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TWO-YEAR-OLD’S DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION

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

The death of a two-year-old girl yesterday is currently under investigation by local police.  The girl, whose identity has yet to be released, was pronounced dead at 2:30 pm yesterday afternoon.  The girl was reportedly at a home at the intersection of Reeceburg Road and Booze Mountain Road when it was believed she was having a seizure.  A family member sought the help of a neighbor who attempted to perform CPR on the girl, to no avail.  Her body is being sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy.

DEAL COMMENTS ON SUPREME COURT’S RULING ON TRI-STATE WATER CASE AND ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW

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

Governor Nathan Deal had some comments yesterday on behalf of the state of Georgia upon hearing the US Supreme Court’s decisions on the tri-state water case and on Arizona’s immigration law.

PATRIOTIC-THEMED LECTURE SET FOR TOMORROW AT TELLUS M– USEUM

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

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and the Tellus:  Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville will celebrate the occasion (early) with a special patriotic-themed lecture entitled “Why Was Washington Not Born on Washington’s Birthday?” tomorrow at noon in the museum’s private dining room.  The lecture, a part of the Tellus Lunch and Learn series, will be delivered by astronomer David Dundee.

SEARCH CONTINUES AT LAKE WEISS FOR BODY OF DROWNED ROME MAN

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

The search continues for the body of a Rome man who is believed to have drowned in Lake Weiss over the weekend.  Matthew Huether, age 27, was on a family outing on Sunday afternoon.  His wife and children were swimming when the children got carried away by the wind.  Huether went to rescue them, began to struggle and went under.  He is believed to have drowned.  The search for his body continues.

ATLANTA HAWKS INTRODUCE DANNY FERRY AS NEW GM

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

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks have hired a new general manager.  Danny Ferry was introduced as the Hawks’ president of basketball operations and general manager yesterday.  Ferry comes to the Hawks after serving for two years as vice president of basketball operations for the San Antonio Spurs.  He served as GM for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2005-2010, helping the team advance to the 2007 NBA Finals.

FLOYD COUNTY MAN AIRLIFTED TO ERLANGER ON SUNDAY COULD BE RELEASED TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on June 25, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A Floyd County man was airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center yesterday afternoon following a dirt bike wreck.  Tom Bojo was reportedly was moving the bike across his property on Lady Lou Ellis Road in Cave Spring about 4:30 pm when his brakes locked up, causing him to crash.  He told his brother, 95.7 FM The Ridge/WLAQ AM 1410’s Jim Bojo, that he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.  Tom Bojo sustained injuries to his head and other body parts, though he could be released from the hospital today.

MAKING VACATION PLANS? MAKE SAFETY A PART OF THEM

Written by Matt Davis on June 25, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Are you making vacation plans?  Make sure that the hotel at which you plan to stay is a safe one.  Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says that there is a website utilized by the federal government to see which hotels are the safest, in terms of fire safety.  He urges travelers to ‘Google’ it.  He says it’s a list that federal employees must use when making travel plans.  Private citizens can use it, as well.  You can find out more at the US Fire Administration website at www.usfa.gov.  

‘LEAP SECOND’ OBSERVANCE ONE OF MANY ACTIVITIES MAKING FOR A BUSY SUMMER AT TELLUS M– USEUM

Written by Matt Davis on June 25, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

An interesting occurrence is set for this Saturday, June 30th – the Leap Second.  An extra second will be added to the clock, according to Tellus Museum marketing director Joe Schulman.  He says that Tellus recently held a contest to allow a lucky kid to be the director of the Museum for that ‘Leap Second’.

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