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PAM TEBOW, MOTHER OF TIM TEBOW, TO SPEAK AT 2017 FRIENDS FOR LIFE BANQUET

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

Pam Tebow, mother of famed athlete Tim Tebow, will be the guest speaker for the 28th annual Friends for Life Banquet.  The event, sponsored by Haven Health Clinic for Women (formerly the Pregnancy Center of Rome), is slated for the evening of Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30 pm at The Forum River Center in downtown Rome.

COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND GLEN CAMPBELL LOSES BATTLE WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

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

Country music legend Glen Campbell passed away at the age of 81 on Tuesday after a six-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

MOTHER OF MURDERED TODDLER SENTENCED TO PRISON

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

The mother of a toddler that was murdered almost four years ago has been sentenced to prison.  Kayla Medckie was sentenced in Floyd County Superior Court on Monday to 10 years, four behind bars and the rest on probation, on a charge of second degree cruelty to children.  Medckie was the mother of 3-year-old Ella Camp, who was beaten to death by Medckie’s boyfriend David Zachary Gresham in September 2013.  Gresham is serving life without parole for murder in connection with the case.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO PRIORTIZE SAFETY AS 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR PROGRESSES

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

The new school year is well underway for the majority of students around the Rome and Floyd County area.

KEEP AN UMBRELLA HANDY THIS WEEK!

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

Keep an umbrella handy this week.  A chance of showers and thunderstorms remains in the forecast through early next week, as predicted by the National Weather Service.  High temperatures will hover around the low to mid 80s during that time.  A few strong storms are possible, according to a special weather statement from the NWS; the primary concerns over the next few days will be gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall.  Localized flooding is also possible due to saturated grounds.

AAA:  GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO CLIMB

Written by Matt Davis on August 7, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Gas prices are, for the most part, climbing across the country, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Georgia averaged $2.23 on Sunday after rising five cents over the past week.

PLANS ARE IN THE MAKING FOR 2017 NAMI WALK, KICKOFF LUNCHEON SET FOR AUGUST 22ND

Written by Matt Davis on August 7, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is currently in the midst of making plans for the local 2017 NAMI Walk, scheduled for Saturday, November 4th at Heritage Park.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET ON TUESDAY

Written by Matt Davis on August 7, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday.  They’ll gather for a caucus session at 2 pm, to be followed by their regular meeting at 4 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  Both sessions are open to the public.  View the County Commission’s agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

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