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HEART OF THE COMMUNITY WALK, RIDE AND PADDLE SET FOR SATURDAY

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

The Heart of the Community Foundation’s 5th annual Heart of the Community Walk, Ride and Paddle is set for tomorrow, Saturday, February 23rd at 10 am at Heritage Park in Rome.

ROME YOUNG REPUBLICANS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEMBERS

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

The Rome Young Republicans are looking for a few good members.  Layla Shipman is a part of this and many other local and state Republican organizations.  She says that the Rome Young Republicans are very involved, not just politically, but in the community at large.

GRCVB, BERRY TO HOST TOURISM CONFERENCE

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

The Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau, Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum and Berry College have partnered to host the 2013 Winter Chautauqua on Tourism in March.

STORM RECOVERY, CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE FROM US CONGRESSMAN TOM GRAVES

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

It’s been more than three weeks since the storms that hit Northwest Georgia, causing substantial damage in communities like Adairsville and Gordon County.  Recovery efforts continue in Gordon County, according to US Congressman Tom Graves.  He says he has been really impressed with how people in his home county have stepped up to help each other out.  He says that a fundraiser for storm relief efforts will be held at the Chili Cook Off in Calhoun this weekend.  It is one of many such fundraisers held in the past month.

FMC’S STUENKEL INSTALLED AS GHA CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

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

Floyd Medical Center’s President and CEO Kurt Stuenkel was installed as chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Hospital Association at the association’s annual convention last week in Atlanta.  He succeeds 2012 Chair William T. Moore, President and CEO of Atlanta Medical Center, according to an FMC media release.

ROME BAND BOOSTERS TO HOST ANNUAL “NIGHT OF DREAMS” IN APRIL

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

The Rome High School Band’s annual “Night of Dreams” has been scheduled for Saturday, April 6th at 7 pm at The Forum in downtown Rome.  The event will feature music from the Rome Middle and High School Jazz Bands.  Corporate sponsorships and tables are available on a first come first served/placed basis.

ROME EXCHANGE CLUB TO HONOR YOUTH OF THE YEAR ON FRIDAY

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

The Rome Exchange Club will hold their annual Youth of the Year program tomorrow during the club’s regular meeting at the Palladium on the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.  The meeting will get underway at noon.  The 2012-2013 Youth of the Year theme is “Youth Volunteerism:  Working Magic in Our Communities”.

QUESTIONS ARISE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT OF RIF

Written by Matt Davis on February 19, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

A multitude of questions have arisen following the Floyd County School System’s announcement last Friday that more than 100 of its employees will lose their jobs due to the Reduction In Force being instituted by the school system to deal with the budget shortfall it currently faces.  Some 119 employees, 103 full time and 16 part time, will not return to their positions next year as a result of the RIF.

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