The new Dollar General building popped up about two months ago in Benton, and it should be ready to open by Feb. 12.

Mike Heltzel, superintendent of real estate and construction company Rupe Helmer, is overseeing the project. Rupe Helmer of Tulsa, Okla. has been putting up stores for the Dollar General Corporation for about seven years.

Heltzel thinks the Dollar General will be a good fit for the community.

"Everybody that stops by and looks at it has positive comments," he said.

The new store will start being loaded with shelves and product on Feb. 5.