An ethics complaint filed against Bauxite Mayor Johnny McMahan by Bauxite resident Deborah Purifoy has been dismissed.
The complaint, filed April 1, alleged that McMahan utilized city resources to advocate the passage of a half-cent sales and use tax measure presented to Bauxite voters on May 20, 2014.
The proposed tax failed by seven votes.
Three Benton police officers recently graduated from advanced criminal justice programs offered through the Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock.
Detective Brett Carpenter graduated from the Crime Scene Technician Certificate Program.
This six-week program includes: crime scene management and photography, latent print processing, biological and trace evidence, impression evidence, crime scene sketching and report writing and crime scene investigation, said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.