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WANNA ADOPT A NEW PET?  VISIT FLOYD COUNTY PAWS TODAY!

Written by Matt Davis on June 16, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Have you been thinking about opening your home to a new furry family member?  Have your kids been ‘dogging’ you for a new puppy or kitty?  Then maybe it’s time to pay a visit to PAWS (aka Floyd County Animal Control).  The 2013 SPLOST-funded facility opened at its new North Avenue location nearly sixth months ago.  It is currently bursting at the seams with cats, according to director Jason Broome, who adds that adoption fees are $35 for cats and $40 dogs.

HUFSTETLER NAMED TO SENATE SPECIAL TAX EXEMPTION STUDY COMMITTEE

Written by Matt Davis on June 16, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Senator Chuck Hufstetler of Rome has been appointed by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to serve as a member of the Senate Special Tax Exemption Study Committee, according to a media release from the Georgia Senate Press Office.

LOUDERMILK COMMENTS ON SHOOTING AT CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL PRACTICE

Written by Matt Davis on June 15, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Congressman Barry Loudermilk, who represents Georgia’s 11th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives, was among those present on Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire at a congresssional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington DC.  The shooting left Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana in critical condition; several others were injured.

GEORGIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECLINES FOR THE FOURTH STRAIGHT MONTH

Written by Matt Davis on June 15, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate declined for the fourth straight month to 4.9 percent last month, down from five percent in April and from 5.3 percent in May 2016.  The last time that the state recorded a jobless rate as low as 4.9 percent was in October 2007.

CHIEFTAINS MUSEUM/MAJOR RIDGE HOME TO HOST FAMILY FREE DAY ON SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on June 15, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will host a Family Free Day this Saturday, June 17th with Cherokee crafts, dance and stickball demonstrations.  It will take place from 11 am until 4 pm on the museum campus on Riverside Parkway in Rome.

THIS IS FLAG DAY! 

Written by Matt Davis on June 14, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Today is Flag Day.  This marks the 240th anniversary of when, on June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress made the Stars & Stripes the first national flag.  According to popular legend, the first American flag was designed by Betsy Ross though this belief has no historical basis.

TEAMS AND SPONSORS SOUGHT FOR SWING FOR THE KIDS GOLF CLASSIC TO BENEFIT ROME-FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Written by Matt Davis on June 14, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Teams and sponsors are being sought for the 23rd annual Swing for the Kids Golf Classic to benefit the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth.  The tournament is set for Friday, September 8th at the Stonebridge Golf Club in Rome.

SPLOST COMMITTEE TO HEAR PRESENTATIONS THIS THURSDAY

Written by Matt Davis on June 14, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd County’s 2017 SPLOST Committee will begin hearing presentations this Thursday evening.  The gathering will take place at 5:30 pm in the newly renovated ballroom of The Forum River Center in downtown Rome. The public is invited to attend.  For more information, contact the Floyd County Clerk’s Office at (706) 291-5110.

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