Sales Tax Holiday
Under the new law, Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday will be held beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the last Friday in July and end at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday night. The new law did not change any other aspects of the sales tax holiday. As in prior years, consumers will not pay state or local sales tax on clothing, school and art supplies that cost $100 or less per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less.
For more information about the sales tax holiday, including lists of taxable and tax-exempt items, please visit www.tntaxholiday.com.
Animal Harbor Bone Drop
The drop will be at noon, Saturday, Aug. 6. The bones will be dropped from 50 feet in the air, using a ladder truck from the fire department. The bone that falls closest to the center of a target wins up to $5,000. You do not have to be present to win. There will also be food, prizes, games and face-painting.
For more information or to purchase a bone, call (931) 581-2147 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Animal Harbor is located at 56 Nor-Nan Road in Decherd.
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Academy for Lifelong Learning
On Aug. 11, Dr. Chapman Sledge, Chief Medical Officer at Cumberland Heights in Nashville, (a drug and alcohol treatment facility) will speak on “The Prescription Drug Epidemic.” His talk will begin at noon and will last one hour. He will discuss Opioid addiction and the subsequent problems created for users and their families.
To order a box lunch for Aug. 11, call Debbie at (931) 598-5342. A Cuban sandwich or a black bean burrito will be served with a choice of sides and dessert. Lunches are $12.
Sept. 15 will be the first day of the new 2016–17 Lifelong Learning Season at St. Mary’s Sewanee. The kickoff program will be a full day session featuring Juanita Johnson, from Durham, N.C., whose topic will be “A Roadmap to Connecting with Adult Children.” The program will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. A buffet lunch will be served. The cost for the day long program is $35.
Call (931) 598-5342 to reserve a spot for the Sept. 15 program and pre-pay for the session.
The Academy for Lifelong Learning meets once a month for a lunchtime program. On occasion full day programs are offered. The fee for membership is $12 per year. Day long programs are $35 with lunch included. New members are always welcome.
For more information contact Anne Davis at (931) 924-4465.