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State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Revenue stamped its approval on $50 million in donations under the Georgia Scholarship Tax Credit Program.

The program lets people and businesses get tax credit for donations to scholarships for Georgia children to attend private schools.

Fifty million dollars is the most allowed under the program. In 2012, the statewide cap on donations will increase by the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index until 2018.

Individuals can donate up to $1,000, while married couples have a donation cap of $2,500. Corporations can donate up to 75 percent of their state income tax liability.

The American Federation for Children estimated more than 6,000 students last year got scholarships to attend private schools through the program.

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

ATLANTA, Ga. – Thanksgiving is traditionally a holiday reserved for fellowship with family and friends. Most of us enjoy a huge meal, fight through the subsequent stomachache, hang with your favorite cousins and watch football, however, everyone doesnt enjoy turkey day in the same fashion. Some families have unique traditions that may not be consistent with, what we would call an average Thanksgiving. So, if you’re looking to change-up your routine, check out some of the ideas the “Where U Live” team put together.   

Hall Book Exchange to Host Relationship Author Barbara J. Peters for Book Signing

Hall Book Exchange to Host Relationship Author Barbara J. Peters for Book Signing

This Saturday, November 5th, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., The Hall Book Exchange located at 1854 Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville will host relationship author Barbara J. Peters who will talk about and sign her latest book, "He Said, She Said, I Said, 7 Keys to Relationship Success."

A couples counselor, located in Cumming, Barbara says she began to notice a consistency in the areas of concern for couples and even though patterns connected to the way that they responded to each other regarding these issues...and that's when the idea of "He Said, She Said, I Said" formed in her mind. According to Peters, "This book takes some universal concerns, questions, and thoughts and gives new perspectives for making relationships work."

Kids in Costume Eat Free for Halloween in Cumming GA

Kids in Costume Eat Free for Halloween in Cumming GA

Over the Halloween weekend, there are a few places in Cumming to snag a free meal … or two!

So plan ahead and save a lot this weekend.   Read More ...

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces Seniors for Seniors Program

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces  Seniors for Seniors Program

 

Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) is initiating a Seniors for Seniors program, providing a way for seniors age 65 and older to adopt senior golden retrievers (10 years and older) by waiving the adoption fee or facilitating a permanent foster home arrangement.

In the last few years, Adopt a Golden Atlanta, the largest golden retriever rescue in the Southeast and fourth largest in the US, has seen an increase in the number of older dogs coming into the program – either due to passing of their owner or because of economic reasons.  “We’ve seen a four-fold increase in the number of seniors we’ve taken in,” reports Lauren Genkinger, AGA’s president and founder.  “So we’re announcing this program that is a win-win for both seniors involved – the human and the golden retriever,” she continues.

For many breeds, such as golden retrievers, the average life span has been 10 to 12 years, but with the current a

50% off One Month of QuickStart Tennis Lessons with Big Time Sports in Cumming ($60 value)!

50% off One Month of QuickStart Tennis Lessons with Big Time Sports in Cumming ($60 value)!

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