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CONNECTIONS CLUB TO HOST ANNUAL SATURDAY IN THE PARK

Written by Matt Davis on September 14, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Connections Club of Rome will host their 4th annual Saturday in the Park event tomorrow night.  It will be an evening of dancing and dining at Ridge Ferry Park to benefit the Free Clinic of Rome and is set for 6 pm until 10 pm.  Live music will be provided by Brothers and Sisters, the 95.7 FM The Ridge 2012 Battle of the Bands People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice Award winner.  Tickets are $50 per single and $75 per couple and can be purchased from V3 magazine or by calling (706) 235-0748.

SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER’S DAVIS EARNS ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION, ELECTED TO GNESA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Written by Matt Davis on September 14, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Kim Davis, the executive director of the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia, has been named a Human Services Board-Certified Practitioner by the Center for Credentialing and Education.  She has also been elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA), according to an SAC media release.

ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY SELECTED FOR DEAL OF THE YEAR BY GEORGIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION FOR LOWE’S DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Written by Matt Davis on September 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Economic Developers Association has selected Rome and Floyd County for the Deal of the Year in the medium category for securing the Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center.  The award was presented last night during the Annual Awards Ceremony in Savannah.

THREE FINALISTS CHOSEN FOR 2013 FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Written by Matt Davis on September 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Three teachers have been selected as finalists for the 2013 Teacher of the Year recognition program for the Floyd County Schools.  According to a release from the school system, the finalists are:  Kim Baker, a middle grades teacher at the Floyd County Education Center; Allison Goggans, a history teacher at Pepperell High School; and Shannon Pollitz, an eighth-grade gifted language arts teacher at Pepperell Middle School.

JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUE OF ROME UNDERWAY WITH ANNUAL POINSETTIA SALE

Written by Matt Davis on September 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Junior Service League of Rome is underway with their annual Poinsettia Sale.  The sale began on Tuesday and continues thru mid November, according to sale chairwoman Jennifer Helbing.  She says the poinsettias come in three sizes:  small for $10, medium for $15 and large for $20.  They come in a variety of colors including red, white, pink and marble.

CONSTITUTION DAY FESTIVAL SET FOR SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on September 12, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Learn about one of the most important documents in American history and have fun while doing it at the 2012 Constitution Day Festival.  The free event is set for this Saturday, September 15th from 11 am until 3 pm at The Forum in downtown Rome.  Janice Hadaway with the Friends of the Constitution, the organization presenting the event, says that a scavenger hunt is a part of the activities planned for Saturday that will make learning about the constitution fun.

NET TAX COLLECTIONS UP IN AUGUST FOR GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on September 12, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of August totaled $1.32 billion for an increase of $24.5 million, or 1.9 percent, compared to August 2011.  Gross tax revenue deposits totaled $3.56 billion for an increse of $43 million, or 1.2 percent, compared to August of the previous fiscal year.  Year-to-date net collections totaled $2.64 billion for an increase of $115.5 million, or 4.6 percent.

DARLINGTON SENIOR NAMED NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP SEMIFINALIST

Written by Matt Davis on September 12, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Darlington School senior Grace Greene is among the 16,000 students across the nation to be named semifinalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.  These students have a shot at continuing in the competition for some 8,300 scholarship awards worth more than $32 million that will be offered this spring.

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