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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.

Atlanta Restaurants Provide Traditional Thanksgiving Fare and Black Friday Escape

Atlanta Restaurants Provide Traditional Thanksgiving Fare and Black Friday Escape

 

With Thanksgiving less than a month away, there are two important choices to be made. Atlantans must decide whether to cook or to make reservations, and whether to shop Black Friday or to leave the bargain hunting to others. Whichever decision wins out, the city’s dining scene has something for everyone.

Atkins Park Tavern in Virginia-Highland and Atkins Park Tavern in Smyrna are offering guests Thanksgiving menus that will certainly leave them giving thanks for the chef. At both restaurants, the meal is $20 for adults, $15 for young adults and $8 for children 10 and under (tax and gratuity not included). Patrons can start celebrating the holiday at 5 p.m.

KENNESAW: Home Depot to create 700 jobs

KENNESAW, Ga. -- The Home Depot, based in Cobb County next to Atlanta, will open a new national customer support center in Kennesaw, also in Cobb County, next year, ultimately creating 700 jobs.

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced the $24 million project on Wednesday.

"The Home Depot is a great Georgia success story, and this announcement of significant job creation adds to the company's well-established track record of creating meaningful work opportunities for Georgians," Deal said in a statement.

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.)

Growing Up A Turner

Can you imagine what it would be like growing up in the shadow of Ted Turner? Watch as we talk to his two daughters, Laura and Jenny, about their childhood and how they hope to help save the planet. 

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Vinings Business Association Hosts Annual Oktoberfest

Vinings Business Association Hosts Annual Oktoberfest

 Robert Meyring believes in giving back to his community in extraordinary ways.  Prior to starting the Meyring Law Firm in 2007, he started a professional neighborhood landscape service that beautified hundreds of Atlanta homes.  He continued to operate the neighborhood service throughout Emory Law School and sold it shortly before entering the practice of law.

Owen Malcolm Named President of Sanders Financial Management

Owen Malcolm Named President of Sanders Financial Management

Founder Emily Sanders Continues as Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer

 

Sanders Financial Management, an Atlanta-based financial advisory and investment management firm, today announced the promotion of Owen Malcolm, CFP, to President of the firm.  The firm’s founder, Emily Sanders, will continue as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer and adds Chairman of the Board to her titles.

 

The changes were made at the firm’s October 16, 2011 Board of Directors meeting.  Malcolm brings 11 years of experience with the company to his new position.  He has managed the day-to-day activities of the firm for several years and will continue to do so in his new role.