We are now officially in the final one-month countdown to the 2013 income tax deadline. The I-R-S Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offers free tax preparation to people who qualify. We focus on the “VITA” program — who can benefit from the service, why so many people are not taking advantage of it, and how to avoid the numerous tax scams circulating out there.
Actress Sandra Bullock won an Oscar playing the strong, supportive white Memphis mom, Leigh Anne Tuohy, who adopted an often homeless African-American teen, Michael Oher in the movie “The Blind Side.” Wednesday the real Leigh Anne Tuohy was in South Florida.
The upcoming year’s state budget surplus will turn into a windfall for social services programs. The new 2013-14 budget provides new money to many programs for the first time in five years.
As people across the nation overcome their shock at the elementary school shooting in Connecticut, it is being replaced by immense sadness.
A retired National Guard veteran, who has been living in the sweltering South Florida heat without any air conditioning for months received a wonderful gift Friday, a brand new air-conditioning unit.
Most parents don’t realize that kids under 21 still consider mom and dad to be the greatest influence in their lives. Yet, far too many of these kids also say their parents haven’t talked to them about alcohol and other drugs. They also report that they drink and use other drugs at someone else’s home. Sadly, too many say they had their first drink at home with mom or dad.
David Wilkins is Gov. Rick Scott’s choice to head the state’s Department of Children and Families.