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August 26th, 2014

Daily Dispatch, Aug. 25, 2014

August 26, 2014

Benton Police Department
•Officers were called to an incident on Brookview Drive, related to a child visitation dispute between the parents of the children.
•A resident of Terry Street reported an individual had trespassed on his property.
•Mailbox damage was reported b a resident of Concord Street.
•A resident on Sunset Street reported the theft of four automobile rims and tires from her backyard. A neighbor reported having seen a red truck with a Razorback license plate parked in from of the reported residence in the hours prior to the theft.

First year to offer 'original extreme sport' at county fair

August 26, 2014

The 2014 Saline County Fair Association will be offering something new at this year's fair: The first bull riding competition on Thursday evening, Sept 14.

This event is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Thomas Arena at the fairgrounds.

Mollie Wright, a spokesperson for the fair board, said the bull-riding event will "showcase both novice and experienced riders from all over looking to ride a bull."

Longhills PUD gets OK from council

August 26, 2014

By a vote of 10-0, the Benton City Council gave its final approval to a planned use development for Longhills Golf Course.

An ordinance to approve the project passed on all three readings after council members voted for an emergency clause in the ordinance.

Lindsey Management submitted a plan to the Benton Planning and Zoning Commission to build 793 housing units contained in 43 complexes in the front nine holes area of the course. A public hearing on the plan, held before a standing-room-only audience, took place Aug. 12 in council chambers at the Benton Municipal Complex.

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