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Cut taxes or not? Mayor awaits AG ruling on proposed slash

BENTON — Benton Mayor David Mattingly said he has found a way to cut taxes paid by city residents, but before taking the proposal to the Benton City Council, he is waiting for a ruling from Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to see if the idea is allowed by state tax laws.

Sons of Confederate Veteran's 11th Annual Gun and Relic Show

The Sons of Confederate Veteran's held their 11th Annual Gun and Relic Show Saturday, September 13th at the Shoppach House in Benton. 

Mayor's Youth Council Hosts 2nd Annual Bike-A-Thon

The Benton Mayor's Youth Council, in conjunction with Haskell and Bryant Youth Council's, hosted the 2nd Annual Bike-A-Thon to raise money for the Saline County Imagination Library on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Movies in the Park presents FROZEN Friday, September 26th

Movies in the Park presents

               FROZEN

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sunset (approx. 7:30 p.m.)

Tyndall Park Amphitheater

              Free for all

BNPD Kicking Off Citizens Police Academy Soon

It is that time of the year again when we at the Benton Police Department will be hosting our annual citizen’s police academy.  

The citizen’s police academy is a nine session program over eight weeks (eight Tuesday nights and one Saturday) designed to give participants a better understanding of police functions and responsibilities. Participants will be able to experience such classes as; criminal investigation, patrol functions, narcotic investigations, school resource, crime prevention, traffic stops, K-9, and the gun range. 

Mayor David Mattingly Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Service Award Luncheon

A Service Award Luncheon was held on September 4th where the Mayor recognized employees with 10 years of service or more. We thank those pictured above for their hard work and dedication to the City of Benton. 

Operation Medicine Cabinet September 27th, 2014

BNPD Warns of Possible Police Impersonator In The City Of Benton

On 8/23/14, at approximately 8:30 PM, officers with the Benton Police Department make contact with an individual about possible suspicious activity.

According to the individual, she was pulled over near the intersection of Jackman St. and Airlane Dr. by what appeared to be an undercover police car.  It was described as being an older model, dark colored four door car with one blue light on the front dash.