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THREE FLOYD COUNTY STUDENTS SELECTED FOR GOVERNOR’S HONORS PROGRAM

Written by Matt Davis on March 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Three Floyd County high school students have been selected to participate in the 2012 Governor’s Honors Program.  Bennett Garland and Molly Young, juniors at Armuchee High School and Kaitlyn Childers, a sophomore at Pepperell High, have been selected as finalists and will participate in the four-week program this summer.  According to a Floyd County Schools media release, Garland was selected in the area of social studies, Young was selected in biology, and Childers was selected in mathematics.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS TO TAKE THE STAGE IN CEDARTOWN THIS SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on March 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The 3rd annual 95.7 FM The Ridge/Rome News-Tribune Battle of the Bands will take the stage at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center this Saturday night, March 31st, at 7:30 pm.  The list of competitors has been narrowed to the Top 5, thanks to an online voting process that was offered on the Rome News-Tribune’s website.  Matt D of Matt D and Mullins in the Morning on 95.7 FM The Ridge says those in attendance at Saturday’s event will be treated to some great musical entertainment.

POLK MEDICAL CENTER TO MARK TRANSFER OF MANAGEMENT TO FLOYD HEALTHCARE INC WITH SPECIAL EVENTS ON SUNDAY

Written by Matt Davis on March 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A big day is ahead for this Sunday, April 1st at Polk Medical Center as the  hospital marks the transfer of its management to Floyd Healthcare Management, Inc.  According to a release from Floyd Medical Center, a flag raising ceremony will begin the day at 7 am at the hospital as a visual representation of Polk Medical Center’s becoming a part of the Floyd family.  The Floyd Emergency Medical Services Honor Guard will lead the ceremony  as the American and Floyd flags are raised over the facility.  A health fair will be held later that day to showcase services available at Polk Medical Center.  It is scheduled from 2 pm until 5 pm in the hospital’s parking lot under an enclosed tent.  There will be a number of health screenings and other offerings at the health fair (at no cost), including blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, height, weight, body mass index, balance, stroke risk assessment, EKG, lung function, grip strength and child identification kits.

FIRST LADY SANDRA DEAL TO ATTEND OPENING OF SMITHSONIAN EXHIBIT AT CALHOUN’S HARRIS ARTS CENTER

Written by Matt Davis on March 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal will be at the Harris Arts Center in Calhoun on Saturday, April 14th for a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the statewide tour of New Harmonies:  Celebrating American Roots Music, a Smithsonian traveling exhibition on the early traditions of American music.  According to a release from the Georgia Humanities Council, the exhibit will visit 12 communities in Georgia from April 14th, 2012 thru November 26th, 2013.  The statewide tour is being sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council in partnership with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia, Georgia Council for the Arts, and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

TELLUS LUNCH AND LEARN TO FEATURE TALK ON PHOTOMICROGRAPHY

Written by Matt Davis on March 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Tellus:  Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville will hold the next installment in their Lunch and Learn series tomorrow (Wednesday, March 28th) as museum curator Julian Gray will speak on “Photography Through The Microscope”.  Marketing director Joe Schulman says the topic will be photomicrography.  The lecture will begin at 12:15 pm in the museum’s private dining room.

2012 SESSION OF GEORGIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY WINDING DOWN

Written by Matt Davis on March 26, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly is winding down and  enters its final days this week.  State Senator Barry Loudermilk says there are a few items of business still on the agenda of state legislators.  He says that there are a lot of bills that have passed the House that must pass the Senate and vice versa.  He anticipates a lot of meetings this week.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on March 26, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow.  They’ll convene in a caucus session at 4 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6 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.

ROME FLOYD HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO HOST HIKE FOR HUMANITY THIS SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on March 26, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Habitat for Humanity of Rome and Floyd County will host their second annual Hike for Humanity at Berry College to help fund dream houses this Saturday, March 31st.  Registration for the event will be offered from 8 until 10 am.  It will be a family-friendly event, though small children will need some assistance.  Shuttles will be available to anyone needing assistance.  In addition, young children may walk for free with their parents (t-shirts will not be available for young children).  Participants are urged to get the support of their family, friends, co-workers and church members in the form of sponsorships with a minimum goal of $50.  The Skyliners Bluegrass Band will perform at Berry’s “House O’ Dreams” as part of the Hike.  For more information, call Habitat at (706) 378-0030.

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