Archive - Jul 19, 2013 - News Article
Thursday morning Hot Spring County Judge Bill Scrimshire said he would probably know by Friday if he would issue a burn ban for the county. After Thursday's thunderstorms moved through, that decision became easier.
â€śI talked to people and everybody I talked to said they got some rain at their house,â€ť Scrimshire said Friday. â€śI just wish we hadn't got some storms. It really downed some trees.â€ť
Scrimshire said he hadn't heard much about damage around the county but a billboard on his property was damaged.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” State highway officials are updating lawmakers on the road projects that will be funded with a half-cent sales tax that took effect this month.
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett is scheduled to appear Thursday before a legislative committee to talk about the new road projects. Voters last year approved the tax, which will raise about $1.8 billion during the next decade for the state's highway needs. The half-cent tax increase is set to expire by 2023.
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