Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of May totaled $1.24 billion, an increase of $26 million or 2.1 percent compared to May 2011. According to a release from the Governor’s office, through 11 months of Fiscal Year 2012, total net revenue collections have eclipsed $14.5 billion year-to-date, which marks an increase of $703 million or 5.1 percent compared to the last fiscal year.
A large gathering convened at the Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville on Tuesday to witness the Venus Transit. The planet Venus could be viewed as a dot on the sun. Marketing director Joe Schulman says that it won’t happen again for another 105 years.
The Rome chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold their 2012 Greenwing Day tomorrow (Saturday, June 9th) at Taylor/OTR Farm at 495 Minshew Road in Shannon. Registration will begin at 9 am, with activities to begin at 9:30 am. Kerry Brown with Ducks Unlimited says this is his favorite event of the year.
The YMCA of Rome and Floyd County officially kicked off its Community Support Campaign yesterday. The goal is $175,000. For more information, call the Y at (706) 232-2468.
The Floyd County Schools have received a $10,000 grant from the Georgia Power Foundation to go towards an anti-bullying program within the school system, according to a Floyd County Schools media release. Ann Kaiser, manager of the northwest region for Georgia Power, presented the grant to Floyd County Schools Superintendent Dr. Lynn Plunkett.