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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.



Saline County Law Enforcement Surpasses 3½ Tons Collected During Recent Drug Take Back

Law enforcement agencies in Saline County took in 885 pounds of prescription medicine during Operation Medicine Cabinet X held on September 27th.  Agencies that participated were Alexander Police Department, Benton Police Department, and the Haskell Police Department. Individual totals for the event were :

Super Hero Day at Ringgold (Video)

Officer Shell and Principal Overturf recently came up with the idea to have super heroes surprise the children at lunch as a reward for good behavior. Click below to see the video of Super Hero Day at Ringgold Elementary School.


"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. 


Mayor Mattingly Chosen as "Poster Boy" for Benton PD's Senior Appreciation Month


Evelyn Reed and Renia White honorees for the Arkansas Community Service Awards

We are very proud to recognize Evelyn Reed and Renia White for their incredible community service and volunteer efforts.  Both of these outstanding women will be honored at the Arkansas Community Service Awards at the Municipal League Winter Conference. 

Click links below to read full nominations.

Evelyn Reed Nomination

Renia White Nomination




Cut taxes or not? Mayor awaits AG ruling on proposed slash

BENTON — Benton Mayor David Mattingly said he has found a way to cut taxes paid by city residents, but before taking the proposal to the Benton City Council, he is waiting for a ruling from Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to see if the idea is allowed by state tax laws.

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.