The 2012 Summer Olympics came to a close last night in London, England. The United States won a total of 104 medals, more than any other country. Some 46 of them were gold (also more than any other country). Highlights of the final day of the Olympics included a 107-100 victory for USA over Spain in basketball.
The Floyd GOP will host their annual Rally tomorrow at the Tillman Hangar at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field. The event is set to get underway at 11 am with a barbecue lunch. The cost is $10 per person or $25 for a family of four.
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of July totaled $1.32 billion for an increase of $91 million, or 7.4 percent, compared to July 2011. For the month-ended July 31, gross tax revenue deposits totaled $1.8 billion – an increase of $53.5 million, or 3.1 percent, compared to July the previous year.
UNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HEAD FOOTBALL COACH JOE CURTIS TO JOIN MATT D AND SCOTT ON SPORTS TALK SATURDAY
Sports fans, tune in for tomorrow’s edition of Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott from 10:30 am until noon on WLAQ AM 1410. Their special guest will be Joe Curtiss, head football coach/Athletic Director at Unity Christian School. High school football is just around the corner! You can listen to Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott online at www.wlaq1410.com. They welcome your sports commentary, so give them a call at (706) 232-7767.
High school football season is right around the corner. Unity Christian School’s Lions are undoubtedly looking forward to the 2012 season. The 2011 season, for sure, was memorable for the Lions. It took them four overtimes to do it, but they won the ICSGA Championship. They had to forfeit the championship after it was realized that there were ineligible players on the team. Regardless of that, the Lions had an amazing season. Head Coach Joe Curtiss told Matt D and Scott on WLAQ’s Sports Talk Saturday this past Saturday that the team has made considerable progress in their short history.
The ninth annual Rome International Film Festival is just around the corner. The festival opens on the evening of Thursday, September 6th and, as always, will feature films from all over the world. It will continue all day and into the evening on Friday and Saturday, September 7th and 8th. New Executive Director Ryan Simmons says that films will be shown at the Historic DeSoto Theatre and the Rome Area History Museum. He expects it to be a big draw for Rome’s downtown area.
Today marks the first day of Georgia’s Sales Tax Holiday. It began at 12:01 am and continues thru midnight tomorrow night. Shoppers get to shop tax-free on select items just in time for back to school. For a list of items that will be exempt from sales taxes during Georgia’s Sales Tax holiday, visit the Georgia Department of Revenue’s website at www.etax.dor.ga.gov.
The Rome Braves lost to the Greensboro Grasshoppers for the second night in a row last night by a score of 9-8 in game two of a four game series at State Mutual Stadium.