NOTICE FROM THE CITY OF BENTON: House demolition set for Thursday morning

Demolition of the house on the corner of Richards Street and Sevier Street in Benton will begin Nov. 14 between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to the City of Benton. The house was condemned on Sept. 23 when the city council passed Resolution 41 of 2013. City records indicate the house was built in 1902, but has fallen into disrepair for several years.
Residents should expect emergency sirens to sound in the area prior to the beginning of demolition. The fire department will soak the area and be on hand to spray the home with water to help prevent the spread of dust from the demolition.
Completion of the demolition is expected to require two days.