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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
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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