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GUN CONTROL DEBATE CONTINUES

Written by Matt Davis on January 15, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Gun control has been a hot topic of debate since the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting last month.  Some are for stricter gun laws, others want their gun rights to be protected.

THE RAIN WILL END…EVENTUALLY

Written by Matt Davis on January 15, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Rain, rain, rain…the rain continues to fall in Rome and Northwest Georgia.  The National Weather Service reported nearly four inches of rain (3.84 inches, to be exact) from late Sunday night thru early this morning at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport.  The flood watch issued by the NWS earlier this week has been extended thru tomorrow evening.  There is also a flood warning for some areas in Northwest Georgia, including the Armuchee Creek in Armuchee, affecting Floyd County.  Rain remains in the forecast thru tomorrow and is expected to give way to sun as we get ready to head into the weekend.

SLAIN CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER MARTIN LUTHER KING JR TO BE HONORED LOCALLY WITH KING CELEBRATION WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on January 14, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Martin Luther King Jr Day is coming up on Monday, January 21st.  The MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia has planned a plethora of events all throughout this weekend during its annual King Celebration Weekend.
The celebration will begin on Friday night (January 18th) with a “Musical Extravaganza”, which will feature dance, music and acting.  The event is set for 6:30 pm at the Rome City Auditorium.  It is free and open to the public.

WORRIED ABOUT THE FLU? GET A FLU SHOT!

Written by Matt Davis on January 14, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

With all news recently about how bad flu season is this year, are you worried that you might get the flu?  The number one best way to prevent it is to get a flu shot.  This is the message of Logan Boss with Northwest Georgia Public Health.

HIGHWAY 411 CONNECTOR TO BE DISCUSSED IN CARTERSVILLE ON THURSDAY EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on January 14, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The proposed Highway 411 Connector will be the topic of discussion this Thursday night at a meeting to be held in Cartersville by the Coalition for the Right Road.  The meeting is set for 6:30 pm at the Church at Liberty Square at 2001 Liberty Square Drive.  The guest speaker will be GDOT Board Member Jeff Lewis.  Dinner will be provided by Chic-Fil-A.  The Highway 411 Connector will be discussed with an open question and answer session.  The event is free and open to the public.

RAIN CONTINUES….

Written by Matt Davis on January 14, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The rain continues to fall in Rome and Northwest Georgia.  The National Weather Service has reported two and a half inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport from late Sunday night thru early this morning.  The flood watch issued yesterday by the NWS remains in effect through tomorrow morning.

2013 LEGISLATIVE SESSION BEGINS TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly gets underway today.  Lawmakers will gather under the Gold Dome in Atlanta to begin the 40-day session this morning.

BUSY JANUARY FOR COOSA RIVER BASIN INITIATIVE

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative has a few concerns that it will take before the Georgia General Assembly during the 2013 session.  Executive Director Joe Cook says one of his main priorities will be the Hazardous Waste Trustfund, which is up for renewal this year.

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