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Jim Wilson - Taxing Matters

The sign on my friend’s desk says: “Do It Now!”

Do it now is good advice.  The Internal Revenue Service issued IR-2017-185 on Nov. 7, 2017.  The message was loud and clear and was meant to initiate a response.  The…

Holocaust survivor Frances Haun (red blouse, left) with part of the history class from Nashville State Community College.  - photo by Dru S

Holocaust; Cumberland Heights; Chagall

Dru Smith | GCA News Holocaust: History Professor Robert Evins Pickard noted many students in his Nashville Community College class had little knowledge of the Holocaust. Six million Jews perished…

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Trump seeks to destroy Obama’s healthcare legacy

The optimistic promises of the Affordable Health Care Act (i.e., Obamacare) have simply not worked out nor will they ever work out.  In fact, millions of Americans who don’t get…

Jim Wilson - Taxing Matters

Important Facts about Filing Late and Paying Penalties

April 18 was this year’s deadline for most people to file their federal tax return and pay any tax they owe. If taxpayers are due a refund, there is no…

Larrys Home Page Lawrence M Lipman

With Pets a Growing Priority, Do Seller Strategies Adjust?

People are passionate about their pets. Even though sellers historically attempt to hide all evidence of their furry friends when listing a home, it would be foolish to assume animals…

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Metro Open Data; John A’s Breakfast​; Lasorda Birthday

Open Data: Got a digital device? Most folks do, whether a smartphone, watch or computer. Mayor Megan Barry, realizing the public data her government collects can em- power people to…

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House Party; Corporate Welfare; Field of Honor

House Party:  A recent Harpeth Hills house party at the home of Pam and David Kidd honored 20th District Chancery Court candidate Scott Tift, 36. As a partner at Barrett,…

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The L Club; Cumberland Heights Alumni Picnic

L Club: Jane Felts Osgerby recently capsuled a nonviolence training session for L Club members with the aid of Carolyn Hughes and Candace Lafayette. “Nonviolence is the answer to the…

Drus Views Too Drucilla Smith

MAGA, Robert Churchwell Sr., Rule of Law

MAGA: According to Reuters ,there’s a soon-to-be released index fund for those hoping to “make America great again” by investing in companies that support the Republican Party. The Point Bridge…

Taxing Matters Jim Wilson CPA

P#55w0rD5 are important! But, they are not enough!

The latest incident of computer breach has people talking and asking, “How can I protect my computer from hackers?”  One way to protect your data is to use passwords on…