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  The total solar eclipse is upon us and in the final days before our area is inundated with tourists hoping for clear skies and a front-row view, law enforcement and emergency responders are doing their best to make preparations for safety.

  Solar panels were installed at the entrance of Mike Miller Park in Draffenville last week as part of an educational and demonstration effort by Big Rivers Electric Corporation. The solar station is funded in part through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for Am…

 Officials representing the City of Benton, Benton Park Board, Marshall County, the Marshall County Disc Golf Club and Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) gathered near the Joe Creason Community Building at the H.H. Lovett Park last week for the groundbreaking ceremony of a nine-hole di…

  Justin Lamb (D), 30, of Benton, who is currently serving his first term as Benton City Councilman, last week announced his intent to run for Marshall County 1st District Commissioner in the 2018 general election. Incumbent Commissioner Bob Gold (D), who is currently serving his third term,…

  “You don’t earn a Purple Heart. You sacrifice with your blood for a Purple Heart. I am one proud veteran to wear it.” said Jerry Thompson, member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and two-time recipient of the medal.