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MISSING CHATTOOGA COUNTY GIRL FOUND

Written by Matt Davis on June 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department’s search for a missing girl came to an end yesterday as the girl was reportedly found.  Macy Ann Hunt, age 14, had been missing since last Friday, June 1st.  The girl has been diagnosed as severely bi-polar and off her meds at the time of her disappearance.  Officers with the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department says that she was found ‘alive and kicking’ yesterday.

BELL TREE BENEFIT TO SUPPORT LOCAL FILMMAKING EFFORT

Written by Matt Davis on June 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Local history buffs and fans of independent films are being urged to support a locally made documentary film entitled Blind Tiger, The Legend of Bell Tree Smith and can do so by attending the Bell Tree Benefit next Thursday evening, June 14th.  The event will be held from 6:30 pm until 9 pm at the Rome Area History Museum on Broad Street.  It is being sponsored by the museum and the Rome Area Council for the Arts.

AUTHORITIES TRYING TO DETERMINE CA– USE OF DEATH IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

Written by Matt Davis on June 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A Rome man was killed yesterday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck on East 17th Street near Dean Avenue. Officials are not positive that the wreck caused the death.  Will Carmichael, age 84 and of a South Broad Street address, was pronounced dead at Floyd Medical Center’s Emergency Room just before 6 pm.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY NAMES HARPER DEAN OF SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Written by Matt Davis on June 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Dr. Norma Harper has been named Dean of the School of Education at Shorter University.  According to a Shorter University media release, Dr. Harper comes to Shorter from Charleston Southern University, where she serves as Professor and Dean of the School of Education.  She has been dean at Charleston Southern since 2009.  Prior to that, she served as the university’s Director of Undergraduate Studies in Education from 2007 to 2009.  She has also taught at Brewton-Parker College, the University of Montevallo, Judson College, Alabama State University and the University of Alabama.  She also has six years of experience as a high school teacher.

‘SKILLS TO JOBS: READY TO HIRE’ SET FOR TODAY AT ROME CIVIC CENTER

Written by Matt Davis on June 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Greater Rome Existing Industries Association and Education and Workforce Committees, are sponsoring “Skills to Jobs: Ready to Hire” today from 3 pm until 6 pm at the Rome Civic Center.  The event will include local manufacturers and industries that are experiencing difficulty finding the skilled workforce for their available opportunities, according to a Chamber media release.  Some of the companies set to participate in the event include:  Georgia Power, Marglen Industries, F&P Georgia, OTR Wheel, Rome Tool and Die, Commercial Fluid Power and Suhner Manufacturing.  Potential benefits available to those who attend the event include:  securing an interview for a job, available entry-level position for which advancement is possible through further education/training, identification and matching of needed job skills and internship/apprenticeship.

CONGRESSMAN TOM GRAVES FEELS HOPEFUL FOR NEXT GENERATION

Written by Matt Davis on June 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A recent Gallup poll reveals that Americans overall are not satisfied with the next generation’s prospects.  Congressman Tom Graves said in a recent interview on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome that he believes that measures can be taken to make sure that the next generation has it better than the one before them, including placing government in its proper role.

GATHERING BREAKFAST TO RAISE AWARENESS OF COLON CANCER

Written by Matt Davis on June 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition and the 100 Black Men of Rome have planned a Gathering Breakfast for this Saturday, June 9th at 8 am.  According to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau, the program will focus on colon cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment and will be held in the Life Center of Love Joy Baptist Church at 436 Branham Avenue.  The event and the meal is free; however, reservations are required and can be made by calling (706) 346-1748 by this Friday.

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