Well, the nervous biddy squad has officially invaded my town.
Yes, indeed. Setting off fireworks is now totally illegal in Benton, Ark. While towns run by city councils with a lick of sense generally make exceptions for people wanting to shoot off fireworks around the Fourth of July and New Year's Day, there is no such exception in place in my town.
And, man, does that suck.
You can read all about the ban here.