Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Back-to-school events are coming up and discounts have begun on everything from bedding to electronics.
There are just a few more weeks left before it's back to teachers, back to books: DeKalb County school system students go back on Monday, August 13. Here are a few retailer discounts and upcoming dates to keep in mind as the start of the 2012-2013 school year draws closer: Georgia's 2012 Sales Tax Holiday runs from Friday, August 10 through Saturday, August 11. According to the Georgia Department of Revenue, the following are exempt from sales tax during the holiday: See the attached PDF for more examples of exempt and taxable items during the holiday. City manager Barry Amos said at Monday's city council work session that donors have given $5,400 (that includes a $200 gift card) to purchase school supplies for kids. Last year, $4,450 was…
Monday, May 21, 2012
An article in U.S. News & World Report says there are five hidden costs of public high school.
Never mind private school - public school can take a real bite out of parents' wallets. According to the article "5 Hidden Costs of Public High School," in U.S. News & World Report, public high school is not as inexpensive as it once was. Thanks to issues such as government budget cuts, parents are increasingly dishing out money for certain supplies, extracurricular activities and more, the article said. At local high schools, everything from class dues to fees for sports, marching band and clubs can cost parents hundreds (if not more). As the 2011-2012 year for DeKalb schools draws to a close this week, Patch asks: How have high school dues and fees affected your family's budget this year? Were there any high school-related costs that …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Proposed Memorial Drive Walmart goes before the Board of Commissioners, this week's weather, and more.
Five Things to Know this Week, Jan. 23-28: 1. This week's weather - keep an umbrella handy. 2. Walmart goes before the Board of Commissioners Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. at Maloof Auditorium about its proposed supercenter on Memorial Drive near N. Hairston Road. 3. Reading with Rover, for ages 5-8 at Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg library, Jan. 28, 12-1 p.m. 4. Oscar-Winning Movie voted on by teens, at Hairston-Crossing library. For ages 13-17, Jan. 28, 2-4:30 p.m. 5. Public budget input meeting, Board of Education, DeKalb County Schools Complex, Jan. 26, 6 p.m. Editor's Note: This article has been updated to include the correct Patch link to the DeKalb County Schools Complex.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Georgia Tech, Clemson among the schools with local students earning degrees, honors.
Several Stone Mountain natives recently received degrees and honors from colleges and universities, listed alphabetically: Clearwater Christian College Clemson University Georgia Institute of Technology The following students earned Faculty Honors for Fall 2011: The following students made the Dean's List for fall semester 2011. Georgia Southwestern State University Missouri Valley College This list was compiled from readMedia Newswire.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Students make prestigious lists and earn degrees.
Rebecca Nevetral of Stone Mountain has made the President's List for 2011 fall semester at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville. The following Stone Mountain natives made the Dean's List for 2011 fall semester at Georgia College: Savannah College of Art and Design Jamieson W. Parker of Stone Mountain recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design. This list was compiled from information provided by readMedia Newswire.