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LABOR DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES ABOUND IN ROME!

Written by Matt Davis on August 31, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Labor Day weekend has arrived!  There are a number of events to which you may avail yourself over the holiday weekend.  Here’s a list of some of those events:

BERRY BOARD OF TRUSTEE MEMBER NAMED CEO OF SALLY RIDE SCIENCE

Written by Matt Davis on August 31, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

In other news, Berry College Board of Trustees member Sheryle Bolton has been selected as the new Chief Executive Officer for Sally Ride Science, a science education company named for the late astronaut that is focused on igniting interest in science and science careers.

LOCAL RESIDENT ENJOYING REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION IN TAMPA

Written by Matt Davis on August 30, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Mitt Romney is expected to accept his party’s nomination for President of the United States tonight at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.  The Floyd GOP is having a ‘watch party’ at their headquarters at 337 Broad Street in downtown Rome.  The gathering will commence at 6 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  The public is invited, according to Layla Shipman with the Floyd GOP.

STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT BARGE PRESENTS PHILLIPS AWARD TO FAMILY OF BONNIE COOK

Written by Matt Davis on August 30, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge paid a visit to Pepperell Middle School yesterday to present the Phillips Award to the family of Bonnie Cook.  Cook, who served as the school’s secretary for 22 years, passed away in a tragic van fire on her way to treatment at the Harbin Clinic Cancer Center on August 25, 2011.  Dr. Barge presented the award to Bonnie’s husband Jim.  Also in attendance at the presentation:  Bonnie’s daughter Julie, brother Dean Brannon, sister-in-law Janice Brannon and niece Ashley Brannon.

GEMA/HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISES EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DURING NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

Written by Matt Davis on August 30, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Hurricane Isaac is a reminder that it is, indeed, hurricane season.  It is also a reminder to be prepared for emergencies of all varieties.  The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security’s Ready Georgia campaign is urging people to participate in National Preparedness Month in September by pledging to take the steps necessary to help protect themselves and their families.

RUNNING WATER POW-WOW CHEROKEE HOMECOMING AND RIPE CORN FESTIVAL SET FOR THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on August 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The 23rd annual Running Water Pow-Wow Cherokee Homecoming and Ripe Corn Festival will take place this weekend at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome.  It will be open on Saturday, September 1st from 10 am until 10 pm and Sunday, September 2nd from 10 am until 6 pm.  Grand entry is scheduled for 1 pm and 7 pm on Saturday and at 1 pm on Sunday.  Attendees will enjoy Indian food, arts and crafts, educational and cultural programs, music dancing and audience participation.  New this year – an appearance by Winged Ambassadors:  Birds of Prey, according to Gertrude Dobson with the Native American Preservation Association of Georgia, the organization which presents the Pow-Wow.

ISAAC MAKES LANDFALL, BRINGS RAIN TO NWGA

Written by Matt Davis on August 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Hurricane Isaac made landfall last night on the coast of Louisiana as a Category 1 Hurricane.  Bands from the storm led to rainy weather in Northwest Georgia, which is expected to continue today.  The National Weather Service predicts a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms for today with new rainfall amounts of between a tenth and a quarter of an inch.  A 60 percent chance of showers has been forecasted for tonight.

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY IN TAMPA

Written by Matt Davis on August 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Republican National Convention is officially underway in Tampa, Florida.  Mitt Romney has officially gotten the party’s nomination for President.  Highlights of the convention last night included speeches from Romney’s wife Ann and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.  Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan is expected to address the GOP tonight, while the man himself,  Mitt Romney, will speak tomorrow night.

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