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ACCOUNTING ERROR NECESSITATES REFUND TO STATE FOR ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY

Written by Matt Davis on July 3, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Finance officials from Rome and Floyd County have been informed by the Georgia Department of Revenue of a sales tax refund request settlement that will require the community to remit funds back to the DOR.

USING FIREWORKS AS A PART OF YOUR INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION?  DO SO SAFELY!

Written by Matt Davis on July 3, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Do you plan to include fireworks as a part of your Independence Day celebration?  An increase in the use of fireworks is expected this year in Georgia as certain types that were previously illegal in this state became legal on Wednesday, thanks to the passage of House Bill 110.  The bill allows for the sale and regulation of consumer fireworks.

PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES TO WATCH INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS IN NWGA

Written by Matt Davis on July 2, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Would you like to (safely) watch some fireworks this Fourth of July?  Head to Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday night!  Rome’s Independence Day fireworks display is slated to get underway at 9:45 pm.  The display will be preceded by the Color Me Free 5K and Walk and will be accompanied by other festivities, including a pre-fireworks concert by Preston Summerville, vendors, family games sponsored by the Harbin Clinic and a Kids Zone with inflatables.

DIAZ APPOINTED CEO OF KINDRED HOSPITAL

Written by Matt Davis on July 2, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Alfonso “Al” Diaz, Jr., MD, FACC, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for Kindred Hospital Rome, effective September 21, 2015.  The announcement of his appointment came hours after it was announced that Dr. Diaz is leaving his position of Chief Medical Officer for the Harbin Clinic.

HERITAGE FIRST BANK TO BEGIN RENOVATION OF BROAD STREET FACILITY FOR ITS NEW ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

Written by Matt Davis on July 1, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

ROME – Ryan Earnest, President of Rome-based Heritage First Bank, today announced that renovations will soon begin on the downtown office building that Wells Fargo Bank will vacate next month. Heritage First Bank purchased the property earlier in 2015 and will occupy the building that will serve as the bank’s new administrative office, located at 501 Broad Street, beginning in the fall of 2015.

UPDATE: ONE DEAD FOLLOWING WRECK ON HWY 411 AT EAST ROME BYPASS

Written by Matt Davis on July 1, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

According to a press release from the Rome Police Department, On July 1, 2015 @ 1048 hours a 2001 Peterbilt Tractor Trailer was traveling west-bound on Hwy 411. The tractor trailer was attempting to travel straight thru the intersection on a green traffic signal. A 2014 Honda CRV was traveling east-bound on Hwy 411. The Honda was attempting to make a left turn to travel north-bound on Ga 1 Loop. The Honda failed to yield the right of way to the tractor trailer.

FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS RESPOND TO COMPLAINTS OF ETHICS VIOLATIONS

Written by Matt Davis on July 1, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

An ethics complaint has been filed with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission against the Floyd County Schools.  According to the Rome News-Tribune, the complaint was filed by former employee William Greg McCary, who has accused the superintendent and other school officials of ethics violations.  McCary contends that Superintendent Jeff McDaniel and other high ranking officials accepted gifts from vendors for personal use or gain.  The former maintenance worker has also alleged that board chairman George Bevels has misused public funds and property in an identical complaint filed with state and local school boards.

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