January 29, 2009 RSS feed / Community

Bids let for Jax library expansion

The Jackson City Council voted, Tuesday, Jan. 27, to let bids for the $1.2 million planned expansion of White Smith Memorial Library. More...

Dementia anyone?

Participants were able to experience some of the hardships of dementia and Alzheimer patients at a "virtual dementia tour" at the Grove Hill Baptist Church Tuesday. More...

Happy 70th Anniversary!

Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell

Feb. 4, 1939-Feb. 4, 2009 Best wishes from family and friends. More...

Alabama temporarily waives delinquent tax filers' penalities

Governor Bob Riley and Revenue Commissioner Tim Russell announced today the Revenue Department will temporarily waive penalties and will not seek criminal prosecutions for delinquent tax filers who come forward and pay what they owe in state taxes. More...

IRS offers help to distressed taxpayers

If you are facing financial difficulties and struggling to meet your tax obligations the IRS can help. More...

Beware bogus IRS Web sites

Millions of taxpayers this filing season will go online to retrieve tax forms, publications and other information from the Internal Revenue Service. Unfortunately, some of them will end up at Web sites that have no affiliation with the IRS. More...

Choose the tax form that best fits your needs

When you file your 2008 individual tax return, you will use one of three IRS tax forms. Be sure to use the simplest form you can, which will help you avoid costly errors or processing delays so you won't have to wait to receive your refund. More...

Top 10 tax time tips

1. Gather your records ... now! More...

What tax records you should keep

You probably already keep records in your daily routine. This includes keeping receipts for purchases and recording information in your checkbook. Keeping these and other records will help you avoid headaches at tax time. More...

Health care needs being studied

The Southwest Ministerial Alliance Community Organization is studying the health care needs of people in southwest Alabama. The organization will hold a public listening meeting at Wilson Chapel AME in Grove Hill, Thursday, Feb. More...

Retired county engineer recognized

Clarke County Commission Chairman Elma Averett presents retired County Engineer Sam Noble with a plaque of appreciation at a reception at the courthouse Tuesday. Noble retired at the end of the year. More...

Card of Thanks

We would like to express our deepest appreciation to the many friends and family for all the help, support, encouragement, prayers, phone calls, visits, food, cards, etc. that we have received since our automobile accident on October 4, 2008. More...

Rice - Stevens wed in Jackson Dec. 20

Sarah Grace Stevens and Adam Kenyon Rice exchanged wedding vows Dec. 20, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Jackson. Dr. Timothy E. Huie and the Rev. Arthur Gene Rice officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony. Parents of the bridal couple are Dr. and Mrs. More...

Clarke Prep School Gator Pride Beauty Winners

Saturday, Jan. 24

Tiny Miss (K4-K5): 3rd runner-up: Machela Martin; 2nd runner-up: Claire Woodard; 1st runner-up: Alyssa Brunson; and Winner: Olivia Overstreet. More...

Historical timeline for IRS

1862 - President Lincoln signed into law a revenue-raising measure to help pay for Civil War expenses. The measure created a Commissioner of Internal Revenue and the nation's first income tax. More...

Check out the new feature Free File on IRS site

If you have access to a computer and the Internet you may be eligible to prepare and file your 2008 federal tax return electronically—for free. Free File is an easy way to file your taxes and get your refund in half the time. More...

10 reasons to visit IRS.gov

1. Get answers 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Whether you need a form or have tax questions, IRS.gov has a wealth of information. IRS.gov is accessible all day, every day for individuals, businesses and tax-exempt organizations. More...

Read this before choosing an income preparer

If you will be paying someone to do your tax return, choose a tax preparer wisely. You are legally responsible for what's on your tax returns even if they are prepared by someone else. So, it's important to find a qualified tax professional. More...

Five filing status possibilities

Everyone who files a federal tax return must determine which filing status applies to them. More...