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NY TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT BERRY COLLEGE THIS EVENING

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

Berry College will welcome New York Times best-selling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon to its campus tonight at 7 pm in the Cage Center as part of the Conson Wilson Lecture Series.  The event is free and open to the public.

GAS LEAK BACKS UP TRAFFIC ON SHORTER AVENUE

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

A gas leak led to backed up traffic on Shorter Avenue yesterday afternoon.  A utility crew that was working to lay fiber optic cable underground reportedly hit a natural gas line, causing the leak at around 3:45 pm in front of the MidTown Crossing Shopping Center.  Traffic was diverted around the area and was reopened around 5:30 pm.

LOCAL FIRE OFFICIALS OBSERVE FIRE PREVENTION MONTH, NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

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

October is Fire Prevention Month.  And this week is National Fire Prevention Week.  Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says that Fire Prevention Month was inspired in part by the story of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow, which set off the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.  Fire Prevention Week was instituted in 1922, and President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the first National Fire Prevention Week in 1925.

TELLUS M– USEUM KICKS OFF $1.2 MILLION VISION FOR THE FUTURE CAMPAIGN

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

The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville kicked off a $1.2 million Vision for the Future campaign this past Saturday, October 6th at a special luncheon that was hosted by WSB-TV chief meteorologist Glenn Burns.

DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES PARTICIPATE IN ‘SCARECROW STROLL’

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

If you’ve been on Facebook lately, you may have noticed pictures of scarecrows on the pages of downtown Rome businesses.  That’s because those businesses are participating the ‘Scarecrow Stroll’, which features a contest to see who has the best scarecrow in downtown.  The scarecrows displayed in front of downtown stores.  Romans can cast their votes for best scarecrow.  The winner will be determined on November 5th and will receive $200 to be donated to the charity of their choice.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER 6TH ELECTION IS TODAY!!!

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

If you plan to vote in the November 6th general election, you might want to go ahead and make sure you’re registered to do so.  The deadline to register to vote in the November 6th election is today.  Floyd County residents can register at the Elections Office located inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  For more information, call (706) 291-5123.  You can check your registration status online on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website at www.mvp.sos.state.ga.us.

THREE RIVERS RUN TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE BREAST CENTER AT FLOYD

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

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Many local institutions are observing it with a multitude of activities planned for the month, including the Floyd Healthcare Foundation.  The Foundation will host the second annual Three Rivers Run this Saturday, October 13th at 8:30 am.  The race will begin at the Floyd Corporate Support Center at 420 East Second Avenue and wind thru downtown Rome and along the Kingfisher Trail, a walking and biking path.

ROME-FLOYD ECO CENTER TO HOST SEMINAR ON WHITETAIL DEER THIS THURSDAY NIGHT

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

Attention hunters!!  The Rome-Floyd ECO Center will host a free seminar on whitetail deer hunting and management strategies this Thursday, October 11th at 7 pm at the ECO Center facility at Ridge Ferry Park.

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