Former 5-Star WR Demetris Robertson Has ‘Stepped Up’ For Georgia Bulldogs This Spring

first_imgGeorgia's live mascot Uga on the field attached to a leash.JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 28: The Georgia Bulldogs mascot ‘Uga’ barks in the end zone during a game against the Florida Gators at Alltel Stadium on October 28, 2006 in Jacksonville, Florida. Florida defeated Georgia 21-14. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)Having lost several of their top skill players to the NFL this offseason, the Georgia Bulldogs need some of their younger talents to step up this year. In the early practice showings, head coach Kirby Smart has identified one player who has done just that.Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Smart revealed that junior wide receiver Demetris Robertson has “stepped up” for the Bulldogs recently. He complimented the former five-star wideout from Cal for his catching and speed, but did note that he can work on his physicality.From DawgNation:Kirby Smart said Tuesday what Georgia football fans have been waiting to hear for a long time: “I think D-Rob’s stepped up.”[…]“You know, D-Rob’s got to continue to play more physical, but he’s made some catches,” Smart said. “He’s made some vertical threats.”Robertson was a five-star recruit coming out of high school in 2016. Per 247Sports, he was the No. 13 overall prospect in the country, the No. 1 wide receiver, and the No. 1 prospect from the state of Georgia.He ultimately enrolled at Cal, recording 50 receptions for 767 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman. But after an injury-shortened sophomore campaign, he transferred to Georgia in 2018.Last year Robertson appeared in only four games, rushing four times for 109 yards and a touchdown.The Georgia Bulldogs are returning only one of their top five receiving threats from last season, so someone is going to have to pick up the slack.If he’s making this much of an impression, the Bulldogs could have a serious weapon on their hands.[DawgNation]last_img read more

Education Property Tax Rate Unchanged

first_imgFor the fourth consecutive year, the province is holding itseducation property tax rate at 35.1 cents per $100 of assessment. Nova Scotia levies the tax, known as the mandatory education tax(MET), to property owners on behalf of school boards.Municipalities collect it along with their own taxes and pass iton to the boards. Even though the rate is unchanged, revenues from the MET will be$159.3 million in 2005-06 — an increase of $9.2 million. Theincrease is because of a rise in property values. The MET is not a tax on municipal revenues or assets, but ratherthe assessed value of property in Nova Scotia. Using municipalsystems to collect it avoids duplication of effort, but it is nota tax on municipalities. “This year will see more money go to public schools to benefitstudent learning,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “As hasbeen the practice, some of that new money will come from theprovince’s general revenues and some will come from the MET. Iexpect the proportions to be about the same. “Most provinces support their schools in part with a propertytax, although Nova Scotia is at the low end of the scale in thatregard.”last_img read more