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Gas stations give discount to drivers who pay in cash

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A local gasoline and diesel fuel distributor is offering an incentive to drivers at the pump. Coulson Oil Company says they are testing a five cent discount at two Little Rock metro area gas stations for drivers paying in cash.

Instead of charging more for gas, they are charging less but only to those paying in paper, not plastic.

Tyler Fletcher passes by the Conoco Phillips 66 gas station in Morgan every afternoon.

When it is time to fill up, this is where she stops.

"I mostly just use my debit card for everything because it's quick and it's easy," says Fletcher.

But a second look at this station's prices may change that.

"There are times that I send more to the credit card companies in fees than I make off a gallon of gas," says Coulson Oil President, David Zakrzewski.

He says large debit card processing fees have his company offering an incentive to drivers.

Top 10 overall high school football teams in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The top 10 overall high school football teams in Arkansas and the top five in Classes 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A and 2A, as voted by a panel of Associated Press-member sports writers and broadcasters. Ranking is given with first-place votes received, records, total points and last week's rankings.



1. Bentonville (12) 1-01371

2. FS Southside (1) 1-01182

3. Spr. Har-Ber 1-0963

4. Pulaski Academy (1) 1-0846

5. Fayetteville 1-0784

6. West Memphis 1-0537

7. Conway 0-1425

8. Lake Hamilton 1-03810

9. Greenwood 1-033

10. El Dorado 1-0253

Others receiving votes: North Little Rock 18, FS Northside 13, Jonesboro 8, Pine Bluff 6, Batesville 6, Cabot 4, Bryant 3, LR Catholic 3, Rogers Heritage 3, Nashville 2.

Class 6A


1. Lake Hamilton (7) 1-0612

2. El Dorado (4) 1-0573

3. Jonesboro (1) 1-0384

New etiquette rules for CATA buses

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA) has formally published an etiquette guide.

"It's basic common sense," said Kris Newell, of t Customer Service for the Central Arkansas Transit Authority

Newell discussed why CATA published this handbook.

"It wasn't because anything particular had happened, it was just that we had a policy in place and documentation...just seems that that's the way you have to go now," Newell said.

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority's Etiquette Guide has been standard operating policy for years, but now it's officially in print. And passengers have a 25-day window to review the full policy before it takes effect Oct. 1.

"No one will be able to say they didn't know, that they couldn't do this and that a bus," Newell said.

Early voting begins today for LR sales tax increase

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock voters can cast their ballots starting Tuesday through Monday, September 12 on whether to approve a one-cent sales tax increase.

Voters are deciding two measures: a 3/8 percent local sales and compensating use tax for capital improvements that would expire in 2021 and a 5/8 percent local sales and compensating use tax to pay for the city's general operations.

Right now the city has a half-cent sales tax, one of the lowest in the state.

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Wildwood Park toasts to 'Wine & Food Festival'

WEST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Be deliciously overindulged with Wildwood Park for the Arts' 14th Annual Wine and Food Festival.

Guests will revel in over 150 specially selected wines and artful edibles created by the area's finest chefs and restaurants.

Culinary participants include Lulav Eatery, Acadia, Ashley's, Capriccio Grill, Ferneau, Boscos, Bravo! Cucina Italia, Chenal Country Club, ZaZa's, Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro, The House Gastro Pub, and The Blue Cake Company.

Lulav Eatery will be whipping up a delicious bouillabaisse which you can sample at the event or try and make yourself (see recipe below).

With an international selection of wines from well-known and new producers, guests will enjoy an evening of unique entertainment including grape stomping, silent auction, and chances to win bottles of wine at the Festival's cork pull.