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CANCER NAVIGATORS BEGIN NEW YEAR IN NEW LOCATION, PREPARE FOR 2012 FUNDRAISING

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

This new year has been a time of new beginnings for local non-profit Cancer Navigators.  The organization opened a new location last week at 310 West 10th Street in Rome, basically in the heart of Rome’s medical community.  Executive Director Charlotte Atkins was a guest on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome on Tuesday and said she is excited about this new start for the new year.

RAIN CONTINUES TO FALL, SOME THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE TODAY

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

Rain continues to fall over Rome and Floyd County.  The National Weather Service has reported just over a half an inch of rain from late Monday night/early yesterday morning thru early this morning at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in the Armuchee community, bringing the total since Sunday to almost an inch and a half.  Showers and possibly thunderstorms remain in the forecast for today, with highs around 62 and high winds.  Rain is expected to move out of the area tomorrow evening and temperatures will begin to drop as we head into the weekend.

ROME MAYOR EVIE MCNIECE ANTICIPATES A GOOD 2012 FOR CITY OF ROME

Written by Matt Davis on January 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission is back at work for 2012.  Rome Mayor Evie McNiece said on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome on Monday that she is hopeful for a positive new year after a 2011 that had the city commission (like so many other governmental organizations) facing tough challenges due to a recovering economy.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES NOW ON SALE!!

Written by Matt Davis on January 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

I’ve got three words for you – Girl Scout cookies!  The Girl Scout Cookie Program kicked off last Friday as Girl Scouts began taking cookie orders.  They’ll be delivered February 11th thru 17th.  Girl Scout Cookie booths will open on February 17th around the region, with the cookie campaign to wrap up on March 10th.  Cookies are $3.50 per box.  Money raised go towards Girl Scout programs, according to local troop leader Charisse Durham, who heads up Troop 7244 in Lindale.  She says that selling cookies is an educational experience for Girl Scouts.

RAIN, MILD TEMPERATURES TO GIVE WAY TO CLEAR SKIES, COOLER TEMPS LATER THIS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on January 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Rain and mild temperatures continue to cover Rome and Floyd County.  The National Weather Service reported almost a half an inch of rain from yesterday thru early this morning at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in the Armuchee community.  Rain and fairly warm temperatures remain in the forecast for the next couple of days, it will start to feel more like winter as those temps drop and the rain moves out later on this week.

GEORGIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEGINS WORK UNDER THE GOLD DOME

Written by Matt Davis on January 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly got underway yesterday under the Gold Dome in Atlanta.  Area legislators say that they anticipate that the state’s budget and education will top their agenda in 2012.

GEORGIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEGINS THEIR WORK UNDER THE GOLD DOME FOR 2012 TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly gets underway today under the Gold Dome (the State Capitol) in Atlanta.  State Senator Barry Loudermilk said in an interview last week on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome that like last year, he believes tax reform will be a major focus of state legislators this year.  He also expects the T-SPLOST will continue to be a topic of discussion.  Loudermilk anticipates that the budget and education will also be important items of business for state legislators in 2012.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET FOR FIRST TIME IN 2012 TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on January 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission will hold their first meeting of the new year tomorrow.  They’ll meet 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.  Commissioners are expected to choose their chairman and vice chair at tomorrow’s meeting.  The meeting will also be the first official meeting as County Manager for Blaine Williams, who took the position permanently on January first.  Take a look at the Floyd County Commission’s agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

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