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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.

RAIN ENDS THE WEEKEND, BEGINS THE WORK WEEK

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

It was a rainy end to the weekend and a rainy start to the work week for Northwest Georgians.  The National Weather Service reported some .65 inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in the Armuchee community from early Sunday morning thru early this morning.  A 100 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is in the forecast for today.  Rain is expected to continue for the next couple of days and clear off by the middle of the week.

MISS ROME READY FOR MISS GEORGIA PAGEANT

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

The 2012 Miss Georgia pageant is coming up this weekend, and Rome will be represented by Miss Rome, Abby Killough.  Killough got a little practice for the state pageant with a special program at the Friday meeting of the Rome Exchange Club.  She, along with Miss Rome’s Outstanding Teen Benji Clouda and Miss Conyers Cherry Blossom Outstanding Teen Mackenzie Marable, led Exchangites through Pageant 101.  

NEW PROGRAM ADDED TO WLAQ AM 1410 LINE UP

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

WLAQ AM 1410 is adding a new show to its line up this week.  America In The Morning will air weekdays from 6 am until 7 am.  The early morning news magazine program comes from the CBS radio network and is hosted by Jim Bohannon.  It will include news and features from around the nation and all over the world from CBS News correspondents.  

TELLUS M– USEUM PLANETARIUM OFFERS ENTERTAINING OPTION FOR AREA FAMILIES

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

Now that school’s been out for a little while, are the natives getting restless?  Consider a family trip to the Tellus:  Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville.  And be sure to check out the museum’s planetarium while you’re there.  Marketing director Joe Schulman says there are some great shows being presented in the planetarium these days.

GEORGIA’S NET REVENUE COLLECTIONS UP BY 2.1 PERCENT IN MAY

Written by Matt Davis on June 8, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of May totaled $1.24 billion, an increase of $26 million or 2.1 percent compared to May 2011.  According to a release from the Governor’s office, through 11 months of Fiscal Year 2012, total net revenue collections have eclipsed $14.5 billion year-to-date, which marks an increase of $703 million or 5.1 percent compared to the last fiscal year.

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