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BARRON STADIUM/MADDOX TRACK CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Written by Matt Davis on August 21, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority is closing Barron Stadium and Maddox Track due to track surface issues that have been brought to the Authority’s attention.  According to an RFPRA media release, the stadium will be open for all home football games, but will remain closed to the public until the surface issues can be addressed with the contractor.  

GDOL TO HELP SHAW INDUSTRIES TO FILL JOBS IN WALKER COUNTY NEXT WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on August 21, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor is slated to help Shaw Industries fill a number of jobs for experienced machine operators at its manufacturing facility in Walker County next week.

ROMAN CHOSEN FOR DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE

Written by Matt Davis on August 20, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Wendy Davis with the Floyd County Democratic Party has been tapped to serve on the Democratic National Committee.  She was chosen for the honor a week ago Saturday.  She said that she is one of two women representing Georgia.  She said that she is looking forward to representing this area in a recent interview on WLAQ’s Good Morning Rome with Elizabeth Davis, in which she also weighed in on Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s choice of running mate, Paul Ryan, from a Democrat’s perspective.

CLASSES BEGIN TODAY FOR DARLINGTON SCHOOL

Written by Matt Davis on August 20, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Today is the first day of school for Darlington School.  Ann Paige Wilson, director of stewardship for Darlington School, looks for great enrollment at the school this year.  Wilson says that Darlington has a diverse student body, with students from some 38 countries and 20-25 different states.

ROME CELEBRITY DANCE CHALLENGE, RIVER REVERLY HIGHLIGHT BUSY WEEKEND IN ROME

Written by Matt Davis on August 20, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

It was a busy weekend in Rome and Floyd County, for sure.  One of the main events of the weekend was the second annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge on Saturday night at the Rome City Auditorium.  The event raised over $68,000 for the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.  Local orthodontist Dr. Joe Vargo and his partner Yensen Sierra Lambert won the People’s Choice Award, while Dr. Joe Burch with the Rome Radiology Group and partner Kathy Baird won the Judge’s Choice Award.

FIRE DESTROYS ADAIRSVILLE RESTAURANT

Written by Matt Davis on August 20, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

An explosion yesterday evening led to the destruction of the Sage Cottage restaurant in Adairsville.  A gas leak could be what caused the fire.  An investigation continues.  No one was injured.

ROME CELEBRITY DANCE CHALLENGE TO HIT THE STAGE TOMORROW NIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on August 17, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The second annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge will be held tomorrow night (Saturday, August 18th) at 7 pm at the Rome City Auditorium.  Proceeds will benefit the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia. SAC Executive Director Kim Davis says that preparation for the Dance Challenge is coming along nicely.  The show will be preceded by a pre-event party at the DeSoto Theatre which begins at 5 pm.  

CRBI DIRECTOR ‘REVVED UP’ ABOUT RIVER REVELRY

Written by Matt Davis on August 17, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative will hold their annual River Revelry:  A Biodiversity Bash tomorrow night from 6 pm until 11 pm at Heritage Park.  CRBI Executive Director Joe Cook says he’s ‘revved up’ for River Revelry.

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