Even if you’re not going back to school, you can take advantage of the tax-free weekend Friday beginning at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday ending at midnight. Typical back-to-school items are included (such as paper, notebooks, and pens) as well as other items like computers, clothing, handbags, and even shower curtains.
The exact wording of the law that describes what is tax exempt and a list of examples can be found on the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s website.
Some businesses who sell items not included in the tax-exempt category are getting into the spirit by offering to pay the sales tax themselves, making their items, in essence, tax-free. D & D Ford is one of these businesses, so if you’ve been thinking about getting a new car, now is the time to do it.
Students planning to attend Greenville Tech for the fall semester should apply and pay the $35 application fee by Aug. 1. Fall Semester classes begin Aug. 13.
Apply at www.gvltec.edu/apply. The application can be completed quickly, and once it’s in, students attend orientation
Shaun Belue and Rebecca Stone from Blue Ridge High School received national recognition at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) Awards of Excellence on July 2 in San Antonio.
Shaun and Rebecca competed in Business Ethics and brought home 9th place. The team competed against 84 teams. The following students competed in Digital Video Production: Kennedy Crump and Karlee Gibson while Ashling O’Boyle, Jenna Church, and Abby Roth competed in E-Commerce.
The following Spartanburg Community College students have earned dean’s list honors for spring semester 2012.??SCC released the names on Tuesday, July 17.
Michael A. Bright
Chanda K. Davis
Lordwin K. Estacio
Randall S. Foster
Robin L. Gilchrest
David W. Hedgepeth
Lee T. Kong
Jeremy B. Parker
Nathan S. Pittman
Benjamin C. Rahrer
Tonya T. Richard
Evelyn S. Sharp
Verlin S. Six
The Blue Ridge Corps of Cadets Band will hold a pancake breakfast on Saturday, July 28 from 7:30 – 10 a.m. at Fatz at 1361 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. Proceeds from the breakfast will be used to assist funding for travel and equipment expenses.
Tickets for Short Stacks for Big Change, a pancake breakfast fundraiser, are $7 and can be purchased by contacting Shannon Good at 864-350-9994.