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City Employee of the Month for December (Video)

Sgt. Lisa Stuart of the Benton Police Department has been named Employee of the Month for December 2014. Her dedication and willingness to go the extra mile for citizens of Benton is a credit to her as well as our community. Meet Sgt. Stuart in the video below.



Polar Plunge at Hurricane Lake (Video)

Two members of the Mayor's Youth Council as well as several members of Benton's Police Department plunged into Hurricane Lake this past weekend to support the Special Olympics of Arkansas. See a video of the event below.



Fox 16 Reports on Riverside Park Progress

Last night, Fox Channel 16 reported on the progress that is being made on Riverside Park Complex. You can view the report and the associated article by clicking here.

Benton Animal Control Finds Home for 19 Lucky Dogs (Video)

Last week, Benton Animal Control transported 19 dogs to the Denkai Animal Sanctuary in Denver, Colorado. Check out the video below to see the event.



Martin Luther King Day Celebration a Huge Success (Video)

The Benton Event Center was selected by the Martin Luther King Commission as the site of this year's state celebration of Martin Luther King Day. It was a huge success drawing a crowd from across the state as people celebrated the remembrance of Dr. King with a day of service. Below is a video of the event as well as the parade that took place that afternoon. Have a look.



Benton is Volunteer Community of the Year

Volunteer Community of the Year Award Ceremony

Pictured above is Mayor David Mattingly and his Executive Assistant, Tina Coston, receiving the Volunteer Community of the Year Award for Benton. The awards are given by the Department of Volunteerism at the Municipal League Winter Conference. Governor Hutchinson personally presented the awards to the winning communities.

Sign is Up for New Fire Station

If you've been out on Hwy 5 lately, between Alcoa Road and the Harp's Store, you may have seen the sign below.

City Inaugurates Newly Elected Officials (Video)

The Inauguration Ceremony for newly elected city officials was held at City Hall last Saturday. Please watch the video below for a recap of the events of the day.


Benton Earns "City of Distinction" Award

Benton's approval of, and progress on, the Riverside Park Complex has earned it a "City of Distinction" award for 2014 from Crews and Associates. The award was given in the "quality of life" category. The article detailed the features of Riverside Park, including the 87,000 square foot River Center, the 50,000 SF Boys and Girls Club, the 18,500 SF Senior Wellness Center, the aquatic center, four basketball courts, three soccer fields, and five softball fields.

City Employee of the Month for November (Video)

Jennings Sewell, Water Distribution Foreman, was named employee of the month for November. Mr. Sewell has been with the city for nearly 34 years. View the video below to learn more about Mr. Sewell and water distribution.