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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.

HANDEL WINS HISTORIC CONGRESSIONAL RACE

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

A new day is dawning as the Karen Handel/John Ossoff ads that have inundated Atlanta media over the past few months are over.  Handel, a Republican, won her bid to serve as the next Representative of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District during a special election held on Tuesday.  According to totals from the Georgia Secretary of State’s website, she took 52 percent of the vote compared to 48 percent of votes received by her Democratic challenger John Ossoff.  This particular congressional race went down as the most expensive in US history.

ROME-FLOYD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFERS ‘HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME’ TO LOCAL YOUTH, FAMILIES

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

Local youngsters are enjoying the summer camp experience in 2017, thanks to a wealth of offerings from Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation.  This week’s slate of summer camps involve Gymnastics and All-Sports, according to parks and rec director Kevin Cowling, who adds that last week’s Nerf & Lego Camp was a big hit among participants.

REPRIEVE FROM POLITICAL ADS ON THE WAY! 

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

For those of you who have grown weary of the political ads for Karen Handel and John Ossoff that have inundated the Atlanta market in recent days, you are about to get a reprieve.  The 6th Congressional District race is slated to be determined via a special election today.  Handel is running on the Republican ticket, while Ossoff is the Democratic candidate for the post vacated by Tom Price upon his appointment by President Donald Trump as US Secretary of Health and Human Services.

KEEP AN UMBRELLA HANDY!

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

You might want to keep an umbrella handy throughout the week.  A chance of showers and thunderstorms prevails in the forecast for the days ahead, with the greatest chance of storms anticipated on Thursday.

AAA:  GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO PLUNGE, FLIRT WITH 2017 LOWS

Written by Matt Davis on June 19, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Motorists are currently finding some of the lowest gas prices of the year, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which anticipates that gas prices in Georgia should hit their lowest point of 2017 early this week.  Sunday’s state average of $2.16 was just fractions of a penny above this year’s lowest price of $2.157 set on March 27th.

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