Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of September totaled $1.81 billion for an increase of $86.25 million, or five percent, over the month-ended September 2013. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $4.69 billion for an increase of $211.25 million, or 4.7 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year, when net tax revenues totaled $4.48 billion through September. In addition, year-to-date gross tax revenues totaled $6.09 billion, an increase of $317 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to month-ended September 2013.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets aim to stay perfect on the 2014 season as they host Duke in an ACC battle this Saturday. It will be Georgia Tech’s Hall of Fame game. The 5-0 Yellow Jackets have been ranked 22nd in the latest AP Top 25 poll. Duke’s Blue Devils are 5-1 and 0-1 in the ACC. Saturday’s kick off is set for 12:30 pm at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge.
As the 2014 season continues, the Berry College football team hopes to build on the momentum gained from nabbing their first-ever varsity win last Saturday night. The Vikings beat Washington University 29-23 in overtime at Barron Stadium – over Berry’s 100th Mountain Day weekend, no less.
Area high school football teams will take the field for week seven of the 2014 season tomorrow night.
Roy Mitchell, an honors science teacher at Coosa Middle School, has been chosen as the 2015 Floyd County Schools Teacher of the Year. The honor was bestowed upon Mitchell at the October meeting of the Floyd County Board of Education last night.
The St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants will be this year’s opponents in the National League Championship Series. Both teams advanced in the MLB postseason with game four wins in the NL Division Series last night.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Perhaps you’ve seen the pink and green paper dolls placed around town to commemorate this observation. Those paper dolls will be on parade this Saturday, October 11th as the Floyd Healthcare Foundation hosts their Paper Doll Parade and Three Rivers Run 5K.