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June 19th, 2014

Justin Moore to perform at October banquet

June 19, 2014

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Saline County has landed a major country western music star as headliner for the club's annual "Night to be Great" banquet.

Justin Moore will be the main headliner for the club's event.

The banquet is a major fundraising event for the organization and is set for Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Benton Event Center.

Emmy Rogers, director of development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Saline County says a huge crowd is expected, but pointed out that tables and tickets will not be available to purchase until 8 a.m. on Aug. 1.

U.S. senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

June 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.

The plan offered by Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., would raise the 18.4 cents-a-gallon federal gas tax and 24.4 cents-a-gallon diesel tax each by 12 cents over the next two years, and then index the taxes to keep pace with inflation. The increase would be applied in two increments of 6 cents each.

Tiny Arkansas town to dedicate park for Angelou

June 19, 2014

STAMPS — Stamps has approved a plan to dedicate its only park in honor of the small Arkansas town's most famous former resident, the late poet Maya Angelou.

The Stamps City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to dedicate the park for Angelou who died May 28. Angelou lived in Stamps as a child, but she was later critical of the town in her acclaimed autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

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