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ADVANCE VOTING BEGINS TODAY; POLITICAL CANDIDATES FORUMS SET FOR TOMORROW EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on October 15, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Early/advance voting for the November 6th general election begins today.  It is being offered Monday thru Friday from 8 am until 5 pm thru November 2nd on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  Saturday voting will be offered on October 27th from 9 am until 4 pm in the same location.  Another early/advance voting location will be open at the Rome Civic Center from October 29th thru November 2nd.

LOCAL RESIDENTS TO HIT THE TRAILS AGAINST ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE WITH ANNUAL WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

Written by Matt Davis on October 15, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Local residents will hit the trails against Alzheimer’s Disease at the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, November 10th at 10 am at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome.  Registration will begin at 8:30 am.

ZOMBIELAND IS OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!

Written by Matt Davis on October 15, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The first weekend of Zombieland is in the books.  Zombieland is a haunted house conducted by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to raise funds for its youth programs.  It is in a new location this year, in front of Mount Berry Square Mall in the old Treasure Island building.

VP DEBATE A HEATED AFFAIR

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

Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan faced off in a debate last night at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.  The candidates went head to head on issues related to domestic and foreign policy.  It was a rather heated debate, with topics including the recent terrorist attack in Libya, the economy and health care reform.  The debate, which was moderated by Martha Raddatz of ABC News, is the only one between VP candidates this year.

SEPTEMBER REVENUES UP 3.9 PERCENT IN GEORGIA

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

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of September totaled $1.59 billion for an increase of $59.5 million, or 3.9 percent, compared to September 2011.  Through the first quarter of this year, net revenue collections totaled $4.2 billion – an increase of $175 million, or 4.3 percent, compared to last year.

TELLUS M– USEUM TO HOST HEAVY METAL IN MOTION

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

A big event is on tap for this weekend at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville.  Heavy Metal in Motion is set for tomorrow, Saturday, October 13th, from 10 am until 5 pm at the Museum.  Marketing director Joe Schulman says some fascinating stuff is in store for attendees of this year’s Heavy Metal in Motion, including a Black Hawk helicopter, an armored Humvee, a hovercraft, vintage cars and trucks and more.  Admission is free for members and included in the cost of admission for non-members.

CANCER NAVIGATORS, SURVIVORS TO BE PART OF SUNDAY’S ATLANTA FALCONS GAME

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

Rome’s Cancer Navigators will be joined by breast cancer survivors and caretakers to be a part of festivities at this Sunday’s Atlanta Falcons game when the Falcons and the NFL celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

FIRE PREVENTION MONTH: PREVENT FIRES FROM SPREADING BY MAKING SURE YOUR SMOKE ALARM IS IN WORKING ORDER

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

October is Fire Prevention Month.  Fire safety officials are working hard to promote fire safety across the country.  Though they wish to prevent fires, fires do happen.  The best way to be prepared for that is to make sure your smoke alarm is in proper working order, according to Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department.  He says it’s also wise to clean dust and bugs from around the device.

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