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Tax Free Weekend for clothing, school supplies and computers

Georgia Tax Free Weekend for clothing, school supplies and computersSimply Mac, an Apple Premier Partner, offers affordable computer items and accessories

Georgia state government will temporarily suspend the collection of sales tax on various retail items July 29-31, for a Sales Tax Holiday.

According to Georgia’s Department of Revenue, the community will not have to pay taxes on items such as clothing, school supplies and computers. Restrictions do apply and not all items are exempt.

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Ecologists create a framework for predicting new infectious diseases

Ecologists at the University of Georgia are leading a global effort to predict where new infectious diseases are likely to emerge. In a paper published in Ecology Letters, they describe how macroecology—the study of ecological patterns and processes across broad scales of time and space—can provide valuable insights about disease.

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50 Young Gamechangers from around the state start new project in Augusta this summer

From Athens to Savannah and from Atlanta to Macon, this summer the fourth class of GeorgiaForward’s Young Gamechangers will head to Augusta to tackle their latest project. 50 of the state’s emerging young leaders will spend several days touring the area, gathering historical data, and meeting with community leaders and stakeholders. Over the next five months these Young Gamechangers will work on big ideas and innovative solutions for some of the area’s most persistent challenges. They’ll re-envision Augusta as a vibrant, thriving, world-class city, and provide in-depth recommendations on how to get there.

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