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SUMMER HEAT PREPAREDNESS

Written by Matt Davis on June 3, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The official first day of summer is still two and a half weeks away, but it is starting to warm up outside.  It won’t be too long until the dog days of summer arrive.  Logan Boss, Public Information Officer with Northwest Georgia Public Health, urges the public to be aware of the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

‘FINAL FIVE’ DETERMINED IN 4TH ANNUAL STATE MUTUAL INSURANCE BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Written by Matt Davis on June 2, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The deadline for voting to determine the “Final Five” in the 4th annual State Mutual Insurance Battle of the Bands has passed, and the five bands that will move onto the finals in the Battle have been announced.

GREATER ROME CHAMBER HAS SUCCESSFUL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Written by Matt Davis on June 2, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce wrapped up its 2013 membership drive late last week.  The drive brought in more than 100 new Chamber members and more than $34,000, according chairwoman Kay Chumbler of Heritage First Bank in Rome, who indicates that funds are still coming in.

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO SUNDAY SHOOTING

Written by Matt Davis on June 2, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

An investigation continues into a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday morning on Wheeler Street in Rome.  Kevin Daniel, age 39 and of 11 Wheeler Street, was shot in the stomach early Sunday morning.  His body is being sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab in Decatur for an autopsy.  No suspects have been apprehended in the case.  Those with tips are asked to share it with the Rome Police by calling (706) 238-5124.

ROME TEA PARTY HOLDS FORUM ABOUT COMMON CORE STANDARDS

Written by Matt Davis on May 30, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome TEA Party held a forum about Common Core Standards in Georgia last night at the Charles C. Parker Senior Center in Rome.  Guest panelists included Dr. Mike Buck, Chief Academic Officer for the state Board of Education; attorney Jane Robbins, Senior Fellow with the American Principles Project; and State Senator Chuck Hufstetler.  Radio personality Martha Zoller served as the moderator.

CLOCKTOWER CLASSIC SET FOR THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on May 30, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

And it’s going to be a busy weekend in Rome, Georgia with the Clocktower Classic handcycling race!  The race is set for today, tomorrow and Sunday.  It will be highlighted by the downtown criterium tomorrow, with a plethora of activities surrounding it, including the Playtona 500 race and the third annual Streets Alive festival.  The Clocktower Classic begins today with a 36-mile race that will start 10 am at the Rocky Mountain Recreation Area on Big Texas Valley Road.

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