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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.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL UPDATE: SHORTER SPLITS A PAIR WITH EMMANUEL, BERRY SPLITS WITH RUST

Written by Matt Davis on January 16, 2012. Posted in Sports

In your local college basketball update from over the weekend, Shorter University’s teams split a twin bill with Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia on Saturday.  The 21st ranked Lady Hawks lost their game 95-86 in overtime.  The 2nd ranked Hawks remain undefeated after beating the Lions 93-78.  The Lady Hawks will head to Gainesville to take on Brenau tonight at 6 pm.  Both teams will play host to Southern Poly on Thursday night at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre.  The women will play at 6 pm, followed by the men at 8 pm.  Listen to Shorter University basketball on  95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.  

ATLANTA HAWKS BEAT MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT PHILIPS, READY TO HOST TORONTO RAPTORS IN MLK DAY GAME

Written by Matt Davis on January 16, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks narrowly defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 93-91 at the Philips Arena on Saturday night. The Hawks now have nine wins and four losses so far for the 2011-2012 season.  They’ll host the Toronto Raptors this afternoon at 4 pm.

NFL PLAYOFF UPDATE

Written by Matt Davis on January 16, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NFL divisional playoff scores from over the weekend –

MLK COMMISSION OF ROME AND NWGA TO HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia will honor the slain civil rights leader all this weekend with a variety of activities.  The theme for the observation is “United We Serve”.  The local King weekend celebration will begin tonight with the presentation of “A Place of Pride and Dignity” at the Rome City Auditorium, according to Alvin Jackson, chairman of the MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia.  The play, written by Mrs. Willie Mae Samuel of Rome, will start at 6:45 pm.  

A TRIBUTE TO DOLLY AND KENNY AT CEDARTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TOMORROW NIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers are coming to the Cedartown Performing Arts Center!!   Actually, Melody Knighten and Mark Hinds will bring the duo to life in “A Tribute to Dolly and Kenny” tomorrow night.  The performance, set to begin at 7:30 pm, will kick off the Center’s Legends in Concert series.
Ticket prices for “A Tribute to Dolly and Kenny” at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center start at $15.  VIP tickets are available for $35, which include a seat in the first two rows, access to the VIP lounge and a meet-and-greet with the performers.  Get tickets and more information by calling the Center at (770) 748-4168 or visit www.cedartownshows.com.  Check out the Cedartown Performing Arts Center on Facebook for special ticket offers.

POLAR BEAR PADDLE SET FOR TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The 6th annual Polar Bear Paddle is set for tomorrow.  The six-mile canoe and kayak trip down the Etowah River from Jim Dixon Landing at Grizzard Park to Heritage Park in downtown Rome is sponsored by Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, Rome’s River ECO Center and the Coosa River Basin Initiative.  It is free.  Paddlers will take off about 10:30 am, following a safety briefing and announcements.  Complimentary canoes and kayaks will be provided by the CRBI and the City of Rome on a first come, first served basis.  Shuttles from Heritage Park to Grizzard Park will be provided by CRBI after the paddle.  Motorized boats will patrol the area where the paddle will take place to ensure participants’ safety.

RECYCLING DAY TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Floyd Recycling Center will hold another Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic day tomorrow.  Local residents will be able to dispose of their household waste and electronics at the recycling center at 405 Watters Street in north Rome.  Call ahead to schedule an appointment at (706) 291-5266.

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