Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of June totaled $1.58 billion. That marks an increase of $37 million, or 2.4 percent, compared to June 2012. For the year-ended June 30, net tax revenue collections totaled $17 billion for an increase of $951.5 million, or 5.9 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year, when net tax revenues edged above $16.05 billion.
Tonight’s the big night of the 2013 MLB All Star Game! First pitch is set for 8 pm at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. The game will be televised on FOX, with their coverage to begin at 7:30 pm.
US Representative Tom Graves wants to say hello to his Rome area constituents. And he’s doing so with an open house at his Rome district office today. The event is scheduled for 3:30 pm until 5:30 pm at 600 East First Street, Suite 301, the old office of Congressman Phil Gingrey.
BRONZE PLAQUES TO COMMEMORATE ADDITION OF BETWEEN THE RIVERS DISTRCUT TO NAT’L REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Two bronze plaques will be unveiled on Wednesday morning to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the addition of the Between the Rivers Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places. The unveiling will take place with two brief ceremonies that morning beginning at 11 am.
Do your goals for the summer include getting in shape? Let modern technology lend you a hand. USA Today Tech Expert Marc Saltzman recommends the FitBit Flex, a wearable, wireless bracelet which keeps track of your activity. It even works while you’re asleep!
The Rome Braves beat the Hagerstown Suns 3-1 yesterday in the closer of a four game series at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, Maryland. Braves catcher Tyler Tewell was the hero of the day with a home run, RBI, and two runs scored.
Save the dates for the 2013 Rome International Film Festival! The 10th annual RIFF is set for September 5th thru 7th.
Freddie Freeman will have to wait a little longer to play in his first All-Star game. A thumb injury will keep the Atlanta Braves first baseman from playing in the 2013 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night. Braves catcher Brian McCann has been tapped to serve as Freeman’s replacement on the National League roster. This will be McCann’s seventh All-Star game. He earned six consecutive All-Star selections from 2006-2011 and missed last year due to a right shoulder injury. McCann was named All-Star MVP in 2010, thanks to his game-winning double that year.