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JUNE FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT TO FEATURE INFINITY SHOW BAND

Written by Matt Davis on May 30, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The next installment in the 2012 First Friday concert series is coming up this Friday, June 1st.  The Infinity Show Band will entertain those in attendance at the concert, which will get underway at 7 pm at Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome.  Infinity Show Band plays a variety of music, from Motown to rhythm and blues and contemporary.  In the event of rain, the June First Friday concert will be moved to the Rome City Auditorium.

FIFTEEN LIVES LOST ON GEORGIA’S ROADS OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on May 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Fifteen people were killed on Georgia’s roads over the Memorial Day  holiday travel period, according to totals from all law enforcement agencies statewide.  The 78-hour holiday travel period got underway at 6 pm on Friday evening and ended at midnight last night.  The Georgia State Patrol recorded some 332 traffic crashes with 196 injuries and six fatalities.  There was one fatality reported in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia.  It came from state troopers in LaFayette.

MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVED NATIONWIDE, KICKS OFF SUMMER

Written by Matt Davis on May 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Of course, yesterday was Memorial Day, and our nation’s fallen soldiers were honored by folks all around the country and right here in Northwest Georgia.  Memorial Day is formerly known as Decoration Day, and it is a holiday that originated after the American Civil War as a day to honor Union soldiers that died in that war.  By the 20th century, the observance grew to include soldiers that died in all wars.

ROME TEA PARTY TO HOST FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CANDIDATE FORUM ON THURSDAY EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on May 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome TEA Party will host a Floyd County Commissioners Candidate Forum this Thursday, May 31st from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm at the Charles Parker Senior Center at 1395 Kingston Highway in Rome.  All County Commission candidates that qualified by last Friday’s deadline have been invited.  Mike Morton says that all six candidates have confirmed their plans to be in attendance, including Irwin Bagwell, Garry Fricks, Jerry Lee, Larry Maxey, Nathan Roberts and Rhonda Wallace.

FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM BEGINS TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on May 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Now that school’s out for local students, many parents are wondering how to make sure their kids have nutritious meals over the summer.  The US Department of Agriculture is partnering with local communities to serve free meals for children, and the Floyd County Schools are teaming with local churches and organizations to meet the needs of area children.

GRADUATION TIME FOR FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Graduation time is here for students in the Floyd County School system.  All of Floyd County’s high schools will hold their graduation ceremonies at the Forum in downtown Rome.  Pepperell will hold theirs first tonight at 7 pm, according to the Forum’s manager, Brent Poplin.

QUALIFYING ENDS TODAY AT NOON

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The deadline for candidates to qualify for races in the July 31st primary election is today.

MEMORIAL DAY CLOSINGS

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Memorial Day is coming up this Monday.  There will be a number of closings that day, including Rome, Floyd County, state and federal offices.  No mail will be delivered on Monday.  The City of Rome’s Solid Waste Collections Department will be closed that day.  Monday’s garbage and recycling will be collected on Tuesday.  Tuesday’s route will go on as normal.  All banks will be closed on Monday, along with the Rome Floyd County Library and the Department of Drivers Services (which is normally closed on Monday and will also be closed on Saturday).  The Rome Transit Department buses will not run on Monday.

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