August 2nd, 2014
Arkansas residents can buy certain items without paying any sales tax from 12:01 a.m. today, Aug. 2, through Sunday Aug. 3 at 11:59 p.m.
Items that will be tax-free include clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item, clothing accessories and equipment if the items are less than $100 per item; school supplies; school art supplies and school instructional materials, according to an official statement from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.
ARKADELPHIA â€“ Construction of new student housing is under way on the Henderson State University campus and the renovation of Hendersonâ€™s Garrison Student Center is nearing completion.
â€śOur plans to construct new housing are a direct result of conversation with students and prospective students about their needs and desires,â€ť said Dr. Lewis Shepherd, vice president for student and external affairs. â€śStudents have been included in the process of determining what type of facility to build, as well as contributing to the decisions about where new residential options should be located.â€ť
The front entrance to Saline Memorial Hospital was closed Friday morning and will remain blocked while a renovation of the area is completed.
"This project is 100 percent funded by the Saline Memorial Health Foundation." says Matt Brumley, executive director of the foundation. "We are so grateful to those who have contributed to the foundation and we are extremely excited to begin this project.
"I cannot communicate how grateful we are for our supporters, our co-workers, our hospital and foundation board of directors, and our community for making this happen.