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RECYCLING DAY TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Floyd Recycling Center will hold another Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic day tomorrow.  Local residents will be able to dispose of their household waste and electronics at the recycling center at 405 Watters Street in north Rome.  Call ahead to schedule an appointment at (706) 291-5266.

LOCAL SCHOOLS NAMED TITLE I DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLS

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Five Floyd County Schools have been named Title 1 Distinguished Schools this year by the Georgia Department of Education.  Those include Alto Park Elementary, Cave Spring Elementary, Garden Lakes Elementary, McHenry Primary and Midway Primary.  

GREATER ROME CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GEARS UP FOR ANNUAL MEETING LATER THIS MONTH

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce has announced that J. Mac Holladay, Chief Executive Officer for Market Street Services, will be the speaker at the Chamber’s 101st Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 26th at the Forum in downtown Rome.  A reception will be held at 6 pm and will be followed by dinner at 6:30 pm and then the program.  Get tickets by calling Lisa Smith at the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce at (706) 291-7663 or email lsmith@romega.com.
Angie Lewis, President/CEO of Citizens First Bank, will be the chamber’s 2012 Chairman of the Board.

CHATTOOGA COUNTY SCHOOLS DELAYED TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Here’s an announcement that Chattooga County schools will delay opening by two hours today.

US SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON BACK TO WORK AS 112TH CONGRESS CONTINUES

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

The 112th session of Congress reconvened last week.  US Senator Johnny Isakson says he is not entirely satisfied with the accomplishments of last year during the first year of the 112th and hopes for a better second and final year of the session this year.

RAIN AND MILD TEMPERATURES TO GIVE WAY TO SUNSHINE AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND, WINDY DAY ON TAP FOR TODAY

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

Rain and mild temperatures have covered Rome and Floyd County for the last few days, but they’re about to move out.  Rain will give way to just clouds as today progresses into this evening.  Highs will be around the mid 50s.  A wind advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service that takes effect at 10 am this morning and remains in effect until midnight tonight.  Winds could gust as high as 30 miles per hour.  Some areas to the north of us have a chance of snow today.  Lows tonight will drop to the 20s.  Cooler temperatures are on tap and the sunshine is expected to return this weekend.

DARLINGTON’S PIERONI TAPPED FOR SAIS-SACS ACCREDITATION TEAM

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

Angela Pieroni, dean of grades 7 and 8 (and an eighth grade science teacher) at Darlington School, has been tapped to serve as a member of the SAIS-SACS accreditation team that will visit St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Athens in May.  According to a Darlington media release, the visit will last approximately two and a half days.  Pieroni, who has been a member of the Darlington Middle School faculty since 2001,  will join with other members of the team to review the school’s compliance with SAIS-SACS standards/indicators and its self study; tour the school; and speak with a number of stakeholders, including administrators, faculty/staff, parents, board members and students.  The visit will conclude with the team’s creation of a visit report, which will provide a recommendation to the SAIS Accreditation Committee regarding the school’s accreditation.

REDMOND REGIONAL WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

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

The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) has presented its prestigious Quality and Patient Safety Award to Redmond Regional Medical Center for its program that reduced Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors at a local industries partnered with Redmond’s Occupational Health Team.  This was the sixth year that Redmond has won a patient safety award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partnership for Health and Accountability annual Patient Safety Summit.  According to a Redmond media release, the 2011 project, entitled “Reducing Communities Risk of Cardiovascular through Effective Worksite Risk Reduction Programs” won second place in the Hospitals Category with 100-299 beds.

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