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[12 Oct 2010 | 3 Comments | 5,585 views]
School Board punts plans for new Panthers playfield

The Benton School Board set the table for yet another round of fights over a new football stadium for the Panthers.
The Saline Courier reported that the Benton School Board voted 4-3 to reverse an August decision to spend $11 million to replace C.W. Lewis Stadium, a downtown facility that was built in 1934.
The fate of C.W. Lewis has been a source of controversy these past few months in that some point out the aging facility should be replaced by a new field closer to the high school while others have …

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[24 Aug 2010 | 14 Comments | 16,342 views]
Benton Panthers leaving C.W. Lewis Stadium; controversy abounds

The vote is in — the Benton Panthers will leave the stadium they’ve called home since 1934.
Yes, this is the last season the Panthers will play in C.W. Lewis Stadium. The Benton School Board, last week, voted 4-3 to build a $10.8 million stadium in the Benton Athletic Complex — a facility that will certainly be dandy and is located closer to the high school.
For the record, I’m not a bit happy about this decision. While I well understand the need for a new stadium, I can’t help but feel …