Rome’s annual Polar Bear Paddle is set for this Saturday, January 12th. The six mile paddle is set to depart Dixon Landing at Grizzard Park at 10 am and will end at Heritage Park in downtown Rome.
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for December totaled $1.69 billion, for an increase of $150.75 million (or 9.8 percent), compared to December 2011. At the midway point of the fiscal year, net revenue collections are up $400 million, or 4.9 percent, compared to last fiscal year, according to a release from the Governor’s office.
College basketball will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge tonight!
Dale Murphy’s final year on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot did not render the results Atlanta Braves fans had hoped for as the former Braves outfielder did not receive the 75 percent of the vote necessary to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013. Social media outlets have been flooded with support for Murphy to be inducted into the Hall this year, his final of 15 years to appear on the ballot. In spite of a boost in votes this year from previous years, he only got 18.6 percent in 2013.
Have you resolved to get a tighter reign on your money management in 2013? Why not take a lesson from the military? Certified Financial Planner Steve Repak spent 12 years in the Army and learned some valuable things that have helped him manage his finances. He seeks to help others do the same.
The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that some recipients of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) in Georgia will lose extended unemployment benefits after Saturday, January 12th. EUC was established in 2008 to aid the long-term unemployed.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks’ slump continued with a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-83 last night in Cleveland. The Hawks have lost their last four straight games. They look to get back on the winning track as host to the Utah Jazz tomorrow night. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena. The game will be televised on Sport South.
Playoff time is just days away for the Atlanta Falcons! The NFC South Champion Falcons, who finished the regular season with a 13-3 record, will host the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday. Kick off is set for 1 pm at the Georgia Dome. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football. Air time for pre-game programming is 11 am.