Governor Nathan Deal has announced that the state’s net tax collections for February 2012 totaled $765 million, an increase of nearly $50 million or 7 percent compared to February 2011. With eight months Fiscal Year 2012 now behind us, net revenue collections totaled almost $10.6 billion year-to-date, an increase of $471 million or 4.7 percent compared to the same period last year, according to a release from the Governor’s office.
Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are getting ready for the 2012 NAIA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships. Both will be held next Wednesday, March 14th thru Tuesday, March 20th. The men will play in Kansas City, Missouri; the women will play in Frankfort, Kentucky for the first time after more than 20 years in Jackson, Tennessee.
WLAQ AM 1410 invites you to tune in for another edition of Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott tomorrow from 10:30 am until noon. Matt Davis and Scott Wheeler will welcome Sally Echols, head coach of the Model Lady Blue Devils basketball team, and Josh Hembree, head coach of the Darlington Lady Tigers basketball team. The pair will talk about their 2011-2012 season and their recent run in the state playoffs. You can listen to tomorrow’s program online at www.wlaq1410.com.
A number of people have stepped forward as candidates for the Rome City Commission post vacated by Duane Reid. Six people have applied for the job, including Mike Page, Piero Barba, Pete McDonald, Steven McDowell, Robert Kane and George Anderson. Those interested in filling the Ward 2 post have until April 5th to apply.
Georgia Writers Hall of Famer Terry Kay will be in Rome this Saturday for a book signing to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Dogwood Books and Antiques in downtown Rome.