Mayor David Mattingly today announced a change to the cityâ€™s organization. Lamont Cornwell, the Director of Economic and Community Development is retiring effective September 5, 2014. He will be taking on a new challenge. He will become the Executive Director of the Saline County Economic Development Corporation.
â€śLamont has been an important part of Bentonâ€™s success over the past 4 years,â€ť said Mattingly, â€śand I am going to miss his daily presence, but I know he is not leaving our city, he is going to be working for all the citizens of Saline County.â€ť
William â€śSamâ€ť Brewer, 70, of Benton passed away at his home Aug. 20, 2014.
He was born Aug. 9, 1944, in Plainview to the late William and Icel Madden Brewer.
After graduation, Sam served in the Army, holding the rank of first lieutenant. After his military service, he worked for many years for Carter Oil Co. and then several years for John Olner Builders.Â He retired three years ago.
He loved his church family very much and cherished many good times with special friends Carlos and Margie Irizarry.