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No sales tax holiday from JeffCo this year

This morning the Jefferson County Commission voted 3-1 to opt out of this year’s back to school sales tax holiday, scheduled for August 7-9 (Commissioner Carns was not present for the vote). The commission says that the move would save the county approximately $200,000 and at least seven jobs. The Birmingham News posted a list of cities that will participate in this year’s holiday on Monday; Birmingham has announced that it will be participating this year. The repeal will only affect the collection of the state’s 2% worth of taxes, including the 1% educational tax.

It is interesting to note that yesterday was the deadline to notify whether or not cities or counties in the state would participate. You may also want to check out the list on the state department of revenue website to find out just what items are tax exempt during the holiday.

23rd Annual ONB St. Patrick’s Day Parade, downtown Birmingham

This year’s edition, as always, will travel from Five Points South and make its way to Linn Park along the Birmingham Green. It may also be a little more sci-fi than normal, since Omegacon, one of the largest sci-fi conventions in the southeast, will be in town and will march in the parade!

An unbelievable cast of sci-fi, horror and fantasy costumers will join in this year’s parade. From wookies to warlocks and Star Troopers to star ships, this will be one impressive cast of characters. Businesses and organizations that think they’d like to join the already impressive list of Birmingham area participants taking part in this year’s parade, please do.

For more information or to confirm your participation, call parade coordinator Linda Watts at 328-3595, ext. 106.

Cost: FREE

Birmingham Green (2oth Street) from Five Points South to Linn Park (Park Place)