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IRS Reminds Vehicle Shoppers: 2009 Tax Break Expiring


irs_logo – The Internal Revenue Service today reminds individual taxpayers who are considering buying a new vehicle that they have until Dec. 31 to take advantage of a tax break that may not be around in 2010.

“Taxpayers who buy a qualifying new motor vehicle this year after Feb. 16 can deduct part or all of the state or local sales or excise taxes they paid,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone.

Qualifying motor vehicles include new passenger automobiles, light trucks, motorcycles, and motor homes. The deduction applies to taxes paid on the first $49,500 of the purchase price. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Extended Ed offers classes; early registration discount on selected courses


Austin Peay State University LogoDevelop a new skill, explore a new idea, learn a new language or seek a new career with any of the classes from Austin Peay State University’s Center for Extended and Distance Education. Register early and receive a 10 percent discount on selected courses. Preregistration is required for each course. «Read the rest of this article»

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2010 Rivers and Spires Festival headliner announced!


riversandspiresposter 2010webWhen it comes to entertainment, the Clarksville Rivers & Spires Festival doesn’t fiddle around. Jeff Turner, president of Ajax Distributing, major corporate sponsor for the event, is thrilled to announce that The Charlie Daniels Band will be the featured headliner at the 2010 Rivers and Spires Festival. Daniels and his band will take the stage as the main event on Saturday night, April 17. The concert is free and open to the public.

Daniels is known for his eclectic mix of country and southern rock. The singer, guitarist and fiddler was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and was recently inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame. The band is well known for their support of American troops and has performed for soldiers at more than 300 shows domestic and abroad.

The Charlie Daniels Band - Front Row: Bruce Brown, Charlie Daniels, Chris Wormer Back Row: Taz DiGregorio, Charlie Hayward, Pat McDonald

The Charlie Daniels Band (Front Row: Bruce Brown, Charlie Daniels, Chris Wormer, Back Row: Taz DiGregorio, Charlie Hayward, Pat McDonald)

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Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association conference & trade show will be held in Murfreesboro Jan. 21st-23rd


TNCattlemensMurfreesboro, Tenn. – The largest cattlemen’s conference and trade show in the state will be held in Murfreesboro, January 21st -23rd at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Tradeshow will feature nationally renowned speakers covering cattle health and wellbeing, price outlook, industry issues as well as cattle marketing and genetics.

One of the highlights of this year’s convention will be the cattle grading demonstration held at Middle Tennessee State University’s Tennessee Livestock Center. «Read the rest of this article»

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