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ARREST MADE IN WEEKEND SHOOTING

Written by Matt Davis on January 21, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

A man who was shot over the weekend in Silver Creek remained in critical condition at Floyd Medical Center yesterday.  Steven Thornton suffered gunshot wounds in the incident which took place before 3 am on Sunday morning, according to a release from the Floyd County Police Department.  Janice Charlene Thornton, age 58, was arrested in connection with the incident.  She has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

LOCALS HONOR MLK

Written by Matt Davis on January 21, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Yesterday, of course, was Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  People all over the nation honored the slain Civil Rights leader.  Local activities included the annual Freedom March down Broad Street yesterday, which highlighted a weekend full of events held as part of King Celebration Weekend hosted by the MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia.  Hundreds were in attendance.  The theme for this year’s King Celebration Weekend was “Fulfilling the Dream Through Love and Service”, according to Alvin Jackson with the MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia.

GOVERNOR DEAL TO PRESENT SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK PROCLAMATION

Written by Matt Davis on January 21, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal is slated to present a proclamation this morning designating the week of February 4-8 at Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia.  The proclamation will be presented to Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security Director Charley English and a gathering of government officials, emergency managers, public safety professionals, broadcasters, meteorologists, volunteers and faith-based and civic organization representatives, according to a GEMA media advisory.  The presentation will take place at 10 am on the North Wing steps of the State Capitol in Atlanta.

KING WEEKEND ACTIVITIES TO CULMINATE WITH ANNUAL FREEDOM MARCH TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 20, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Activities have been held all weekend long to honor the slain Civil Rights leader as part of the King Celebration Weekend hosted by the MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia.  Those events will culminate with the annual Freedom March today.

COPING WITH THE COLD? DO IT SAFELY!!

Written by Matt Davis on January 20, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Are you trying to cope with the cold?  Make sure you do it safely!  Recent warm temperatures were followed by the rain and cold last week, and the cold remains as we head into this new work week.  Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says there are precautions that you can take to keep you and your family safe in these cold winter conditions.  Those precautions include making sure the filters in your heater are clean and making sure to leave space around space heaters.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on January 20, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow.  They’ll gather for a caucus session at 4 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  Commissioners are slated to hold a public hearing on the proposed 2013 budget at tomorrow’s meeting.  Take a look at their full agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

IT’S INAUGURATION DAY!

Written by Matt Davis on January 20, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

President Barack Obama was sworn in yesterday for his second term in office.  The public swearing-in ceremony will be held today.  The oath of office will be administered on the steps of the US Capitol at 11:30 am.  After that, Obama will deliver his his inaugural address.  That will be followed by the Presidential Inauguration Parade and inaugural balls.

BUSY MLK WEEKEND ON TAP IN ROME

Written by Matt Davis on January 17, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is this coming Monday, January 21st.  The MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia will honor the slain Civil Rights leader all this weekend with a variety of events for their King Celebration Weekend.

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