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LOCAL LEGISLATORS SUPPORT GROWTH AND DISTRIBUTION OF MEDICAL CANNABIS

Written by Matt Davis on January 14, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

State Representative Katie Dempsey of Rome supports a measure to allow for the growth and distribution of medical cannabis in Georgia.  The bill was introduced by Represenative Allen Peake of Macon and would allow a minimum of two and a maximum of six in-state manufacturers of the product by December 1, 2016.

SEPTIC SYSTEM OWNERS IN SILVER CREEK WATERSHED COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Written by Matt Davis on January 14, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Septic system owners in the Silver Creek Watershed, centered around the Lindale area in Floyd County and extending south into Polk County, may be eligible for up to $1,115 in financial assistance to repair or replace a failing system, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Northwest Health District.

YELLOW JACKETS DOWNED BY FIGHTING IRISH

Written by Matt Davis on January 14, 2016. Posted in Sports

Georgia Tech lost to Notre Dame 72-64 in an ACC men’s basketball match on Wednesday night in South Bend, Indiana.

THREE WINNING POWERBALL TICKETS SOLD

Written by Matt Davis on January 14, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Powerball fever has struck the nation!  Three ticket holders will share the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot that was up for grabs on Wednesday night.  Winning tickets were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee.  The numbers that were drawn are as follows:  8, 27, 34, 4, 19 and the Powerball of 10.

DEAL:  NET TAX COLLECTIONS UP BY 3.6 PERCENT

Written by Matt Davis on January 14, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of December totaled $2.04 billion for an increase of $67.7 million, or 3.6 percent, over December 2015.  Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $10.44 billion for an increase of $834.2 million, or 8.7 percent, compared to December 2014, when net tax revenues totaled almost $9.61 billion.

HAWKS FALL AT CHARLOTTE

Written by Matt Davis on January 14, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Charlotte Hornets 107-84 in NBA action at Charlotte on Wednesday night.  That allowed the Hornets to end a seven-game losing streak.

GEORGIA HIGHLANDS PICKS UP GCAA WINS AT CENTRAL GEORGIA TECH

Written by Matt Davis on January 14, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Georgia Highlands College’s women’s and men’s basketball teams picked up a pair of wins at Central Georgia Tech on Wednesday night.

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