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2013 Sales Tax Holiday

Sales Tax Holiday August 9-10, 2013 During the August 9-10 sales tax holiday, the following items will be exempt:Clothing

(including footwear) with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item. The exemptionexcludes clothing accessories such as jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches, and watchbands.

Examples of exempt items:

Antique/vintage clothing Aprons, household and shop Athletic clothing (e.g., ski wear, uniforms, tennis apparel) Athletic pads Athletic supporters Baby receiving blankets Baby clothes Bandanas Bathing suits and caps Bathing suit cover-ups Belts and suspenders Belts for weightlifting or back support Blouses Bras Caps and hats Coats and jackets of all types Capes, shawls, and wraps Corsets and corset laces Costumes Coveralls Dresses Diapers, children and adult, including disposable and reusable diapers and diaper covers Ear muffs Football pads Footwear of all types including cleated and spiked shoes Formal wear Garters and garter belts Girdles Gloves and mittens for any purpose Hats and caps Hand muffs Headbands (athletic) Helmets Hosiery Insoles and inserts for shoes Knee pads Lab coats Leg warmers Leotards and tights Lingerie Neckties and bowties Pants Rainwear Robes Scarves Shin guards Shirts Shoe laces Shorts and skorts  Skates (ice, roller, roller blades) Skirts Sleepwear Socks Suits Sweaters T-shirts Underwear including long or thermal underwear Uniforms, athletic and non-athletic Vests

Examples of taxable items:

Baby bibs Belt buckles sold separately Briefcases Clothing accessories or equipment Clothing that is rented or leased Corsages and boutonnieres Cosmetics Crib blankets Cuff links Diaper bags Eyewear, nonprescription Fanny packs Hair notions including, but not limited to, barrettes, hair bows, and hair nets Handbags Handkerchiefs Hard hats Jewelry Key cases Life jackets and vests

The exemption does not apply to: Items used in a trade or business or for resale, or rentals; or sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants, or airports.

Computers

During the August 9-10 sales tax holiday, the following items will be exempt:Single purchases, with a sales price of $1,000.00 or less, of personal computers and personalcomputer-related accessories. The exemption excludes cellular devices, furniture, and computer-relatedaccessories designed for recreational use.

Examples of exempt items:

Batteries (designed for a computer) Cables (computer)  Car adaptors for laptops Central processing units Compact disk drives Computers including electronic book readers and laptop, desktop, handheld, tablet, and tower computers, consisting of a central processing unit, random access memory, and a storage drive Data storage devices (e.g., DVDs, CDs, flash drives, diskettes, memory cards) (excluding those designed for use in digital cameras or other taxable items) Docking stations (designed for a computer)  Hard drives (computer) Keyboards (computer) Memory Microphones Modems Monitors Motherboard Mouses Nonrecreational software (e.g., antivirus, word processing, financial, database, educational) Personal digital assistant devices (except cellular telephones) Port replicators Printer cartridges Printers (including "all-in-one" models) Routers Scanners Speakers (computer) Web cameras Zip drives

Examples of taxable items:

Batteries (regular) Cases for electronic devices CDs/DVDs (music, voice or prerecorded item) Cellular telephones Computer bags Computers for recreation (games and toys) Copy machines Digital cameras Games and gaming software Game controllers (e.g., joy sticks) Game systems and consoles MP3 Players or accessories Projectors Rented computers or computer accessories Surge protectors  Televisions  

The exemption does not apply to: Items used in a trade or business or for resale, or rentals; or sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants, or airports.

School Supplies

During the August 9-10 sales tax holiday, the following items will be exempt:General school supplies to be used in the classroom or in classroom-related activities with a salesprice of $20.00 or less per item.

Examples of exempt items:

Appointment books Book bags, including backpack-style bags Book covers Bookmarks Calculators Chalk Children's books Clipboards Compasses Composition books Correction fluid Crayons Daily planners and agendas Dictionaries Dividers Erasers, chalkboard and pencil File jackets Flash cards Folders Glue Highlighters Index cards Ink Ink cartridges Labels Loose-leaf binders Lunch boxes Markers Notebooks and memo books Organizers Paper (e.g., notebook, construction, printer, graph, easel pads) Paper clips Paste Pencil boxes Pencil lead Pencil sharpeners Pencils Pens Portfolios Protractors Rubber bands Rulers Scissors Sheet protectors Staplers and staples Sticky notes Tape and tape refills Thesauruses

 

Examples of taxable items:

  • Books (except children's books, dictionaries and thesauruses)
  • Briefcases
  • Envelopes
  • Janitorial Supplies
  • Medical Supplies
  • Supplies used in a trade or business

The exemption does not apply to: Items used in a trade or business or for resale, or rentals; or sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants, or airports.

Kathern Snorton Scholarship

The L.E.A.D. Foundation, Inc. | Katherine Snorton Scholarship Program

Contact:

Andrew SnortonProgram Director, The LEAD Foundation, Inc.Phone:  678-632-5323Email:  asnorton@theleadfoundation.org

The L.E.A.D. Foundation, Inc. through its Katherine Snorton Scholarship Program, is providing funding opportunities for metro-Atlanta graduating high school seniors, college students, and professional students.  The applications are available via the foundation’s website of www.theleadfoundation.org and clicking on the link for the Katherine Snorton Scholarship Program.

 

Named in memory of the grandmother of one of the board members, funding opportunities are available for Metro-area high school seniors, undergraduate students, and professional students.  Priority is given to potential first generation college students from emerging communities (i.e. African-American or Spanish speaking), but all are encouraged to apply.

 

High school seniors must attend a metro-Atlanta high school (public or private) and are scheduled to attend a 4-year, 2-year, trade, or technical school.  Undergraduates and professional students must be from a metro-Atlanta high school or attend a 4-year, 2-year, trade, or technical school located in the metro-Atlanta area.

 

Last year, through its scholarship program, nearly $12,000 is awarded to students.  A similar amount is expected for the upcoming year.

 

Applications must be post-marked by March, 1, 2013 in order to be considered.  Scholarship recipients are to be notified of their awards by the week of March 25th (2013).

 

For additional information, please refer to the foundation’s website of www.theleadfoundation.org; you may also call 678-632-5323 for details.

 

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Through its REEL Project, Alpha Leadership Program, College Prep Boot Camp, Spring Break College Tour, Math, Science, and Technology Summer Camp, Katherine Snorton Scholarship Program, and its Grown Folks Summit, the board members of the L.E.A.D. Foundation, Inc. combined with its volunteers, patrons, and supporters, provide year-round services for students in grades 6-12, as well as parents and others in the community.  Through these combined efforts, the foundation is able to realize its goal of developing tomorrow’s leaders…today.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Celebration 2013

Keeping the Dream Alive | Continuing The Journey - 'The Next Movement'The MLK March Committee is celebrating more than 40 years of preserving the history heritage and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  As the largest King Holiday Celebration in the country, the week long festivities include a number of free and open events to the public.  Events include Teach-ins at Metro Atlanta Area schools, a Youth Conference, A Gospel Concert, The Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Brunch and the March and Rally.  Bring your family and friends to these MLK Celebration events! 2013 Schedule Of EventsSunday January 13,  10:45AMFellowship Zion Grove Baptist ChurchRev, Harvey Freeman, Pastor606 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA  30312Friday, January 1810th Annual King Holiday Human Rights Prayer Breakfast 8AM - 10:30AM 265 Peachtree St., NEAtlanta, GASaturday January 19 9:00AM - 3:00PMYOUTH CONFERENCEIBEW Auditorium501 Pulliam St.Atlanta, GA Registration: 9:30AMFor info e-mail: 0emtay08@gmail.comSunday, January 205PM - 7:30PMFREE Gospel ConcertSt Peter Missionary Baptist ChurchRev.Eric Thomas, Pastor1558 Venitian Dr. Atlanta, GA 30311Monday, January 21 10:00 AMBayard Rustin/Audre Lorde BrunchSt. Mark's United Methodist Church 781 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30303MARCH & RALLYAssembly @ 1:15PM January 21,2:00pmPeachtree and Baker St/ Xenora Clayton Way

HGTV Casting Call

ATTENTION SINGLE PARENT HOMEOWNERS: HGTV is seeking a SINGLE PARENT home with TEENAGE children to participate in a new TV show!  Is your house cluttered, inefficient, and in a constant state of disrepair? Have you started renovation projects only to stop before they are finished? Are things constantly breaking dow

n, making you and your kids feel overwhelmed with the state of your home? Then we want to talk to you! If you’re a single parent with teenage children then please contact us at castingrenovation@gmail.com and tell us about it! Let us know how the chaos in your house is affecting your quality of life as a family, and what needs to be improved. DON’T FORGET to include photos of the home and family, and the best way for us to contact you!  We look forward to hearing from you!  castingrenovation@gmail.com

Feed My School - Georgia Department of Agriculture

State Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is now accepting new applications for school districts interested in participating in this year’s “Feed My School for a Week” program in Georgia.

Applications will be due on October 19, 2012.  If you are interested in nominating your school for the program, please have your nutritional director contact Melanie Harris at Melanie.Harris@agr.georgia.gov

Learn more about the program

 

Six Flags Over Georgia Offers Free Admission to U.S. Military

Park Hosting Military Appreciation Days to Honor Servicemen and Women

Six Flags Over Georgia announced today that it will host Military Appreciation Days the last two weekends in September where active military personnel can receive complimentary admission tickets to enjoy the largest regional theme park in the Southeast. Active and reservist members of the U.S. military can present their current military identification cards at any of the Six Flags Over Georgia ticket windows September 17-18 and 24-25 to receive complimentary admission for themselves and up to three dependants. If current members of the military need to purchase additional tickets, they may do so for 50 percent off the main-gate admission price. Retired military may also purchase tickets for half price. If an individual serving in the military is deployed during these dates, their spouse and up to three dependants may receive complimentary admission during Military Appreciation Days with a current military identification card. Six Flags Over Georgia is currently open weekends only.  Fright Fest at Six Flags, the largest Halloween event in Atlanta, will take place weekends in October. For more information, including park hours, visit sixflags.com/overgeorgia.

United Way 2012

Did you know that any given day, 2,500 children are homeless in metro Atlanta? When you give to United Way, you help provide permanent housing, food, counseling, health care and more to thousands of men, women and children. 

KISS 104's  goal is to raise “10 Grand in 10 Days”!

Text RISE to 80088 to donate $10 to United Way

From now until Sept. 6, pick up your mobile phone and text a donation to the United Way. Be sure to reply ‘Yes’ to confirm your donation.

Each text is a $10 donation to United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. To give more, text multiple times. Charges will appear on your wireless bill or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to 80088 to stop. Text HELP to 80088 for help.

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2012 Sales Tax Holiday

Sales Tax Holiday August 10-11, 2012 During the August 10-11 sales tax holiday, the following items will be exempt:Clothing

(including footwear) with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item. The exemptionexcludes clothing accessories such as jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches, and watchbands.

Examples of exempt items:

Antique/vintage clothing Aprons, household and shop Athletic clothing (e.g., ski wear, uniforms, tennis apparel) Athletic pads Athletic supporters Baby receiving blankets Baby clothes Bandanas Bathing suits and caps Bathing suit cover-ups Belts and suspenders Belts for weightlifting or back support Blouses Bras Caps and hats Coats and jackets of all types Capes, shawls, and wraps Corsets and corset laces Costumes Coveralls Dresses Diapers, children and adult, including disposable and reusable diapers and diaper covers Ear muffs Football pads Footwear of all types including cleated and spiked shoes Formal wear Garters and garter belts Girdles Gloves and mittens for any purpose Hats and caps Hand muffs Headbands (athletic) Helmets Hosiery Insoles and inserts for shoes Knee pads Lab coats Leg warmers Leotards and tights Lingerie Neckties and bowties Pants Rainwear Robes Scarves Shin guards Shirts Shoe laces Shorts and skorts  Skates (ice, roller, roller blades) Skirts Sleepwear Socks Suits Sweaters T-shirts Underwear including long or thermal underwear Uniforms, athletic and non-athletic Vests

Examples of taxable items:

Baby bibs Belt buckles sold separately Briefcases Clothing accessories or equipment Clothing that is rented or leased Corsages and boutonnieres Cosmetics Crib blankets Cuff links Diaper bags Eyewear, nonprescription Fanny packs Hair notions including, but not limited to, barrettes, hair bows, and hair nets Handbags Handkerchiefs Hard hats Jewelry Key cases Life jackets and vests

The exemption does not apply to: Items used in a trade or business or for resale, or rentals; or sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants, or airports.

Computers

During the August 10-11 sales tax holiday, the following items will be exempt:Single purchases, with a sales price of $1,000.00 or less, of personal computers and personalcomputer-related accessories. The exemption excludes cellular devices, furniture, and computer-relatedaccessories designed for recreational use.

Examples of exempt items:

Batteries (designed for a computer) Cables (computer)  Car adaptors for laptops Central processing units Compact disk drives Computers including electronic book readers and laptop, desktop, handheld, tablet, and tower computers, consisting of a central processing unit, random access memory, and a storage drive Data storage devices (e.g., DVDs, CDs, flash drives, diskettes, memory cards) (excluding those designed for use in digital cameras or other taxable items) Docking stations (designed for a computer)  Hard drives (computer) Keyboards (computer) Memory Microphones Modems Monitors Motherboard Mouses Nonrecreational software (e.g., antivirus, word processing, financial, database, educational) Personal digital assistant devices (except cellular telephones) Port replicators Printer cartridges Printers (including "all-in-one" models) Routers Scanners Speakers (computer) Web cameras Zip drives

Examples of taxable items:

Batteries (regular) Cases for electronic devices CDs/DVDs (music, voice or prerecorded item) Cellular telephones Computer bags Computers for recreation (games and toys) Copy machines Digital cameras Games and gaming software Game controllers (e.g., joy sticks) Game systems and consoles MP3 Players or accessories Projectors Rented computers or computer accessories Surge protectors  Televisions  

The exemption does not apply to: Items used in a trade or business or for resale, or rentals; or sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants, or airports.

School Supplies

During the August 10-11 sales tax holiday, the following items will be exempt:General school supplies to be used in the classroom or in classroom-related activities with a salesprice of $20.00 or less per item.

Examples of exempt items:

Appointment books Book bags, including backpack-style bags Book covers Bookmarks Calculators Chalk Children's books Clipboards Compasses Composition books Correction fluid Crayons Daily planners and agendas Dictionaries Dividers Erasers, chalkboard and pencil File jackets Flash cards Folders Glue Highlighters Index cards Ink Ink cartridges Labels Loose-leaf binders Lunch boxes Markers Notebooks and memo books Organizers Paper (e.g., notebook, construction, printer, graph, easel pads) Paper clips Paste Pencil boxes Pencil lead Pencil sharpeners Pencils Pens Portfolios Protractors Rubber bands Rulers Scissors Sheet protectors Staplers and staples Sticky notes Tape and tape refills Thesauruses

 

Examples of taxable items:

  • Books (except children's books, dictionaries and thesauruses)
  • Briefcases
  • Envelopes
  • Janitorial Supplies
  • Medical Supplies
  • Supplies used in a trade or business

The exemption does not apply to: Items used in a trade or business or for resale, or rentals; or sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants, or airports.

KISS 104 Day of Action

These are still tough economic times, with nearly 2 million Georgia residents living in poverty. Join United Way on June 21 for its national Day of Action volunteer effort to help those in need. Locally, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta is asking businesses, nonprofits, civic groups, government, families and individuals to set up and take part in a volunteer project of your choice. Whether it’s organizing a corporate team to stock food at a pantry, donating a business suit to a neighbor short on cash and looking for work, encouraging the kids to donate their unused toys to charity, or tutoring at a school, United Way wants to mobilize the community on June 21 to volunteer, give back and LIVE UNITED. Doing a little can mean so much for someone struggling to cope in these tough times. What will your do on June 21st? Go to www.unitedwayatlanta.org/dayofaction and find a volunteer opportunity, or do something on your own, in your neighborhood or with your family and friends to make a difference in your community. Just get involved on June 21 to help change a life!! Join KISS 104.1 at the Douglas County Boys & Girls Club. Volunteers will help with gardening, sorting donations and painting. Sign up to volunteer here Location:Douglas County Boys & Girls Club 8828 Gurley Rd. Douglasville, GA 30134

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