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An update on tax credits for education

A college education remains a big-ticket item. In fact, the average annual tuition at a private four-year college is now $26,273, up 4.4% from last year, while annual tuition at public four-year colleges jumped 6.5% to $7,020. That’s why it’s important to take advantage of any chances to lower the impact on your wallet, including tax credits that apply especially to education expenses. The Georgia Society of CPAs advises that some important changes this year make tax advantages available to more people.

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Time change for Saturday's handbell concert

The starting time for Saturday’s Handbell Festival Concert at Peachtree City United Methodist Church has been changed to 3:30 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than the originally published time of 4 p.m.

This special concert features 14 handbell choirs from United Methodist churches throughout the state of Georgia, all performing together under the direction of Arnold Sherman, composer, arranger and director. Read More»

State Health Dept. asks for input on infant program

The Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) Program is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs, ages birth to three, and their families. The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) Division of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency for administration of the BCW system. Read More»

Kiwanis of McIntosh Trail wants you to eat spaghetti for kids’ charities

The Kiwanis of McIntosh Trail spaghetti dinner is set or Friday, Mar. 19. Photo/Special.

Pasta is not the first thing that comes to mind in giving back to the community. Friday, Mar. 19, pasta will be on the charity agenda and menu. Along with salad, rolls, homemade sauce and desserts, the Kiwanis of McIntosh Trail along with the Booth Middle School Builders Club is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4:30-8 p.m.

Held in the Booth Middle School cafeteria at 250 Peachtree Parkway South in Peachtree City, the Annual Spaghetti Supper will benefit children’s charities across Fayette County and the globe. Read More»

Southern Crescent Symphony, Irish group and vocalist take stage at Spivey Hall this weekend

Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall will welcome the Southern Crescent Symphony on Friday, Mar. 12 to start off a weekend of music on the Clayton State campus.

Following the local performers on Saturday and Sunday will be Spivey Hall debuts by an Irish musical aggregation and Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley. Read More»

Piedmont Physicians offers free blood pressure screenings, BMI analysis Saturday

Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians have teamed up with Us Against Arthero, to bring the Artery Explorer experience to its office at 20 Francis Way, Suite 101 in Sharpsburg. In addition to this unique educational experience, visitors will have a chance to tour the facility, meet the cardiologists, have their blood pressure checked and learn their body mass index (BMI) for free on site. The event is Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read More»

Clayton State Opera features women of the Bible

In conjunction with Clayton State University’s celebration of Women’s History Month, Clayton State Opera presents: “Eve and Her Daughters: Opera and Women of the Bible,” an evening of opera focusing on women from the Bible, featuring a cast of Clayton State University students directed by Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, Clayton State’s director of Opera and vocal Studies, and accompanied by an orchestra under the baton of Clayton State Director of Choral Activities Dr. Shaun Amos. Read More»

Eat pasta for kids charities

People of all ages enjoy all-you-can-eat spaghetti at last year's Kiwanis dinner. This year's will be March 19 at Booth Middle School from 4:30-8:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 each. Under age 5 are free. All funds go to children's charities.

Pasta is not the first thing that comes to mind in giving back to the community. Friday, Mar. 19, pasta will be on the charity agenda and menu. Along with salad, rolls, homemade sauce and desserts, the Kiwanis of McIntosh Trail along with the Booth Middle School Builders Club is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4:30-8 p.m. Read More»

Spotlight shows at 'The Fred' announced

Music fans are in for a treat with four more concerts to choose from the summer schedule at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater.

“The spotlight concerts represent a variety of musical genres and help to round out our season for 2010” said Nancy Price, manager of The Fred. “We are excited to offer everything from rock and beach music to N.Y. and Las Vegas shows which will be a first for our venue. We truly have something for everyone.” Read More»

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