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NEWT GINGRICH TO CAMPAIGN IN ROME TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Speaking of election season, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be campaigning in Rome today.  The GOP hopeful will make a stop at the Tillman Hangar at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport at 3 pm.  Layla Shipman with the Floyd GOP is coordinating Gingrich’s visit to Rome today.  She will be a guest on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome this morning at 7:50 am.

GREATER ROME CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS PLEDGES SUPPORT OF 2012 SPLOST

Written by Matt Davis on February 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors has unanimously pledged its support of the 2012 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), according to a Chamber media release.

ROME NOON OPTIMIST CLUB HOLDS STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARDS BANQUET

Written by Matt Davis on February 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Noon Optimist Club held its 9th annual Student of the Year Awards Banquet last night at the Palladium.  The program recognizes the top seniors in the community for their accomplishments during high school.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY HOLDS GROUNDBREAKING ON NEW RESIDENCE HALL

Written by Matt Davis on February 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Shorter University held an official groundbreaking yesterday afternoon for their new student residence hall.  According to a Shorter media release, the 100-bed building will be located behind the Sheffield-Thompson Building between the Newman Hall and Hazel Eubanks Hall residences.  The new residence hall is expected to be completed for use during the fall semester.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET TUESDAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow.  They’ll gather for a caucus session at 4 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

LOCALS CONCERNED ABOUT RECEIVING STORM WARNINGS VIA CODERED WEATHER ALERT SYSTEM

Written by Matt Davis on February 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Many subscribers to Floyd County’s CodeRED weather alert system have reported that they did not receive warning of the storm that hit this area last Wednesday night (which has been classified as an EF-1 tornado).  Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock told WLAQ News/The Ridge Report that the system is dependent on the National Weather Service, which affects whether or not those with CodeRED are alerted of impending severe weather.  He says it would be helpful if the NWS updated their system.

ROME NOON OPTIMIST CLUB TO HOLD STUDENT OF THE YEAR BANQUET TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on February 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Noon Optimist Club will hold it’s 9th annual Student of the Year Awards Banquet this evening at 6 pm at the Palladium.

ADOPT-A-STREAM WORKSHOP SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 27, 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 on Saturday, March 3rd.  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, according to a CRBI media release.  The three-hour workshop will be taught by River Education Center Director Eric Lindberg and hosted by Darlington School.  It is set to begin at 9 am at Ridge Ferry Park.  Participants will learn how to test water for temperature, pH and dissolved oxygen through hands-onn activities at nearby creeks.  These chemical indicators paint a general picture of stream health and can help identify some pollution problems.

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