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      Benton residents await results of elections

      BENTON (KATV) - A community organization in Benton held a watch party Tuesday night as election results rolled in. GoBenton held the event at the Benton Event Center.{}There{}were four separate ballot initiatives in the city election:* Issue One will continue the city's current 1.5-cent sales tax that funds the majority of city operations. * Issue Two will add a 1/2-cent sales tax for improvements in public safety. * Issue Three will add a 1/2-cent sales tax for a major economic development project called the Riverside Park, which includes the development of a new Boys & Girls Club, a new Senior Wellness Center, a large special events building called The River Center, and a new Girls Softball Complex. * Issue Four authorizes the bonds necessary to fund the projects within Issue Three.KATV will the results of this election and others on Channel 7 News Nightside.
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