For many Arkansans the Labor Day holiday is an extended weekend that includes backyard cookouts and celebrations enjoyed with friends and family.  Unfortunately the holiday is often marred with tragedy and death caused by drunk drivers traveling across state roads and highways.

BNPD Begins Back To School Traffic Safety Initiative

It is that time a year again when the buses start rolling and kids start making their way back to school.  Along with school starting, comes increased traffic volume on our local roadways.

BNPD Unviels New Badge Design

The Benton Police Department (BNPD) is unveiling a new badge that is currently in the process of being issued to officers.  

Mayor's Downtown Youth Council Donates To Benton Animal Control

Pictured from left to right: Emily O’Neal, Chloe Morgan, Morgan Atkinson, Claire White and Director of Benton Animal Control, Terry Parson.  These young leaders worked together and raised $70.00 to donate to the shelter. 

Benton Officials Take Home Awards From Recent Safe Schools Conference

Recently, officers with the Benton Police Department attended the Arkansas Safe Schools Conference in North Little Rock.  This was the 10th year for this conference to be held and the purpose of it is to provide officers and school administrators with information and ideas to help keep children safe in their learning environment.