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Deal: May revenues up 3.1 percent


    Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Georgia’s net tax revenue for May 2015 totaled $1.43 billion, which was an increase of nearly $43.3 million, or 3.1 percent, over May 2014. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $17.21 billion, for an increase of $1.09 billion, or 6.8 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year, when net tax revenues totaled $16.12 billion through 11 months. Year-to-date gross tax

Splishin’ & Splashin’ at the county pool

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Kids enjoying the summer at the county pool, which opened May 26 and will remain open until August 9. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and closed Mondays for cleaning. Admission is $3 for both adults and children, while a family pass for four is $100. Individual summer passes are $30 per person. 

STEM Expo at Ball Ground Elementary


Kindergarteners Addilynn Jones, Muhammad Brown, and Sarah Vliet, compete at the recent STEM Expo held at Ball Ground Elementary School.


By Larry Cavender

Contributing Writer

     Before the conclusion of the 2014 - 2015 academic school year, Ball Ground Elementary School, or STEM Academy, capped the year with two big events that highlighted science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 

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Amicalola Falls and Unicoi parks introduce adventure programs



    Residents of the Southeast have more options than ever to enjoy the natural beauty of the north Georgia Mountains this summer with the introduction of Georgia’s first adventure lodge experiences at Amicalola Falls State Park and Unicoi State Park on June 19, announced Heath Carter, Regional Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Coral Hospitality.