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CRACKDOWN ON PRISON CORRUPTION LEADS TO INDICTMENT OF 49 PEOPLE ON FEDERAL CHARGES

Written by Matt Davis on February 12, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

A crackdown on prison corruption has led to the indictment of some 49 individuals on federal charges.  The indictments follow an investigation by the Georgia Department of Corrections and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in which it was discovered that officers had been smuggling contraband such as liquor, tobacco and cell phones into correctional facilities across the state.  Inmates used the cell phones to commit wire fraud, money laundering and identity theft.  The investigation also revealed that officers were willingly using their status as law enforcement officials to protect alleged drug deals.

SOME 250 VOTE EARLY IN FLOYD COUNTY AS OF THURSDAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 12, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

A total of 63 individuals cast their ballots early in Floyd County on Thursday in the March 1st presidential preference primary election, according to Elections Supervisor Willie Green.  This means that the number of early voters since Monday is 250.

FLIGHT MUSEUM RAISES AWARENESS OF THE ROLE AVIATION HAS PLAYED IN US HISTORY

Written by Matt Davis on February 11, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Raising awareness of aviation and the important role it has played in our nation’s history – that’s the goal of the Hixson Museum of Flight, which recently relocated its hangar to Rome’s Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field.  This hangar, shared with Tiger Flight, features static displays in addition to a vast collection of flight and military memorabilia.

GEORGIA TECH CLOSES OUT HOMESTAND WITH WIN OVER WAKE FOREST

Written by Matt Davis on February 11, 2016. Posted in Sports

Georgia Tech beat Wake Forest 71-66 in an ACC match at home on Wednesday night, ending a three-game losing streak for the Yellow Jackets.  It was the ninth straight conference loss for the Demon Deacons.

GEORGIA SMALL BUSINESS WEEK KICKS OFF TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 12, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Recognizing the role that small businesses play towards continued economic growth – that’s the goal of Georgia Small Business Week, which gets underway today and continues through next Friday, February 19th.  The initiative has been instituted by Governor Nathan Deal.

NBA ALL-STAR GAME IS THIS SUNDAY NIGHT!

Written by Matt Davis on February 12, 2016. Posted in Sports

The NBA All Star Game will be played this Sunday night in Toronto, Canada, marking the first time for the match to be held out of the United States.

NEARLY 200 VOTES CAST SO FAR IN ADVANCE FOR MARCH 1ST PRIMARY

Written by Matt Davis on February 11, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

As of Wednesday afternoon, some 187 Floyd County residents had voted early in the March 1st presidential preference primary election, according to Elections Supervisor Willie Green.  Of those, 130 voted on the Republican ticket, while 57 cast a Democratic ballot.

HAWKS WRAP UP FIRST HALF IN VICTORIOUS FASHION AT CHICAGO

Written by Matt Davis on February 11, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks took a 113-90 victory over the struggling Chicago Bulls in Chicago on Wednesday night in both teams’ final game before the NBA All Star break.

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