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PARADISE GARDEN RECEIVES ARTPLACE GRANT

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

Paradise Garden, the garden and studio of the late American folk artist Howard Finster in Chattooga County, is set for restoration and transformation into a destination for tourists and focus of pride for local residents, thanks in part to a $445,000 grant from ArtPlace that was announced yesterday.  

TIGER FLIGHT FOUNDATION FLIGHT TEAM TO PROVIDE FLYOVER AT SATURDAY’S IRAQ VETERANS PARADE

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

The Tiger Flight Foundation Flight Team will provide a Missing Man Flight for Rome’s Iraq Veterans Parade this Saturday, June 16th.  The parade will be held in downtown Rome beginning at 11 am.  The Missing Man flyover will signal the start of the parade.  It will be followed by a second flyover by a Naval Air unit.

FLOYD COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN TO HOLD GOP CANDIDATES DEBATE FORUM THIS EVENING

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

The Floyd County Republican Women will hold a GOP Candidates Debate Forum this evening from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm at the Charles Parker Senior Center on the Kingston Highway in Rome.  Some 15 local and state GOP candidates have been invited to attend.  Those include Mark McAllister – Clerk of Superior Court and Cary Cooper – Floyd County Sheriff, along with Floyd County Commission candidates Irwin Bagwell, Garry Fricks, Jerry Lee, Larry Maxey, Nathan Roberts, Roger Wade and Rhonda Wallace, Georgia House candidates Christian Coomer, Katie Dempsey and Eddie Lumsden and Georgia Senate Candidates Hayden Collins, David Doss and Chuck Hufstetler.  Those seeking more information can call Elaine Watson, President of the Floyd County Republican Women, at (706) 266-6112.

CONGRESSMAN TOM GRAVES LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW RESIDENTS OF NEW 14TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

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

Congressman Tom Graves is working on getting to know the people of Rome and Floyd County as it and he will be moving to the new 14th Congressional District in this election year.  Graves currently serves the 9th district.  Due to Georgia’s new Congressional Redistricting Maps, he will be running for election this year in the new 14th district.  Floyd County will be a part of that new 14th district; it is currently part of the 11th district, which is represented by Congressman Phil Gingrey.  

HARBIN CLINIC PHYSICIANS FARE WELL IN 178-MILE RENO TO TAHOE, NEVADA RUN

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

A group of four Harbin Clinic physicians, including Dr. Charles Baggett, Cardiology; Dr. Brad Bushnell, Orthopaedics; Dr. Jonathan Pewitt, Dermatology; Dr. Andy Stevens, Neurosurgery; and Jeff Holloway of UCS Crossfit, placed first in their division in the 178 mile Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Relay Run.  According to a Harbin media release, Harbin Clinic Sports Health Foundation sponsored the relay team along with Blue Sky Outfitters and Team 360.  The Harbin Clinic physicians’ team placed 12th overall out of 250 teams.  In honor of the win, Dr. Andy Stevens made a financial contribution to Cancer Navigators in tribute to three of his patients who are currently facing the disease.

MISSING FLOYD COUNTY COUPLE FOUND

Written by Matt Davis on June 11, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The elderly Floyd County couple for whom a Mattie’s Call was issued over the weekend has been found.  Virgil and Marie Haney were both found around 8 am this morning in Alabama; Mrs. Haney, age 83, was found in Cullman County, and 90-year-old Mr. Haney was found in Jefferson County.  Ojilvia Lom, an investigator with the Floyd County Police Department, says that the Haneys are both ok and that the family is currently making arrangements for reuniting with the pair.  Virgil and Marie Haney had been missing since Saturday.  A Mattie’s Call, which is a statewide alert for missing elderly or disabled persons, was issued upon their disappearance.

MATTIE’S CALL ISSUED FOR MISSING FLOYD COUNTY COUPLE

Written by Matt Davis on June 11, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A Mattie’s Call has been issued for a Floyd County couple that has been missing since Saturday night.  Virgil and Marie Haney have not been heard from since 11 pm that night.  They departed that morning in their white 2000 Lincoln Towncar for Dawsonville.  A family member last heard from them at 11 pm on Saturday night; they’ve not been seen or heard from since.  A Mattie’s Call, which is a statewide alert for missing elderly or disabled persons, has been issued for the couple.  Virgil is 90 years old and Marie is 83 years old.  A Facebok page has been established to help spread the alert.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Floyd County Police Department at (706) 235-7766.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET TUESDAY

Written by Matt Davis on June 11, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow.  They’ll gather in a caucus session at noon, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 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.

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