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High Points| from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real are beginning to get that strange look in their eye and starting to speak in seasonal tongues as Friday night fever begins to take over their...
Matt's Money: Types of Stock Market Analysis
There is no shortage of analysis for anyone interested in investing. A search for the term “stock market analysis” turned up 16 million hits on Google and well over 200,000...
Notes from the Fox Den
Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of the Fox Den! Some exciting news has come to my attention and I just have to share it with you. A travel/study project offering...
Taxing Thoughts
Here are five common retirement planning mistakes and steps you can take to avoid them. 1. Not having a plan Surprisingly, most do not know how much money is needed for...
Courtesy Photo
Attending State Game Warden Karen Gray’s retirement party were Wardens Brandon Thacker and Danny Kessel, pictured with Gray (middle). Thacker and Kessel are both from Alto and worked alongside Gray in Anderson County. High Points| from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real are beginning to wonder if this drought we’ve been going through for the past few months is ever going to end. We get a...


High points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real are putting the finishing touches on summer and are turning their thoughts to school supplies and back to school clothes. It seems like the...
Taxing Thoughts
If you own a business, you know that you may accelerate the expensing of qualified capital purchases. This can be done within two special provisions in the tax code that...
Notes from the Fox Den
Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of the Fox Den! I have recently started taking steps to become a healthier, slimmer me. With lupus and...


High points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real are continuing to stay hunkered down by their air conditioners as we enter the first week of August. Most of the grass is dead from the heat and...
Taxing Thoughts
Picture this: For the past few years you’ve received your tax return and have had a small but nice refund. Now imagine your surprise, when next year, you are required to...
Notes from the Fox Den
Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of the Fox Den! I hope you all had a great two weeks and enjoyed Sarah and Larry’s columns during my little break from Notes from...
Matt's Money: Important birthdays
Remember when you added a “and-a-half” to your age? Most of us stopped doing that around age 12. If you’re over the age of 50, adding “and-a-half“ to your age start making...
Taxing Thoughts
The taxation of alimony will change drastically starting in 2019. Here’s what you need to know: New rules Any divorce agreement effective after Dec. 31, 2018 will be...
A Reason to Smile: Just don’t call this old man “crazy”
It’s July, so that means it’s time for my annual visit to the doctor to get all my medicine prescriptions renewed. As I have previously acknowledged, I take every...
Cherokee County TEEA members recently competed in the District 5 TEEA Cultural Arts Fair.  Their winning items will be entered in  the cultural arts fair at the State TEEA Conference Cultural Arts contests in September.  Pictured from left to right are Zoe Ann Conway, Marylyn Bennett, Carolyn Easter, Virginia Barefield, Virginia Bush, and Susie Blackmon High Points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real continue to be slow roasted as our thermometers continue to be stuck around a hundred degrees. I don’t know what...