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WANNA GIVE A PRACTICAL CHRISTMAS GIFT? CONSIDER A SMOKE ALARM OR CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR

Written by Matt Davis on December 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Looking to give a practical Christmas gift this year?  Consider a smoke alarm or a carbon monoxide detector.  Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says that a smoke alarm or a carbon monoxide detector could save someone’s life!

TELLUS M– USEUM INVITES PUBLIC TO CHECK OUT NEW EXHIBITS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Written by Matt Davis on December 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Tellus:  Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville invites area residents to pay them a visit this holiday season.  Marketing director Joe Schulman says there are two new exhibits on display.  The first is called Space Spinoffs and explores items and technologies discovered by NASA that are used everyday right here on Earth.  The second is called Colorful Cosmos and is highlighted by images from the Tellus Digital Astronomy Workshop.

MIXED BAG WITH NOVEMBER REVENUES

Written by Matt Davis on December 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for November totaled nearly $1.35 billion for a decrease of $9 million, or -0.7 percent, compared to the same period last fiscal year.  Through five months, however, net tax revenue collections are up $249.5 million, or 3.7 percent, compared to year-to-date November 2011.

SSHORTER UNIVERSITY GRADUATION SET FOR TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on December 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Shorter University will hold its Fall Commencement exercises today at 10 am at The Forum in downtown Rome.  Approximately 525 students are expected to graduate.  The guest speaker will be Shorter alum and faculty member Dr. Ben McFry.

TELLUS M– USEUM FOLLOWING MARS ROVER, VOYAGER SPACECRAFT

Written by Matt Davis on December 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

In news for science aficionados, the Mars Curiosity Rover continues its journey along the surface of the ‘Red Planet’.  The Tellus:  Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville has been tracking its quest.  Marketing director Joe Schulman says that the rover is trying to determine if there are sustainable forms of life on Mars.  The news was announced earlier this week that NASA plans to launch another Mars rover most likely in 2020.

EXHIBIT OF LOCAL ART ON DISPLAY AT GEORGIA HIGHLANDS

Written by Matt Davis on December 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The library on the Floyd campus of Georgia Highlands College is playing host to an exhibit featuring the Pear Street Painters, a collaborative group of Rome and Floyd County artists that gather once a week to paint, inspire each other and offer mutual critiques, according to a GHC media release.  The artists installed their paintings mid-November, and the exhibit will run through the end of spring semester.  Periodically during that time, the artists will refresh the exhibit by changing the display.  The exhibit is open for the general public to view free of charge every Monday thru Thursday from 8 am until 9 pm and on Fridays from 8 am until noon.  The library is closed on Saturday and Sunday.  For holiday hours, visit www.highlands.edu/site/library-hours.

FLOYD HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION PARTICIPATING IN GEORGIA GIVES DAY

Written by Matt Davis on December 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd Healthcare Foundation is among many organizations across Georgia participating today in Georgia Gives Day, a statewide fundraising event.  The purpose of Georgia Gives Day is to bring the state together as one community to raise as much money and awareness as possible in 24 hours for Georgia nonprofits, according to a Floyd Medical Center media release.

ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS AUCTION IS TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on December 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

If you’re looking for something to do tonight that would get you in that holiday spirit while at the same time ensure that some needy kids in our community have a Merry Christmas, make your plans to attend the annual Toys for Tots Auction at the Rome Civic Center.  Doors open at 5 pm.  The event begins at 6 pm, with the live auction set for 7 pm.

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