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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.

Blood drive in Centerville

Blood drive in Centerville

Centerville United Methodist Church, 600 N. Houston Lake Boulevard, Centerville, GA will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, April 4, 2014 between 1:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Call Sara at 953-5387 for an appointment or go on the web at redcrossblood.org to sign up for an appointment. 

Chamber Welcomes Clark’s Career Enhancements with a Ribbon Cutting

Chamber Welcomes Clark’s Career Enhancements with a Ribbon Cutting

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting for Clarks Career Enhancements, LLC.

Located at 305 Smithville Church Road, Suite 500 in Warner Robins, Clarks Career Enhancements LLC was established by Mr. Omon and Mrs. Shalanda Clark in 2010.  Their office doors were officially opened on January 15, 2014.

Clarks Career Enhancements is a family owned business that specializes in a variety of career enhancement needs such as resumes, thank you letters, cover letters, profile development, interview coaching, and career development workshops/seminars.

“We want to be sure that those going into the workforce are as prepared as possible and ready to perform at their highest level,” said Shalanda Clark.  “We work with everyone, no matter their circumstances or financial situations. We are here to help anyone that gives us the opportunity to assist them.”  

2014 Houston County STAR Students, Teachers & STAR System Winners Announced

2014 Houston County STAR Students, Teachers & STAR System Winners Announced

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber’s Educational Foundation and the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2014 Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) System Award winners.  The 2014 STAR System Winners for Houston County are: student- Willa M. Wang and teacher- Sherin Hinnant from Houston County High School.  The award is given to one student from a high school in the county.  STAR students compete for System Title and System STAR student in turn compete for region honors in the 12 STAR Regions.  Region winners and their STAR teachers are invited to further compete for the state STAR awards.

Six seniors and teachers from each high school in Houston County were awarded on Wednesday evening.  The 2014 STAR students and their teachers who were recognized include:

Chamber awards Cyndi Wright as outstanding employee for January

Chamber awards Cyndi Wright as outstanding employee for January

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber’s monthly Award Selection Committee presented Cyndi Wright, IT Coordinator for Middle Georgia Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, with the Outstanding Employee Award for January 2014.  Potential winner must be employed by a member of the Robins Regional Chamber, offers quality customer service and is dedicated to his employer.  The award presentation is sponsored by Spherion Staffing Services of Middle Georgia.

“Cyndi began working at Middle Georgia Orthopaedic in June 2003 and she quickly became a valuable employee to our organization,” said Administrator Steve Smith.  “Ms. Wright's first position was as a Transcriptionist and she was promoted to being the supervisor over the Transcription Department.”

 

Since then Cyndi’s role has expanded to include Information Technology coordination and she is a key member of the Executive Management team.

 

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.

Business of the Year Award to Be Presented at the 64th Annual Chamber Meeting

Business of the Year Award to Be Presented at the 64th Annual Chamber Meeting

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Business of the Year Award, along with several other prestigious awards will be presented at the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 64th Annual Meeting; to be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Warner Robins.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for a social period with heavy hors d’oeuvres and the program will begin at 6:45 p.m.