Governor Nathan Deal announced late last week that the state of Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of November came in at $1.35 billion, an increase of $88 million or 7 percent as compared to November 2010. Through five months of Fiscal Year 2012, net revenue collections totaled $6.7 billion year-to-date, an increase of $427.5 million or 6.8 percent compared to year-to-date November FY 2011.
The Magnolia Foundation will benefit from a special event this Thursday, December 15th called the Magnolia Stroll. The Stroll will take place from 6 pm until 8 pm and will include tastings at various downtown Rome restaurants.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow. They’ll meet in a caucus session at noon, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Police are still on the lookout for a man who attempted to rob Ark’s Liquor Store on Shorter Avenue last night. The owner of the store, Jayesh Patel, reportedly shot the perpetrator though he got away. Authorities say the would-be robber was wearing a dark mask, dark jacket and jeans. Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call the Rome Police Department at (706) 238-5111.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College has recognized six adults as 2011-2012 Exceptional Adult Georgians in Literacy Education (EAGLE). They were nominated by their instructors. EAGLEs are chosen to represent their county’s Adult Education program. According to a GNTC media release, the criteria for nomination include graduating with a General Educational Development diploma and enrolling in a college program at GNTC. Nominees perform with excellence and achieve success in education. EAGLEs work locally to encourage other adults to take advantage of educational opportunities, speak at graduation and other events, and provide advisement on community outreach to the Adult Education program.