A fireworks ban in Benton?

By Ethan Nobles on 2:20 AM

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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.

More information about the home buyer tax credit than you can shake a stick at

By Ethan Nobles on 2:03 AM

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There's been a lot of information floating around about the tax credits for first time and repeat home buyers lately.

Some of it has been great and some of has ... not been.

To put the record straight, here are a couple of links to articles with all kinds of information about the tax credits:

* Click here for an article about the extension of the closing date for the credits. That was signed into law and a post about that is here.

* Military personnel and some others have an extra year to buy homes and apply for the credit. Click here for information about that.