Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for January totaled $1.73 billion for an increase of nearly $164 million, or 10.4 percent, compared to January 2012. At the end of seven months, net tax revenue collections are up almost $564 million, or 5.7 percent, compared to the same time last year.
An American classic will take the stage at the City Auditorium in downtown Rome this weekend as Darlington School’s fine arts department presents the rock-n-roll musical Grease. Showtimes are 8 pm this Friday and Saturday night, February 15th and 16th and 2:30 pm this Sunday, February 17th.
The Atlanta Hawks picked up a 105-101 win over the Dallas Mavericks last night in Dallas, Texas. Josh Smith led the way to victory with 26 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. Al Horford contributed 21 points and 10 boards, while Jeff Teague had 20 points and nine assists. With the win, the Hawks improve to 28-22 overall for the 2012-2013 season and 11-13 on the road. The Hawks continue their brief two-game road trip with a stop in Orlando to take on the Magic tomorrow night at 7 pm. The game will be televised on Sport South.
Rain moved into Rome and Northwest Georgia yesterday, and it is expected to stick around for the first part of this week. The National Weather Service recorded 1.65 inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Armuchee from yesterday thru about 4 am this morning. The flash flood watch that was issued by the NWS yesterday is no longer posted.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. They’ll gather for a caucus session at noon, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Take a look at Commissioners’ agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
WLAQ AM 1410 will broadcast Berry College basketball tonight as the Berry women host Oakwood. Tip off is set for 6 pm at Berry’s Cage Center. The game will also be broadcast online at www.wlaq1410.com.
Yesterday was a day that Atlanta Braves fans have been anticipating since October – pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training. The rest of the Braves will join them in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on Valentine’s Day. The 2013 regular season opens for the Atlanta Braves on April 1st at Turner Field against the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session tonight. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Rome City Manager John Bennett is expected to deliver his State of the City address at tonight’s meeting. Take a look at the City Commission’s full agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.