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MIXED BAG WITH NOVEMBER REVENUES

Written by Matt Davis on December 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for November totaled nearly $1.35 billion for a decrease of $9 million, or -0.7 percent, compared to the same period last fiscal year.  Through five months, however, net tax revenue collections are up $249.5 million, or 3.7 percent, compared to year-to-date November 2011.

FALCONS FALL TO PANTHERS ON THE ROAD

Written by Matt Davis on December 10, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Falcons were handed their second loss of the 2012 season yesterday by the Carolina Panthers 30-20 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

SHORTER TEAMS SWEEP, GHC TEAMS SPLIT IN COLLEGE HOOPS

Written by Matt Davis on December 10, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams picked up a pair of wins over Clark Atlanta this past Saturday in Atlanta.  The Lady Hawks won their match 67-56, while the Hawks took a 83-67 victory in theirs.  The Hawks will return to action this Wednesday night on the road against Western Oregon, with tip off set for 6 pm.  The Lady Hawks will play again this Thursday night at 6 pm at Albany State.

TELLUS M– USEUM FOLLOWING MARS ROVER, VOYAGER SPACECRAFT

Written by Matt Davis on December 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

In news for science aficionados, the Mars Curiosity Rover continues its journey along the surface of the ‘Red Planet’.  The Tellus:  Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville has been tracking its quest.  Marketing director Joe Schulman says that the rover is trying to determine if there are sustainable forms of life on Mars.  The news was announced earlier this week that NASA plans to launch another Mars rover most likely in 2020.

CALHOUN YELLOW JACKETS HEADED FOR GEORGIA DOME!!!

Written by Matt Davis on December 10, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Calhoun Yellow Jackets are headed to the Georgia Dome for the fifth straight year after defeating Lamar County 21-14 in the semifinal round of the class AA state high school football playoffs on Friday night.  Calhoun will face Jefferson in the state championship game at the Dome this Saturday, December 15th.

NAIA CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK IS HERE!

Written by Matt Davis on December 10, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Russell Athletic – NAIA Football National Championship is coming up this week!  The Morningside Mustangs (from Iowa) and the Marian Knights (from Indiana) will go head to head in the big game, which is set for Thursday night at 6:30 pm at Barron Stadium.  Teams are expected to arrive in Rome today.

SSHORTER UNIVERSITY GRADUATION SET FOR TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on December 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Shorter University will hold its Fall Commencement exercises today at 10 am at The Forum in downtown Rome.  Approximately 525 students are expected to graduate.  The guest speaker will be Shorter alum and faculty member Dr. Ben McFry.

EXHIBIT OF LOCAL ART ON DISPLAY AT GEORGIA HIGHLANDS

Written by Matt Davis on December 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The library on the Floyd campus of Georgia Highlands College is playing host to an exhibit featuring the Pear Street Painters, a collaborative group of Rome and Floyd County artists that gather once a week to paint, inspire each other and offer mutual critiques, according to a GHC media release.  The artists installed their paintings mid-November, and the exhibit will run through the end of spring semester.  Periodically during that time, the artists will refresh the exhibit by changing the display.  The exhibit is open for the general public to view free of charge every Monday thru Thursday from 8 am until 9 pm and on Fridays from 8 am until noon.  The library is closed on Saturday and Sunday.  For holiday hours, visit www.highlands.edu/site/library-hours.

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