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IRS red flags: How to avoid a tax audit

IRS red flags: How to avoid a tax audit

Jeff Reeves, Special for USA TODAY

There's a general conception that the Internal Revenue Services is too understaffed at tax time to go after anyone but high rollers and blatant cheats.

Don't believe it.

While it's true that the IRS only audits a small percentage of returns, government officials are getting smarter about which taxpayers are the likeliest to be overstating deductions or underreporting income.

Tolleson: Update from the Capitol

Tolleson: Update from the Capitol

We are continuing to move quickly in Atlanta as the Georgia General Assembly moved through day 19 of the legislative session.  This week, bills continued to move through the legislative process, the Senate took up the amended budget and multiple special guests made visits to the Capitol. 

On Monday President of the Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber M.H. “Woody” Woodside and members of the Chamber visited the Capitol.  As the Jekyll Island bill continues to move through the legislative process, this group remains a contributor to the ongoing discussions regarding conservation.

MLK to get new memorial at Ga. State Capitol

MLK to get new memorial at Ga. State Capitol

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- After more than 80 years as the Georgia State Capitol's most prominent statue, the likeness of 19th century white supremacist politician and newspaperman Tom Watson was quietly removed the day after Thanksgiving.

That prompted some civil rights leaders to ask that it be replaced with a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr.

State Representative Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta) even introduced a bill to make it happen.

International City Optimist continues Christmas spirit with $3000 contribution to Rainbow House

International City Optimist continues Christmas spirit with $3000 contribution to Rainbow House

International City Optimist Club contributes $3000 to Rainbow House after today's regular club meeting. Rainbow House Children's Resource Center has been a focus of the ICOC for years because of their great work with children in Houston County.

International City Optimist Club contributes $3240 to Abba House

International City Optimist Club contributes $3240 to Abba House

The International City Optimist Club's Christmas spirit continues. The Club donates $3240 to Abba House Perry.

That's enough to pay tuition for one for six months.

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

The time is near for picking out pumpkins and decorating for autumn!

Where to Go for Pumpkin Patches:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October. Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Open October 12-November 23
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. 
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Crooked Pines in Eatonton: Pumpkin Festival October 5, 6

Perry City Council to Hold Special Meeting

Perry City Council to Hold Special Meeting

Perry City Council has been called to a special meeting Monday September 23 at 5 p.m.

The meeting's purpose is a "continuation of Mayor and Council's planning process," according to a release.