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UPGRADES CONTINUE ON ROME’S HISTORIC CLOCK TOWER

Written by Matt Davis on June 15, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Upgrades continue on the historic Clock Tower in downtown Rome.  Kristi Kent, Director of Communications for the City of Rome, says that repairs to the brick work around the local landmark should be completed by the end of September (if not sooner).

FOUR YEAR OLD DIES IN FLOYD COUNTY DROWNING INCIDENT

Written by Matt Davis on June 15, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

A four-year-old died in a drowning incident in Floyd County on Wednesday night.  The child has been identified as Levi Waln.  According to reports, he was discovered unconscious in the family’s in-ground pool on Mathis Road just before 7:30 pm.  Medics’ attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at Floyd Medical Center at 9 pm.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:  HEAT INDICES OF 98 TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on June 15, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Things will be heating up in the Greater Rome area this weekend and on into next week, according to the National Weather Service.  High temperatures are expected to reach 92 with heat index values as high as 98 today. The forecast also calls for mostly sunny skies that will be accompanied by a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms late this afternoon.  Skies will be partly cloudy tonight with lows around 70.

CITY OF ROME TO CELEBRATE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY AS A BEE CITY USA NEXT WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on June 14, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The City of Rome will celebrate its one year anniversary as a Bee City USA next week.  Activities will be held locally to coincide with the observance of National Pollinator Week, June 18th through 24th.

GDOL:  UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS STATEWIDE IN MAY

Written by Matt Davis on June 14, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor reports that the state’s unemployment rate stood at 4.2 percent last month, a decline from 4.3 percent in April and from 4.8 percent in May 2018.

ROME-FLOYD RECYCLING CENTER SCHEDULES SCRAP TIRE AMNESTY DAY FOR JUNE 23RD

Written by Matt Davis on June 14, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome-Floyd Recycling Center has scheduled a Scrap Tire Amnesty Day for Saturday, June 23rd from 9 am to 2 pm at State Mutual Stadium.

MATHEWS LEAVING FLOYD COUNTY TO BECOME MANAGER OF ATHENS AIRPORT

Written by Matt Davis on June 13, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Mike Mathews, manager of the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field, will soon leave Floyd County to take a new job as the Director of the Athens-Ben Epps Airport.  He will assume his new post with the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government on July 9th, 2018, according to Manager Blaine Williams (who previously served as County Manager for Floyd County).

DEMPSEY BELIEVES THAT DEAL WILL MAKE GUBERNATORIAL HISTORY IN GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on June 13, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

State Representative Katie Dempsey of Rome believes that Governor Nathan Deal will go down as one of the best governors in state history.

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