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on what's included in the sales tax holiday and what's not-----
Cockran's of Franklin are planning to buy a piece of technology this
weekend , since their son will now be allowed to bring it to school for
Keri Cockran/ Franklin Mom
The devices we're
looking at are in the $200 - 300 dollar range. That's a big ticket
item.. So somewhere $20 - $30 dollars it all adds up.
all tech products are included. The item has to be under $1500
dollars. Bundles computers are. But monitors, keyboards, speakers, and
printers bought separately are not. E-readers, video games, &
Softwaredon't qualify either.
Clothing is another big savings draw. And no, you don't have to be a student to take part.
Lynda Erwin / Sears Manager
can shop for apparel this weekend tax free. So it's a good time if you
have students who are going back to school... or if you just want to go
out and buy some new things for your fall wardrobe..
says: Clothing can be confusing, but it's really simple if you just
remember this. Items under $100 like this windbreaker qualify. Items
over $100 like this sportcoat do not.
The same goes for shoes---athletic, dress, heels... it's all included.
But jewelry, bags and sports equipment are not.
Finally, school supplies under $100 bucks are tax exempt.
This Lewisburg teacher will be combing the aisles this weekend buying supplies for her students who can't afford them.
Debra Crable /Lewisburg Teacher
can get their own and bring it in.. But for the ones that don't, I
always make sure I have enough for everbody.. No one ever feels left
To learn more about the tax free holiday, go to Fox17.com click Foxlinks and look for Tax Free.
Wednesday, August 1 2012, 10:44 PM CDT
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.