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BUSY SUMMER AT TELLUS M– USEUM

Written by Matt Davis on July 11, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A busy summer is in full swing at the Tellus:  Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville.  Marketing director Joe Schulman invites the public to come in from the heat (or the rain, as the case may be) and enjoy an educational and fun time for the whole family.  He says that a number of great shows are playing in the museum’s planetarium, and the museum is the site of numerous informative lectures.  

HARBIN PRESIDENT AND CEO PLEASED WITH RECENT GROWTH

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

The Harbin Clinic has experienced considerable growth in recent years.  Its Tony E. Warren MD Cancer Center officially opened one year and three months ago today, and numerous Harbin offices have popped all over the Northwest Georgia region in the last few years.  President and CEO Dr. Ken Davis says he is particularly proud of the success of the cancer center.  He says that the Harbin Clinic has constructed or renovated almost 600,000 square feet over the last six or seven years and is taking a brief respite from construction now.  

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET TODAY; COMMISSIONERS TO GET EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM UPDATE

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

The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today.  They’ll gather for a caucus session at noon, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  

EARLY VOTING FOR JULY 31ST PRIMARY BEGINS TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on July 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Early voting begins today for the July 31st primary election.  A number of local races and Georgia General Assembly posts will be up for a vote, along with the proposed TSPLOST referendum.  Voters in Floyd County can cast their ballots Monday thru Friday 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 thru July 27th.  A special Saturday voting day has been set for July 21st from 9 am until 4 pm.  An additional early voting site will be open at the Rome Civic Center from July 23rd thru 26th.  

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET THIS EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on July 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening.  Commissioners will meet in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome.  On the agenda – a memorandum of understanding with Samson Developers that could pave the way for the redevelopment of West Third Street.  Take a look at the Rome City Commission’s agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

SUMMER HEAT GETTING TO BE TOO MUCH? KNOW WHEN TO GET HELP!

Written by Matt Davis on July 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Summer time has and will continue to bring hot temperatures to our area.  With the extreme heat, it’s important to take care of ourselves and those around us.  And it’s important to know when to get help if the heat gets to be too much for an individual.  Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says there are certain signs that indicate when it’s time to get medical assistance. Those include the inability to keep fluids down, strange behavior, chest pains and/or shortness of breath and the more extreme symptom of unconsciousness.  

JULY FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT IS TONIGHT!

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

Get ready do some dancing in the streets at the July First Friday concert, which is set for tonight at 7 pm at Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome.
This month’s concert will feature the music of the Ben Deignan Band.  Amanda Carter with the Rome Downtown Development Authority says Deignan has a ‘cool’ sound.  She says that he has been compared to popular acts such as Jason Mraz, Maroon Five and John Mayer.  

ROME CELEBRITY DANCE CHALLENGE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER OF NWGA

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

The second annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge is set for Saturday, August 18th at 7 pm at the Rome City Auditorium.  The event is a fund raiser for the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.  SAC Executive Director Kim Davis indicates that it will be a gala affair.  She says that there will be a pre-event party at the DeSoto Theatre at 5:15 pm which is open to all ticket holders.  The party will feature refreshments and a silent auction.  Doors open for the show at 6 pm.  

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