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June 21st, 2014
The Benton City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, June 23, to discuss using eminent domain to acquire acquiring necessary land for the Alcoa Road improvement project.
This item has been discussed in three previous meetings including a special meeting that was held on Monday, June 16.
A fundraising event to help the family of Michael Ryan Baker with funeral expenses is set for Tuesday, June 24 at Chicken Express in Benton from 6 to 8 p.m.
A portion of the proceeds from food purchased between that time will be donated to the family. Anyone planning to attend must tell the cashier that they are there for the fundraiser.
There will also be a tip jar that will go to the family as well.
Baker, 18, drowned while swimming in the Saline River on Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross went before a meeting of local government leaders Thursday, promising to both aid the leaders' economic development efforts and shield them from legislative mandates that are next-to-impossible to accomplish.
The duo did little to set themselves apart from one another before the Arkansas Municipal League. While both are former congressmen, they focused Thursday on their early work in local governments.