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January 27th, 2015

Local student sent home for hair color

January 27, 2015

Last week, an 8th grader at Benton Junior High was sent home by school officials for sporting an unusual hair style.

Halle Stringer dyed the bottom few inches of her hair blue.

According to her grandmother Nancy Nichols, Halle said other girls were dying their hair red, and “Halle wanted to be just a little different.”

“Personally, I thought her hair looked nice. Different, but nice,” Nichols said.

Stringer came to school on Tuesday with the new hair-do, but was pulled to the principals office around 5th period.

Benton police release annual report, 2015 goals

January 27, 2015

In 2014, Benton Police Chief Kirk Lane set 10 goals for the department and the department has accomplished all of them. These goals involved communications improvements, statistics, training, records, the special investigative unit and grants.

“We start setting goals for the next year around the end of the previous year. We look at various information and statistics to see where we need improvement and then set goals based on those priorities,” said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

Benton Council approves KFC rezoning, Lake Norrell demolition

January 27, 2015

During a meeting of the Benton City Council Monday night, the council approved the rezoning of property where a new Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant will be located and the demolition a vacant building at Lake Norrell. The council also approved the purchase of equipment to be used by the Benton Police Department.

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