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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.

SPLOST COMMITTEE WHITTLING DOWN LIST OF POTENTIAL PROJECTS TO BE INCLUDED ON NOVEMBER BALLOT

Written by Matt Davis on August 4, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The 2017 Floyd County SPLOST Committee continues its work towards whittling down options for a Special Purpose, Local Option Sales Tax to be put before voters in November.

HEALTH INITIATIVE FOR MEN AND WOMEN SET FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 19TH

Written by Matt Davis on August 4, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The 16th annual Health Initiative for Men and Women is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 19th from 8 am until noon at the Floyd County Health Department, 16 East 12th Street in Rome.  The event is once again being sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Rome.

LOCAL ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES BID FOR SCHOOL BOARD

Written by Matt Davis on August 4, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Local attorney (and mom of middle schoolers) JJ Walker Seifert announced via press release on Thursday her intentions to run for one of the seven posts on the Rome City School Board that will be up for a vote in November.

EXCITEMENT SURROUNDS THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Written by Matt Davis on August 3, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

As the curtain rises on a brand new school year, Lou Byars, Superintendent of the Rome City Schools, has a message for his friends in the Floyd County School system (and at other schools) – good luck!

SCHOOLS TO DELAY DISMISSAL ON AUGUST 21ST DUE TO TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

Written by Matt Davis on August 3, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome and Floyd County school systems will delay dismissal on Monday, August 21st due to the total solar eclipse that will cover portions of the US.  Both school systems announced on Wednesday their plans to delay dismissal of schools by 30 minutes to ensure safe viewing of the eclipse in addition to safe dismissal of students.  The delay will also allow for unique educational opportunities.  All schools will begin at the regular time that day.

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