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LOCAL STUDENTS TO SOON HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL

Written by Matt Davis on July 30, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

August is right around the corner.  That means back-to-school time!  The Rome City Schools will begin the 2012-2013 school year this Wednesday, August 1st.  The first day of classes for the Floyd County Schools is August 8th, which is also the first day back for St. Mary’s School.  Unity Christian School’s students head back to class on August 6th.  Darlington School’s first day of school is August 20th, while Berry Elementary and Middle School go back to school on August 10th.

LAST DAY OF EARLY VOTING IS TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on July 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Today is the final day of early voting for the July 31st primary election.  Floyd County voters can cast their ballots from 8 am until 5 pm at the Floyd County Elections Office inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  Polls will be open on Election Day next Tuesday from 7 am until 7 pm.

WOMEN OF WORTH HELPING LOCAL WOMEN WITH FREE PAP SMEAR SCREENINGS

Written by Matt Davis on July 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Women of WORTH, Inc. will host a Free Pap Smear Screening Day today at 1513 Dean Street in Rome.  Nurse Practitioner Marilyn Ringstaff says that while today’s event is completely booked, women can still call to get on a waiting list for future pap smear screenings.

CANCER NAVIGATORS PRESENTED WITH $12,585 CHECK FOR BAGLEYS MOTORCYCLE RIDE

Written by Matt Davis on July 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Cancer Navigators was presented with a check for $12,585 from Buddy and Darlene Bagley yesterday that raised from a motorcycle ride held earlier this month to benefit the organization.  The ride was held in honor of Darlene, who is a cancer patient.  The Bagleys say they are grateful for the cancer care that Darlene has received at the Harbin Clinic’s Tony E. Warren MD Cancer Center and for the services provided by Cancer Navigators.  The Ride for Cancer Navigators was held on Saturday, July 14th; it was the second annual event.

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: UNEMPLOYMENT UP IN METRO ROME, NORTHWEST GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on July 26, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the preliminary unemployment rate for metro Rome rose to 10.6 percent in June, up from 10.2 percent in May.  Metro Rome’s jobless rate was 11.2 percent in June 2011.

COOSA RIVER BASIN INITIATIVE GEARING UP FOR RIVER REVELRY: A BIODIVERSITY BASH

Written by Matt Davis on July 26, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative is gearing up for River Revelry:  A Biodiversity Bash.  The annual event is set for Saturday, August 18th from 6 pm until 11 pm at Heritage Park in Rome.

LOCAL CHAMBERS JOIN TO URGE SUPPORT OF T-SPLOST

Written by Matt Davis on July 26, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce and the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce all joined to endorse the 2012 Transportation Referendum (or T-SPLOST) yesterday afternoon at a joint press conference at the intersection of US 41 and Georgia 140.

FLOYD COUNTY GOP ACTIVITIES ABOUND WITH PRIMARY ELECTION LOOMING NEAR

Written by Matt Davis on July 25, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

With the July 31st primary election right around the corner, the Floyd County GOP is keeping busy.  Layla Shipman with the Floyd GOP says that the group will have their monthly meeting this Saturday morning, July 28th at Western Sizzlin.  Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am, with the meeting to get underway at 9 am.  The cost is $8 per person.  Candidates for State Senate District 52 will be in attendance, including David Doss, Chuck Hufstetler and Hayden Collins.  That will be followed by an election night gathering next Tuesday night beginning at 7 pm at the Floyd GOP headquarters at 337 Broad Street.  

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