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ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on March 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening.  They’ll meet in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome.  Both are open to the public.  Take a look at the Commission’s agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

VOTERS TO GO TO THE POLLS FOR SUPER TUESDAY TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on March 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday.  Georgia is among 10 states nationwide whose voters will go to the polls to have their say on who should get the Republican presidential nomination.  In addition, voters in Floyd County will determine the fate of the 2012 SPLOST.  And those in the City of Rome will cast their ballots for or against Sunday alcohol package sales.  Polls will open at 7 am and remain open until 7 pm.  For more information about tomorrow’s election, call the Floyd County Elections and Registration office at (706) 295-5167.

LOCAL CITIZEN GROUP SUPPORTS 2012 SPLOST

Written by Matt Davis on March 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A group of local business people are speaking out in support of the 2012 SPLOST.  Nancy Smith, owner of NL Smithworks, Alan Horne with Suzuki Manufacturing, are members of the Rome/Floyd County Citizens for Progress and discussed the matter on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome last Friday.

ANNUAL FINSTER FEST SET FOR MAY 5TH AND 6TH IN SUMMERVILLE

Written by Matt Davis on March 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Paradise Garden Foundation has announced that this year’s Finster Fest has been scheduled for May 5th and 6th at Dowdy Park in Summerville.  The event began as Howard Finster Day in Summerville in the early 1980s and has become internationally known as Finster Fest.  It is one of North Georgia’s most popular Folk Art and Music Festivals.  Finster Fest 2012 will include performing acts such as Roger Allen Wade, Patterson Hood of the Drive-by Truckers and others.  It will also serve as host to artists from around the nation, coming together to celebrate the legacy of Howard Finster.  In addition, there will be a recycled art project and a shuttle to Paradise Garden for tours during the two-day festival.

PEPPERELL HIGH TEACHER NAMED FINALIST FOR GEORGIA TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Written by Matt Davis on March 2, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Pepperell High School teacher Alana Ellenburg, the Floyd County Schools Teacher of the Year for 2012, has been named a finalist for the 2013 Georgia Teacher of the Year.  She was one of ten finalists announced by State Superintendent Dr. John Barge at a news conference yesterday in Atlanta.  According to a Floyd County Schools media release, Ellenburg teaches the “High School 101” course at Pepperell High.  The course is taught to freshmen in the Floyd County Schools as a part of the Freshman Academy program that seeks to provide a bridge for students from middle school to high school and helps them adapt to the greater expectations and demands of high school life.

SHANNON WHITWORTH TO PERFORM BENEFIT CONCERT AT THE DESOTO THEATRE ON FRIDAY NIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on March 2, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

There’s still time to get tickets to see Americana and bluegrass singer Shannon Whitworth perform at the Historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome tonight at 8 pm.  Whitworth, the daughter of Darlington School’s headmaster Tom Whitworth, is performing as a part of the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation’s concert series to raise money for the restoration of the theatre.

CRBI TO TEAM WITH ROME/FLOYD ECO CENTER AND DARLINGTON SCHOOL TO HOST GEORGIA ADOPT-A-STREAM WORKSHOP TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on March 2, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative is teaming with the Rome/Floyd ECO River Education Center and the Darlington School Outdoor Club to host a Georgia Adopt-A-Stream workshop tomorrow.  Participants will learn how to conduct chemical water monitoring on local streams and submit their data to Georgia’s Adopt-A-Stream database which helps track stream health across the state.  CRBI Executive Director Joe Cook says that the three hour workshop will be taught by River Education Center Director Eric Lindberg and is set to begin at 9 am at Darlington School’s Huffman Center.

TELLUS M– USEUM LECTURE SERIES TO COVER NASA TWEET-UP

Written by Matt Davis on March 2, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Tellus:  Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville will continue its lecture series tonight with “Tweet Me Up NASA”.  The museum’s marketing director Joe Schulman will discuss his November trip to Florida for the Mars Rover Launch tonight at 7 pm at the museum.

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