Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of April 2012 totaled $1.53 billion for an increase of $152 million or 11 percent compared to April 2011. According to a release from the Governor’s office, through 10 months of Fiscal Year 2012, net revenue collections totaled nearly $13.3 billion for an increase of $677 million or 5.4 percent compared to the same period last year.
Georgia Highlands College has announced that Renva Watterson has been named the interim president of the college, effective May 14th, by University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby. Watterson will take the post from Rob Watts, who has been named interim president of Georgia Perimeter College in metro Atlanta.
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce will host “SpecTech Rome V”, their technology, innovation and entrepreneurship conference, next Thursday and Friday, May 17th and 18th at the DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome. Keynote speakers will include Stephen Fleming, Vice President of Georgia Tech and Executive Director of the Enterprise Innovation Institute, and Dr. Chris McKinney, Associate Vice President for Technology Transfer and Economic Development for Georgia Health Sciences University.
In other news from the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal is set to be the guest speaker for the Chamber’s Leadership Rome 29 Graduation Dinner. The event is set for Tuesday, May 15th at Rome’s ECO Center at Ridge Ferry Park. A reception will be held at 5:30 pm, to be followed by dinner at 6 pm. For more information, call the Chamber at (706) 291-7663.
The Coosa Valley Cycling Association will host the 22nd annual Up the Creek century ride this Saturday, May 12th. The ride will be staged from the front of Armuchee High School. It is set to get underway at 8 am with riders finishing from 11 am to 4 pm.