2013 - New Arkansas annexation news The rest of this page is history that we should not forget.

Salem Community fights annexation attempt

How the people in the small Salem Arkansas community convinced the City of Benton Arkansas (a city with more than 20 times the population) to give up their annexation attempt of August 12th.

Other possible actions to fight annexation

The City of Benton issued a press release announcing the August election being called off. Some of it might come back to haunt the city and Mayor Holland who is quoted as saying;

"...we care about what people in the Salem community think. We would prefer not to force anyone to come into Benton."