Local preparers not seeing increase in taxpayers deferring income tax fees

...charges on a credit card."It was a way to get a portion of the refund back earlier. If you were to ask me if it were a big splash, no."At Chambers Accounting & Tax Service in Martinez, owner Jeanne Chambers said although she offers clients a prepaid...


...says she's ready to take on the best of the pros ? Serena Williams.Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year's U.S. Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating Zarina Diyas...

A new writers' conference in Augusta

...conversation with the next Maya Angelou."The guest authors might be early in their careers, but they are already making a splash.Phil Klay is the author of Redeployment, a collection of short stories that transports readers to the front lines of the...

Art exhibit exposes the limits of online privacy

NEW YORK - Image after image splashes on the wall of the exhibit ? a snapshot of young people laughing and drinking, a picture of an elephant, an exposed belly of...

Water Wars

Eleven-year-old Patrick Cummings (left) splashes Chris Thomas, 12, in the eyes. The Augusta youths were playing at the Dyess Pool on Thursday.

Terry, Styles take next step

Small ripples in life can lead to the biggest splashes of achievement. That was evident in the lives of Hephzibah's Charlotte Styles and LaCoya Terry on Monday. The heart of the...

Now the $50 bill gets a colorful makeover

WASHINGTON --The $50 bill is getting splashes of red, white and blue, the second of the nation's paper currencies to sport new hues beyond the traditional black-ink fronts...

New Neon gets big-car features

DETROIT -- Gone are the neon paint schemes and bright confetti splashes of color on the seats -- the second-generation Dodge and Plymouth Neon is too sophisticated for such garishness. This is a...

Fishing report

The mirror-smooth water of Thurmond Lake's Chigoe Creek early Wednesday morning was pockmarked by the splashes of feeding hybrids and striped bass, ranging in size from three-quarters of a pound and up. The fish were found from the creek's...

Colorized greenback will replace $20 bill

WASHINGTON -- The first of America's greenbacks to be colorized - the $20 note sporting splashes of peach, blue and yellow - will start appearing next month in cash registers, ATM machines and wallets. Banks will be able...