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DECEMBER REVENUES UP IN GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on January 9, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for December totaled $1.69 billion, for an increase of $150.75 million (or 9.8 percent), compared to December 2011.  At the midway point of the fiscal year, net revenue collections are up $400 million, or 4.9 percent, compared to last fiscal year, according to a release from the Governor’s office.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL ON THE AIR TONIGHT!!!

Written by Matt Davis on January 9, 2013. Posted in Sports

College basketball will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge tonight!

MURPH MISSES FINAL SHOT AT BASEBALL HALL OF FAME

Written by Matt Davis on January 9, 2013. Posted in Sports

Dale Murphy’s final year on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot did not render the results Atlanta Braves fans had hoped for as the former Braves outfielder did not receive the 75 percent of the vote necessary to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013.  Social media outlets have been flooded with support for Murphy to be inducted into the Hall this year, his final of 15 years to appear on the ballot.  In spite of a boost in votes this year from previous years, he only got 18.6 percent in 2013.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION HOLDS FIRST MEETING OF 2013

Written by Matt Davis on January 9, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission met in regular session yesterday.  It was Commissioners’ first meeting of 2013.  One major item of business for the County Commission is the 2013 budget, for which a public hearing was held yesterday.  The budget is expected to be finalized in two weeks, according to Commission Chairman Irwin Bagwell, who says that the millage rate will not go up this year.

EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS TO CEASE AFTER SATURDAY FOR SOME GEORGIANS

Written by Matt Davis on January 9, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that some recipients of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) in Georgia will lose extended unemployment benefits after Saturday, January 12th.  EUC was established in 2008 to aid the long-term unemployed.

HAWKS DROP FOURTH STRAIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on January 9, 2013. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks’ slump continued with a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-83 last night in Cleveland.  The Hawks have lost their last four straight games.  They look to get back on the winning track as host to the Utah Jazz tomorrow night.  Tip off is set for 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena.  The game will be televised on Sport South.

PLAYOFFS JUST AROUND THE CORNER FOR ATLANTA FALCONS

Written by Matt Davis on January 9, 2013. Posted in Sports

Playoff time is just days away for the Atlanta Falcons!  The NFC South Champion Falcons, who finished the regular season with a 13-3 record, will host the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday.  Kick off is set for 1 pm at the Georgia Dome.  The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football.  Air time for pre-game programming is 11 am.

HOT TECH TRENDS EXPLORED AT CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW IN VEGAS

Written by Matt Davis on January 9, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

What hot trends are expected in the world of technology in 2013?  Those possibilities are being explored at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, which got underway yesterday and continues thru Friday.  Tech expert Jennifer Jolly, host of TechNow on USA Today, is at the 2013 International CES and gave a report on hot trends in technology on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome on the show’s opening day.  She says to be on the lookout for a new high definition television from Sony.

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