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FORMER ROME RESIDENT WEATHERS HURRICANE IRMA

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

Recovery efforts continue in areas affected by Hurricane Irma, including the US Virgin Islands.  Charlotte Atkins, who at one time served as the editor of the Rome News-Tribune, now lives in St. Thomas in the USVI and was there when Irma hit the Caribbean island.  She told WLAQ’s Randy Davis that she decided to weather the storm because she is a woman of faith who also aims to be a good leader.  Plus, she’s a journalist at heart with a goal of sharing the story of Irma’s impact on her island with others.

MUCH FUN ON TAP FOR ROME, GEORGIA THIS SATURDAY! 

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

Do you love the music of The Beatles?  Then you’ll want to make your plans to attend “Beatles ’67” a celebration of the music of The Beatles from the year 1967 as performed by Kenny Howes and Friends (with accompaniment of live strings and horns).  The show, sponsored by Rome’s Own Musical Ensembles (or R.O.M.E.) as well as the Forum River Center, is scheduled for Saturday night at 7:30 pm at the Forum River Center.

LOTS TO DO ON SUNDAY IN ROME, TOO! 

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

Wanna take your dogs out to play?  A Pop-Up Dog Park sponsored by the City of Rome will be open this Sunday from 1 pm until 4 pm at Riverside Park in Rome’s Celanese village.  Little dogs will be allowed to play on the hour, and big dogs will play on the half hour.

FLOYD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CONTINUES HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS

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

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office continues its efforts to help hurricane victims.  FCSO employees have been spending the last few days in Glades County, Florida assisting those in the area who were affected by Hurricane Irma.  The group departed Rome on Monday and carried a stockpile of supplies that were donated by community members to the RomeGACares hurricane relief effort.

GDOL: UNEMPLOYMENT DECLINES IN METRO ROME, NORTHWEST GEORGIA

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

The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the unemployment rate for Metro Rome was 5.3 percent last month, down one percentage point from July and from August 2016.

FUTUREBIRDS TO PERFORM BENEFIT CONCERT FOR EXCHANGE CLUB FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

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

The Exchange Club Family Resource Center will benefit from a concert that will feature popular Athens-based musical group Futurebirds.  The concert will take place on Friday, October 6th at 9 pm at the River City Brewing Company on Broad Street in downtown Rome.

NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH CONTINUES

Written by Matt Davis on September 20, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The observance of National Preparedness Month continues throughout September.  The goal of the observation is to ensure that Americans are prepared for any disaster that may occur, natural or manmade, according to Tim Herrington, Director of the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency, who adds that this is a great time to review and update your family’s emergency preparedness plans.  He believes that the recent rash of hurricanes emphasizes the need for emergency preparedness.

OUTDOOR FUN, LEAF WATCH OFFERED THIS FALL BY GEORGIA STATE PARKS AND HISTORIC SITES

Written by Matt Davis on September 20, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Looking for great fun in the great outdoors?  If so, you’ll want to head to James H. “Sloppy” Floyd State Park in Summerville on Saturday for Outdoor Adventure Day.  Activities will be held from 9 am until 3 pm and will include kids fishing, a canoe class, a reptile program, archery and more, states Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator for Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites.  She adds that Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day; as such, visitors to the park will be able to fish for free.

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