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SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CONCLUDES WITH FOCUS ON FLOOD SAFETY TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 10, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The observation of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia concludes today with a focus on Flash Flooding and Flood Safety.

GHC PROFESSOR SELECTED TO STUDY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Written by Matt Davis on February 10, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

A Georgia Highlands College faculty member has been selected to study in South Africa.

MODEL EIGHTH GRADER WINS FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS SPELLING BEE

Written by Matt Davis on February 9, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Tessa Knowles, an eighth-grader from Model Middle School, is the Floyd County Schools’ Spelling Bee champion for 2017!  Knowles outlasted 10 other competitors in the event held at the school system’s central office on Wednesday morning.  Matthew Campbell, a sixth-grader from Armuchee Middle School, was the runner-up.

CHECK OUT THE HEARTS IN DOWNTOWN ROME AND VOTE FOR YOUR FAVE ONLINE!

Written by Matt Davis on February 9, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

If you happen to be checking out the beautifully decorated concrete hearts currently on display around downtown Rome, be sure to take inventory of your favorites.  The hearts are a part of 4th annual Rome Community HeART Project sponsored by the Rome Area Council for the Arts and Redmond Regional Medical Center to celebrate local artists while raising awareness of heart health during National Heart Month, which is observed annually in February.

SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CONTINUES WITH FOCUS ON LIGHTNING SAFETY

Written by Matt Davis on February 9, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The observation of Severe Weather Awareness Week continues today with a  focus on Lightning Safety.  Lightning is one of the leading causes of weather-related deaths in the United States, according to the National Weather Service, which reports that lightning resulted in some 30 fatalities in Georgia from 1995-2016.

LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS

Written by Matt Davis on February 8, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

A lawsuit has been filed against Floyd County Schools by the Georgia Association of Educators and by a current employee seeking to require the school system to follow certain teacher-termination procedures known as the Fair Dismissal Act.

GEORGIA STATE PARKS HAVE UNIQUE OFFERINGS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 8, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away.  Are you in need of unique ideas to celebrate the occasion with your sweetie?  Consider a trip to a state park!  Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites have numerous events planned for Valentine’s Day (and for this weekend), states Public Affairs Coordinator Kim Hatcher.  Offerings include a hike to the heart stone at Fort Mountain and a sunset dinner train ride on the SAM Shortline Excursion Train in South Georgia on Tuesday, February 14th .  And cabins are currently available for those seeking to book an overnight stay at a state park (either on Valentine’s Day or for this weekend).

FLOYD EMA:  STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL POSTPONED

Written by Matt Davis on February 8, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The observation of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia continues today with a focus on Tornado Safety.  According to the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency, forecasted severe weather has led to the postponement of the statewide tornado drill that was scheduled for this morning until this Friday, February 10th at 9 am.

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