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TEN PEOPLE DIE ON GEORGIA’S ROADS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on September 4, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia State Patrol has reported that ten people lost their lives on the state’s roads over the 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period, which began Friday evening at 6 pm and ended at midnight last night.  The deaths resulted from eight fatal crashes, five of which were investigated by the GSP.  There were no fatalities recorded in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia.  Over the holiday weekend, state troopers investigated some 373 traffic crashes which resulted in 230 injuries.  

RAINY LABOR DAY DUMPS NEARLY AN INCH AND A HALF OF RAIN OVER ROME

Written by Matt Davis on September 4, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

It was certainly a rainy Labor Day for Rome and Northwest Georgia.  The National Weather Service reported just under an inch and a half of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Armuchee from early Monday morning/late Sunday night thru early this morning.  A 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms remains in the forecast for today, diminishing to 30 percent tonight.

TUCK CONTINUES INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

Written by Matt Davis on September 4, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Amos Tuck, program coordinator for the Coosa River Basin Initiative is in the midst of an incredible journey.  He left on August 25th on a paddle trip that began in the Cohutta Wilderness in North Georgia and, after a 200 mile journey, will end at Weiss Lake in Alabama.  The 21-day journey is covering the Conasauga, Oostanaula and Coosa Rivers.  

BUSY SEPTEMBER PLANNED FOR TELLUS M– USEUM

Written by Matt Davis on September 4, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Gonna be a busy September at the Tellus:  Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville.  Marketing Director Joe Schulman says that the calendar of events for the month includes a lecture on Mineral Photography this Friday, September 7th and the next Lunch and Learn about the Mineral History of Graves Mountain on September 26th.  

ST. MARY’S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SERVE UP LABOR DAY TRADITION WITH ANNUAL BBQ TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on September 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Are you ready for some barbecue?  The Knights of Columbus of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome will be serving it up at their 46th annual Labor Day Barbecue at the Rome Civic Center today from 10 am until 2 pm or until food runs out.

FOUR FATALITIES ON STATE’S ROADS SO FAR FOR LABOR DAY TRAVEL PERIOD

Written by Matt Davis on September 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Labor Day holiday travel period continues.  The Georgia State Patrol has reported that four people have been killed in traffic crashes so far for the holiday travel period, which began on Friday at 6 pm and continues thru midnight tonight.  None of those fatalities occurred in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia.  State troopers have investigated some 255 traffic crashes that resulted in 185 injuries since the holiday travel period began.  

RAINY LABOR DAY ON TAP

Written by Matt Davis on September 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Labor Day has started off on a rainy note for Rome and Northwest Georgia, and it appears the rain is here to stay for the rest of the day.  

NEIL ARMSTRONG REMEMBERED

Written by Matt Davis on September 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Many people have been reflective over the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, in recent days since his passing on August 25th at the age of 82.  Joe Schulman, marketing director for the Tellus:  Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville, says that Armstrong’s work was ground breaking.
As Armstrong said upon setting foot on the moon, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.

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