Residents of Northwest Georgia that were hoping for a good snow this winter got their wish on Wednesday. The snowfall began just before 3 pm and ended after midnight. Some four to six inches fell over Rome and Floyd County, according to Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Tim Herrington. The temperature hovered just below freezing during most of the storm.
Organizers of the 7th annual Harbor House Adult Spell Off are hoping that snow on the ground won’t prevent their event from happening as planned. The Spell Off, sponsored by the Harbin Clinic, is set for Friday, February 27th at 7 pm at the historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome.
The United Way of Rome and Floyd County has arrived at the goal of one million dollars for their 2015 fundraising campaign.
Emergency management officials are emphasizing the importance of being prepared for winter weather before it hits. The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency has an app for that. EMA Director Tim Herrington says that the emergency preparedness app now available for smartphones has been well-received around the community. He adds that it offers a wealth of information to those aiming to prepare for disaster before it strikes. Floyd EMA also relays severe weather-related information frequently on Facebook.
A Rome man has been charged with murder in connection with the double homicide that occurred on Terhune Road on January 23rd.