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Dekalb County introduces its new initiative to create jobs for the county

Dekalb County introduces its new initiative to create jobs for the county

 

To address the critical needs of citizens, DeKalb County has embarked on an ambitious plan that leverages public spending to provide opportunities for residents to secure gainful employment and grow small businesses.  ONE DeKalb Works is a public service, jobs initiative that will utilize the completion of $1.35 billion of water and sewer infrastructure improvements to cultivate a skilled workforce and promote local business contracting with government in order to get DeKalb County citizens back to work.

DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management, DeKalb County Department of Purchasing and Contracting, and DeKalb Workforce Development are implementing this local stimulus program in collaboration with national partner, the National Urban League, and local partners including Goodwill Industries and Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

Holiday Gifts that make mealtime more fun! $15 = $30 worth of personalized plates + placemats

Holiday Gifts that make mealtime more fun! $15 = $30 worth of personalized plates + placemats

Spruce up your child's meal with Customized Unbreakable Melamine Plates - Perfect for Gift Giving! Get a plate for every season and every occasion by CLICKING HERE TO PAY $15 and get $30 worth of personalized plates and placemats from Spiffy Kids.

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$39 to Convert 6 Home Videos to DVDs with PhotoBin ($99) Holiday memories!

$39 to Convert 6 Home Videos to DVDs with PhotoBin ($99) Holiday memories!

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Great gift for families! $12 = "I Like Book" for kids SHIPPED ($24.95 Value)

Great gift for families! $12 = "I Like Book" for kids SHIPPED ($24.95 Value)

A fun and easy way to make your kid feel special this holiday season. Build your child up one LIKE at a time with this wonderful book! CLICK HERE TO PAY $12, you get a copy of "I Like" Book SHIPPED from TheILikeBook.com (a $24.95 total value).

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Need a reliable sitter? Save 50% OFF Babysitting Placements with Southern Sitters & Nannies ($30)

Need a reliable sitter? Save 50% OFF Babysitting Placements with Southern Sitters & Nannies ($30)

The holidays are here and so are long to-do lists, your brother and his 4 kids, plus cocktail parties all in a row.

Barter to Reign at Tradebank’s Atlanta Holiday Trade Expo on Nov. 20, 2011

Barter to Reign at Tradebank’s Atlanta Holiday Trade Expo on Nov. 20, 2011

Tradebank International Inc. (Tradebank) has organized a holiday shopping extravaganza where business owners from around the country will buy and sell goods at metro Atlanta’s biggest barter shopping event. All purchase transactions at the Atlanta Holiday Trade Expo (Trade Expo) will be completed using trade dollars, the international trade exchange’s currency.

Everything from gift baskets to leather goods to tools and toys will be available as well as one-of-a-kind items including jewelry, clothing, sporting goods, artwork, home furnishings, holiday decorations, and much more. The Trade Expo is set for Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 12:00 p.m.to 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta, Perimeter at Ravinia, Atlanta, Ga.

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Revenue stamped its approval on $50 million in donations under the Georgia Scholarship Tax Credit Program.

The program lets people and businesses get tax credit for donations to scholarships for Georgia children to attend private schools.

Fifty million dollars is the most allowed under the program. In 2012, the statewide cap on donations will increase by the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index until 2018.

Individuals can donate up to $1,000, while married couples have a donation cap of $2,500. Corporations can donate up to 75 percent of their state income tax liability.

The American Federation for Children estimated more than 6,000 students last year got scholarships to attend private schools through the program.