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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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About a month ago, the Benton School Board voted 4-3 to essentially abandon C.W. Lewis Stadium in favor of a snazzy, $10.8 million facility in the Benton Athletic Complex.
Naturally, a lot of residents of this fair city were irate — the Benton Panthers have played football at C.W. Lewis since 1934 and the efforts to toss out the downtown facility like an aluminum can alongside I-30 were not viewed favorably in some circles.
Two of the four School Board members who voted for the new stadium — Steve Deere and Judd …