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HUFSTETLER NAMED TO CHILD SUPPORT COMMISSION

Written by Matt Davis on March 14, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

State Senator Chuck Hufstetler has been tapped to serve on the Child Support Commission by Governor Nathan Deal.

UNEMPLOYMENT UP FROM DECEMBER TO JANUARY IN METRO ROME, NWGA

Written by Matt Davis on March 13, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the unemployment rate in metro Rome rose to 10.2 percent in January, up from 9.4 percent in December.  The rate stood at 11 percent in January 2012.

THE BLIZZARD OF ’93 REMEMBERED

Written by Matt Davis on March 13, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

This time 20 years ago, Rome was mired in snow that resulted from the Blizzard of ’93.  Local historian Ken Studdard says that the Blizzard was likely the worst thing that ever happened weather-wise in this area.  He says there are a couple of weather events that come close, such as the ice storm of 1960.  Studdard believes that emergency officials are better prepared these days to handle emergencies like the Blizzard of ’93.

TWENTY YEARS LATER – THE BLIZZARD OF ’93 REMEMBERED

Written by Matt Davis on March 12, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since the Blizzard of 1993.  Snow began to fall on the evening of Friday, March 12, 1993.  Some two feet fell in areas around Floyd County over that weekend.

FLOYD EMA BETTER PREPARED TO HANDLE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS NOW THAN IN ’93

Written by Matt Davis on March 12, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock says that if something like the Blizzard of ’93 were to happen these days, emergency management would be much better prepared to handle it.  He indicates that Floyd County’s new Emergency Communications System is quite a bit more advanced than what we had in 1993.

SHIPMAN CHOSEN AS NEW CHAIRMAN FOR FLOYD GOP

Written by Matt Davis on March 12, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Republican Party has a new Chairman.  Layla Shipman nabbed the Floyd GOP chairmanship at the Floyd County Republican Convention this past Saturday.

CHILLY TEMPS TO GIVE WAY TO WARMTH THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on March 12, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Romans are waking up to chilly temperatures this Wednesday morning.  The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning that remains in effect thru 11 am today.  A wind advisory will be in effect from noon until 8 pm, with winds northwest at 15 to 25 miles per hour and gusts as high as 30 to 35 mph possible.  Sunny skies are on tap for today with highs in the mid 50s.  Tonight will clear and chilly with lows in the mid 20s.  Here’s the good news (for those who love warm weather) – high temperatures are expected to be in the low 70s this weekend.

POLLITZ NAMED FINALIST FOR GEORGIA TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Written by Matt Davis on March 11, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Shannon Pollitz, an 8th grade Gifted Language Arts teacher at Pepperell Middle School, is one of 10 finalists for the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year, the Georgia Department of Education announced yesterday.  The 10 finalists were chosen from a pool of 155 applicants that were selected as Teacher of the Year in their school districts.

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