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This is a copy of the amended emergency declaration for unincorporated Clayton County issued March 31, 2020, ordering residents to shelter in place and shutting down all nonessential businesses whose employees cannot telecommute from home. The last page, Exhibit A, defines which businesses a…

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JONESBORO—Clayton County Chairman Jeffrey Turner has issued a shelter in place order, effective at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, April 1 until at least 11:59 p.m. April 12. All public and private gatherings are prohibited within the county, "including but...not limited to weddings, religious gathering…


The Internal Revenue Service has plenty of ways to penalize you for mistakes on your tax return. Some of these potential penalties are so convoluted and complex that there may well be disagreement within the IRS on when they apply. However, most people accrue tax penalties for very simple mistakes. Below are some of the more common yet easily avoidable mistakes.

  • Failing to File – Do you really think the IRS will forget about the fact that you did not file your tax return? It may take some time, but the IRS will eventually catch up with you. Expect little sympathy if you do not file. The IRS is willing to work with people to make payments, but if you make no effort at all, you are subject to the non-filing penalties of 5% per month of the due taxes, up to 25% of your unpaid tax bill.

    Many people simply put off filing until it is too late, and then think that doing nothing is better than attempting to file a potentially wrong return. You ca...

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This is a recording of the Forest Park City Council special called meeting of March 30, 2020. Council discussed whether to cancel a shelter in place order effective March 30 at 10 p.m. and whether to drop physical distancing requirements for businesses in the city. After discussion, the meet…

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