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ROME TO HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WITH ANNUAL FREEDOM MARCH TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 16, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia has been honoring the slain civil rights leader all weekend long with a variety of activities, which will culminate with the annual Freedom March in downtown Rome today.  Alvin Jackson, chairman of the Commission, says that those interested in participating in the March are asked to assemble at 11 am at the corner of Broad and First Streets.  The march will begin at 11:30 am and will make its way down to the Rome City Auditorium, where the Martin Luther King Celebration will be held at noon.  The speaker for the celebration will be the Reverend Dr. Timothy McDonald.  A free lunch will be offered at the Rome Civic Center following the celebration. �

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET TOMORROW; CITY MANAGER TO DELIVER STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

Written by Matt Davis on January 16, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet tomorrow.  The commission normally meets the first and third Monday of every month, but they will meet tomorrow due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday being observed today.  They’ll gather in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall in downtown Rome.  City Manager John Bennett is expected to deliver his State of the City address tomorrow night.  
Take a look at the Rome City Commission’s agenda for tomorrow night’s regular meeting at www.romefloyd.com.

MLK DAY CLOSINGS

Written by Matt Davis on January 16, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

There are a number of closings today for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, other than local schools.  Those include Rome city, Floyd County and state offices, banks and the Rome Floyd County Library.  No mail will be delivered today.  The City’s Solid Waste Collections Department will be closed today; today’s garbage and recycling will be picked up tomorrow, tomorrow’s route will stay on its regular schedule.  The Rome Transit Department buses will not run today.  Per usual for a Monday, the Department of Driver Services offices will be closed today.  

DECEMBER REVENUE FIGURES INDICATE MIXED RESULTS

Written by Matt Davis on January 16, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal released Georgia’s revenue figures for December 2011 late last week.  The revenue performance for last month was mixed as compared to December 2010.  Sales tax collections continued to grow with net revenue increasing by 7.5 percent, marking the 18th month of positive growth in sales tax revenues out of the last 19 months.  In contrast, individual income tax and corporate income tax revenues fell compared to December 2010.  However, December 2010 revenues for both taxes were considerably high due to large audit settlement payments received in December 2010.  These payments result from settlement of disputes between the taxpayers and the Department of Revenue and usually represent taxes owed over a multi-year period along with any penalties and interest.

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