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SCHOOL SAFETY AMONG TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED AT CALLED FLOYD BOE MEETING

Written by Matt Davis on February 20, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

School safety is among the topics of conversation on the agenda of the Floyd County Board of Education during a called meeting that has been scheduled for this morning at 7 am.  The meeting will be held in the boardroom of the school system’s central office on Riverside Parkway and will be streamed live via Facebook.

HUFSTETLER TO BE PRESENT AS DEAL ANNOUNCES TAX CODE CHANGES TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 20, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal will be joined by state legislators, including Senator Chuck Hufstetler of Rome, at a press conference today during which major changes to the tax code will be announced.  The announcement is slated to be made at noon in the North Wing of the State Capitol in Atlanta.

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS TO CONTINUE THEIR RUN IN THE STATE PLAYOFFS THIS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on February 20, 2018. Posted in Sports

Coverage of local high school basketball teams in the GHSA state playoffs will continue this week on 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410.

AAA:  GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO SLIDE – FOR NOW

Written by Matt Davis on February 19, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Motorists are seeing steady discounts at the gas pumps (at least for now), according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that gas prices in Georgia have declined the last 16 consecutive days for a total of nine cents.  During the past week, the state average dropped five cents.  Sunday’s state average of $2.41 is three cents less than a month ago but 23 cents more than this same time last year.

NAMI ROME TO HOLD ANNUAL MEETING AND RECOGNITION DINNER ON FEBRUARY 26TH

Written by Matt Davis on February 20, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold their annual meeting and recognition dinner on Monday, February 26th from 6 pm until 7:30 pm at First United Methodist Church in downtown Rome.

GHC TO HOST HIGHLANDS WRITERS CONFERENCE ON MARCH 3

Written by Matt Davis on February 20, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Georgia Highlands College will bring together a number of special guests for the Highlands Writers Conference, a one-day experience intended to connect acclaimed writers will the local writing community.

ATLANTA BRAVES SPRING TRAINING UPDATE

Written by Matt Davis on February 20, 2018. Posted in Sports

Baseball season is right around the corner!  The Atlanta Braves held their first Spring Training workout of 2018 on Monday at Disney.  The team is slated to play their first Grapefruit League game of the year on Friday in Port St. Lucie against the Mets.

FLOYD COUNTY MANAGER JAMIE MCCORD INDICATES THAT 2017 WAS AN ‘ACTIVE YEAR’ IN ANNUAL REPORT

Written by Matt Davis on February 19, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord indicates that 2017 was an active year for the county.  He delivered his annual report for last year at the most recent gathering of the Floyd County Commission.

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