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SUN WILL RETURN…EVENTUALLY.  ALSO, BE PREPARED AHEAD OF TIME FOR SEVERE WEATHER (WHETHER OR NOT IT’S IN THE FORECAST)

Written by Matt Davis on June 23, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Showers and thunderstorms persist in the forecast to close out the work week, but sunshine is expected to make its grand return later in the weekend.

BIBLICAL ART EXHIBIT TO BE ON DISPLAY IN ROME TODAY ONLY

Written by Matt Davis on June 23, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Scenes from the Bible come to life in a pop-up art exhibit that will be on display in Rome for one day only.  The TLV Bible Society is hosting their Biblical Art Exhibit today at the Seven Hills Building, 538 Broad Street in downtown Rome.  A private showing for local pastors and businessmen and women will be held from 3 pm until 6 pm; the exhibit will be open to the public from 6 pm until 9 pm.

GEORGIA HIGHLANDS COLLEGE’S SIX MILE POSTS RACKS UP AWARDS

Written by Matt Davis on June 23, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Georgia Highlands College’s student-run newspaper, the Six Mile Post, has received numerous accolades over the past year.  According to a GHC news release, the publication was awarded first place in General Excellence and first place for Online Newspaper.

GDOL:  UNEMPLOYMENT INCREASES SLIGHTLY IN METRO ROME, NORTHWEST GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on June 22, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the unemployment rate in Metro Rome stood at 5.1 percent in May, up from five percent in April but down from 5.5 percent in May 2016.

GREATER ROME HOME TO ‘UNIQUE’ WEATHER PATTERNS

Written by Matt Davis on June 22, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The weather, to many observers, seems to take on extremes in Northwest Georgia.  Recent rains have been a welcome sight to many farmers after a season of drought late last summer and into the fall.  The extensive drought was possibly even enough to make some people forget that during the previous holiday season, the area was inundated by flooding.

SPLOST COMMITTEE TO HEAR ABOUT POTENTIAL PROJECTS AGAIN THIS EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on June 22, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The 2017 Floyd County SPLOST Committee will host another meeting this evening to hear about projects that may potentially be included in a Special Purpose, Local Option Sales Tax to be put before voters this November.

TURRENTINE TAPPED TO SERVE AS NEW PRINCIPAL FOR COOSA HIGH SCHOOL

Written by Matt Davis on June 21, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

LaDonna Turrentine has been tapped to serve as the next principal of Coosa High School.  Her appointment was approved during a called meeting of the Floyd County Board of Education on Tuesday.

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS TO URGE RESIDENTS TO ‘TIP N TOSS’ DURING MOSQUITO SEASON

Written by Matt Davis on June 21, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Spring 2017 was a fairly rainy season in Northwest Georgia, and more rain is in the forecast to begin the summer.  Standing water resulting from recent rainfall can lead to an increased mosquito population.  With that in mind, Northwest Georgia Public Health is reminding area residents to “Tip ‘n Toss” – in other words, prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illness by eliminating standing water from around your home and in the yard, particularly from any sort or size of container.

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