The College of Business at Alabama State University is providing free tax preparation to area tax payers this year. The annual service is open to those who make less than $50,000 annually, but may vary depending on your situation. Dr. Dave Thompson, Director of the Masters of Accountancy Program at ASU, said the process is simple and he urges tax payers to bring all necessary materials. The free service is available in the College of Business room 112 each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. now through April 12th.
An Alabama House committee has agreed with the governor's recommendation of a cost-of-living raise of up to 4 percent for state employees. The House Ways and Means-General Fund Committee approved the raise on a voice vote with no opposition Wednesday. The proposal now goes to the House. A stipulation of the raise calls for the state to take in more revenue than expected during the fiscal year starting October 1st. If that happens, it would be up to the governor to decide whether to grant a raise and how much to give.
Montgomery Police have identified a male suspect accused of stabbing a Winn-Dixie employee Wednesday morning. Police said 33-year-old Seddrick Boyd faces two counts of assault and three counts of harassment. Boyd is charged with entering a Winn-Dixie store on East Boulevard Wednesday morning and stabbing a worker. Another employee was injured in the incident. Police said three other people were hurt when they attempted to hold the suspect for police. Boyd was placed in the Montgomery County Jail. Police have not determined why Boyd attacked the employees.