Q: Will there be any sales tax holidays in Georgia this year?
—Karen Walsh, Lawrenceville
A: The state's back-to-school sales tax holiday will be Aug. 9-10 this year, according to the Georgia Department of Revenue. It will include items such as clothing and footwear with a price of $100 or less, school supplies that cost $20 or less and personal computers, or computer-related accessories of $1,000 or less. The energy- or water- efficient tax-free holiday is scheduled Oct. 4-6, and eliminates the sales tax on Energy Star or WaterSense items of $1,500 or less. These include dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, fluorescent light bulbs, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostats, refrigerators, doors and windows that are part of the Energy Star program.
Q: What’s happened to Belinda Skelton since “The Neal Boortz Show” ended?
—Sandra Atkinson, Conyers
A: Skelton, the longtime producer for Boortz's show on AM 750 and 95.5FM News/Talk WSB, now hosts her own show, called "Belinda Skelton's Atlanta Living," which is "Pinterest, Southern Living and Atlanta Magazine rolled together into a radio show," she told Q&A on the News in an email. "It's a lifestyle show talking about food, wine, travel and entertainment," she wrote. "Belinda Skelton's Atlanta Living" can be heard from 1-3 p.m. every Saturday. Skelton also produces Boortz's commentaries, which are aired at 8:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., and will produce shows when Boortz fills in for Herman Cain, Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh. Boortz retired Jan. 18.
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