Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of July totaled nearly $1.49 billion, marking an increase of $78 million, or 5.5 percent, over the month-ended July 2013. Gross tax revenue deposits for the month totaled $1.95 billion for an increase of $101 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to last fiscal year.
The Atlanta Braves were off yesterday after closing out an eight game road trip out west that left them 0-8. They hope for a reversal of fortune as they return to Turner Field tonight to open a 10-game homestand. It will all begin with a National League East showdown against the Washington Nationals over the weekend. Ervin Santana is scheduled to be the starting pitcher for Atlanta, while Stephen Strassburg will get the start for Washington in tonight’s series opener. First pitch is set for 7:35 pm. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410. Air time for pre-game programming is 6:20 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
The Atlanta Falcons will host the Miami Dolphins in an NFL pre-season game tonight. Kick off is set for 7 pm at the Georgia Dome. It won’t be too long until the regular season begins for the Falcons! The Dirty Birds will open their 2014 campaign at home against the New Orleans Saints on September 7th. Upon the arrival of the regular season, you’ll be able to hear all the action of Atlanta Falcons football on 95.7 FM The Ridge.
Do you like fresh tomatoes? If the answer is ‘yes’, then you’ll want to make your plans to attend the second annual Tomato Sandwich Supper to be held tomorrow night at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill. The event, set for 5 pm until 7 pm, will benefit the Free Clinic of Rome.
The 127 Corridor Sale, better known as the World’s Longest Yard Sale, is underway! The sale got underway yesterday and continues thru Sunday. It is 690 miles long and runs from five miles north of Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama. For more information, visit www.127sale.com.
The Rome Braves beat the Charleston Riverdogs 3-1 in the opener of a four game series last night at State Mutual Stadium, marking the Braves’ fifth straight win.
A Floyd County man is being held in the county jail without bond following a SWAT standoff on Villamar Street in the Coosa community yesterday.
The Harbin Clinic has announced that longtime surgeon Dr. Paul Brock has been named “Faculty Member of the Year” for his exceptional work with students at the Medical College of Georgia’s clinical campus in northwest Georgia.