Federal Government

Five things young, student and first-time tax filers should know

Five things young, student and first-time tax filers should know

Transitioning into the workforce is often an important step into adulthood for high school and college students, but with a paycheck also comes a W-2. Navigating the complex and changing tax system can be overwhelming for first-time filers, said Chris Kelly, certified public accountant and partner in Lynchard Kelly CPA. Responding by email to a […]

Holley man steals thousands from fed

Holley man steals thousands from fed

A Holley man, last known to live on Bob Tolbert Road,  has plead guilty to stealing almost $30,000 from the federal government. Timothy James Nelson, 36, faces jail time for falsifying travel expenses to steal government funds. According to a statement of facts agreed upon by both parties, Nelson falsified claims for his hotel expenses while […]

Spoofing used in exploitation of senior citizens

Spoofing used in exploitation of senior citizens

No state has a larger elderly population in the nation than Florida. More than 4.9 million residents are 60 years of age or older, accounting for 24 percent of the state’s population, and scam artists are eager to exploit it. “Exploitation and fraud is one of the biggest categories of abuse against elders,” said Ashley […]

Are we moving toward a genderless society?

Are we moving toward a genderless society?

It is a complex issue.  The departments of Justice and Education have issued a directive to schools that basically says a transgendered student can use the restroom of the gender they internally identify with, regardless of what their birth gender is.  They also have a right to use the changing room of that gender and […]

Wyrosdick to feds: Stand back and stand down

Wyrosdick to feds:  Stand back and stand down

The Department of Justice, together with the Department of Education, has effectively held Title IX funding over the heads of school districts nationwide to promote third gender protections and recognitions. The Department’s letter to school districts and the guidance included with it outlines that schools must allow students who identify themselves as transgendered to use […]