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"They're expected to have the supplies when they show up for school which is a pity because I understand the weekend after is the tax free holiday on it," says grandparent David Poore.
Metro schools start back August 1. The tax free holiday this year is August 3-5, but the State Revenue Department says don't blame us.
"The sales tax holiday in Tennessee is legislatively scheduled for the first full weekend of August and that's inclusive of the Friday, Saturday and Sunday," says Billy Trout with the Tennessee Department of Revenue.
People who live in most other Midstate counties will still get to cash in because their schools start back after the holiday. It's a tough pill for people like Sandy Schwarcz, who's trying to help her grandsons find the perfect backpack.
"Absolutely because 10% is a lot of tax," says grandparent Sandy Schwarcz.
There was some conversation among state lawmakers about pushing the Tennessee sales tax holiday back a few weeks. One bill would have pushed it back a week and another 2 weeks, but both died before ever coming up for a vote. The good news is the sales tax holiday applies to computers less than $1500, including tablets. There's a $100 limit on clothes, enough to get a designer gown at David's Bridal. If you're really on a budget, we found another gown for $78. If you can wait a few weeks, it'll be tax free. While it's scheduled to help families get back to school, the tax free weekend is for everybody. For more on what's exempt and what isn't, go to Fox17.com, click on FOX LINKS and look for TAX FREE HOLIDAY.
Thursday, July 19 2012, 11:33 PM CDT
Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
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