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[26 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,293 views]
The week in review

So, did everyone have a good Christmas? Was Santa good to everyone?
We at First Arkansas News sure hope so and well understand that the festivities of the season may have kept some people from checking in here and picking up the latest news. In case you missed anything, we’ve provided this handy review of the stories we’ve had for the past week. Yay!
Before getting into that, however, it’s time to plug the easy ways to keep up with this little site. We’ve got email updates, an RSS feed and new …

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[22 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 3,017 views]
Benton says ‘so long’ to Mayor Holland

Benton residents gathered Tuesday at the Gene Moss Building at Tyndall Park for a reception honoring departing Mayor Rick Holland.
Holland lost his mayoral race in a runoff against challenger David Mattingly last month. Holland was Benton’s mayor for two back-to-back terms — a rarity in a city that has a tendency to change its mayors frequently. Holland, in an interview with First Arkansas News, said he hasn’t quite figured out what he’s going to do come January when he leaves the Mayor’s office. However he told the about 300 people …

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[23 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 2,846 views]
Benton gets a new mayor

The runoff results are in and Benton Mayor Rick Holland is out.
According to unofficial results from Saline County, challenger David Mattingly defeated Holland got 2,526 votes and Holland received 1,215 in Tuesday’s runoff election. It’s been a rough year for incumbents, indeed.
Holland and Mattingly were forced into the runoff after the Nov. 2 elections. There were three candidates in Benton’s mayoral race — Holland, Mattingly and Don White. Holland led the pack with 41.32 percent of the votes and Mattingly finished second with 28.49 percent.
In Shannon Hills, Mike Kemp is …

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[3 Nov 2010 | 5 Comments | 3,684 views]
Big night for Arkansas Republicans

Arkansas entered the day as a state what was represented primarily by Democrats in Washington.
Now, Republicans dominate the state’s congressional delegation.
Here’s how it went down:
* In a hotly contested Senate race, Republican John Boozman defeated Democrat Blanche Lincoln. The final vote hasn’t been tallied yet, but that race was called in Boozman’s favor as soon as the polls closed.
Lincoln, the incumbent senator, angered Arkansas voters with her support of health care reform. The voters responded as expected, leaving Boozman as the first Republican senator from Arkansas since Tim Hutchinson embarrassed …

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[9 Oct 2010 | 4 Comments | 4,025 views]
Reporter’s Notebook: Old Fashioned Day

BENTON — Jamie Smith posted a reporter’s notebook earlier this week about the big Bike, Blues and BBQ shindig in Fayetteville.
I thought that was a great idea. Such a great idea, in fact, that I figured I’d swipe it and post a reporter’s notebook of my very own about Old Fashioned Day in Benton.
Old Fashioned Day is a big deal here in Benton and was held today for the 36th year. In addition to giving Saline County residents (and some out-of-area folks, too) together for a day of fun, music, …