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THIS IS ARBOR DAY IN GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on February 17, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Today is Arbor Day in Georgia.  Arbor Day, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission, is a day set aside for schools, civic organizations and other groups as well as individuals to reflect on the importance of trees in our state and nationwide.

ABBEY HENSLEY NAMED STAR STUDENT FOR PEPPERELL HIGH

Written by Matt Davis on February 17, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Abbey Hensley has been named Pepperell High School’s STAR student.  The honor was bestowed upon Hensley during an assembly at the high school on Thursday morning, according to a Floyd County Schools media release.

STATE CHAMPION ROME WOLVES HONORED AT STATE CAPITOL

Written by Matt Davis on February 17, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Georgia State Capitol was a regular ‘Wolves’ Den’ on Thursday as members of the state House and Senate took a moment to recognize the Rome High School football team for its state championship season.

CHIEFTAINS MUSEUM/MAJOR RIDGE HOME TO HOST FLOYD COUNTY SEED SWAP ON SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 16, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will host the 4th annual Floyd County Seed Swap in conjunction with a Family Free Day at the museum this Saturday, February 18th.

DARLINGTON FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT TO PRESENT ‘ONCE ON THIS ISLAND’ AT CITY AUDITORIUM THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on February 17, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Darlington School’s fine arts department will present “Once on This Island” on stage at the Rome City Auditorium this weekend.  Showtimes are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm.

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS BEGIN QUEST FOR A STATE TITLE THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on February 17, 2017. Posted in Sports

In high school basketball, the Region 7-AA champion Model Lady Blue Devils will begin their quest for a state title tonight as they face Temple at home in the first round of the GHSA state playoffs.  Tip off is set for 6 pm at Model High School.  The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge.  You can listen online at www.theridge957.com or via the TuneIn app on your mobile device.

RACIAL HARMONY TO BE TOUTED AT SECOND ANNUAL HEARTS UNITED GATHERING ON FRIDAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 16, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Here’s a reminder that the second edition of Hearts United Gathering (HUG II) is scheduled to take place on Friday evening at 6 pm at Rome First United Methodist Church, 202 East 3rd Avenue.  The event is once again being hosted by One Community United as a means by which to foster positive race relations in Rome and Floyd County.

ISAKSON MEETS WITH SUPREME COURT NOMINEE GORSUCH

Written by Matt Davis on February 16, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

US Senator Johnny Isakson issued a statement on Wednesday after meeting with Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as the next US Supreme Court Justice.

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