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September 19th, 2014

Benton Fire Department to begin annual fire hydrant tests around city

September 19, 2014

The Benton Fire Department will being its annual Fall Hydrant Function Testing on Monday, Sept. 22 and continue for approximately three weeks. Hyrdrants will be tested daily throughout the city.

The procedure does not include the flowing of water. We do not anticipate any water discoloration or drop in pressure.

If you notice either of these conditions, please contact Benton Utilities at 501-776-5930.

Shannon Hills City Council to hold special meeting Monday night

September 19, 2014

There will be a special meeting of the Shannon Hills City Council at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22 at the Shannon Hills City Hall. The public is invited to attend.

September 18th

Convicted killer surrenders 3 months after escape

September 18, 2014

BOONEVILLE — A convicted killer who escaped an Arkansas prison turned himself into authorities Thursday after about three months on the run.

Timothy Buffington escaped June 21 from the Pine Bluff Unit after stealing a shotgun from a house on the prison grounds where he'd been performing janitorial work. He was found more than 150 miles away Thursday — in the same area where he was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1998 shooting death of his ex-wife, Rhonda Combs.

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