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PEPPERELL HIGH FFA PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE TEAM ADVANCES TO STATE FINALS

Written by Matt Davis on February 22, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Pepperell High School’s FFA Parliamentary Procedure team has advanced to the FFA state finals.  According to a Floyd County Schools media release, the PHS team competed earlier this week in the area contest held at Woodland High School, where the team finished second to Murray County.
Pepperell team chairperson Hannah Hall says, “Parliamentary procedure is one of the hardest and most desired FFA events to win.  It takes a great deal of practice, hard work, and dedication to rise to the top.”

TWO CHARGED IN STABBING DEATH OF ROME TEEN

Written by Matt Davis on February 22, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A Rome teenager was stabbed to death late Monday night.  Tymurius Elkins, age 16, was pronounced dead just after midnight.  Ricky Ricardo Cruz, age 20, and Jonathon Tyler Carson, age 17, have been charged in the crime.  Cruz has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and fighting in a public place following accusations that he stabbed Elkins in an altercation in the parking lot of a Shorter Avenue business.  Carson has been charged with involuntary manslaugher (for being party to the crime) and fighting in a public place.  Cruz reportedly was perceived to have flashed an obscene gesture and was flagged down by Elkins, Carson and another companion, 17 year old Will West. That turned into an altercation that ultimately led to the stabbing death of Elkins.  West was also stabbed and is in recovery at Floyd Medical Center.  An investigation into the incident continues.

LOCAL STATE FARM AGENT TERRY SIMMONS TO BE HONOREE AT 4TH ANNUAL HEART OF THE COMMUNITY WALK THIS SATURDAY

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

The 4th annual Heart of the Community Walk is set for this Saturday, February 25th in downtown Rome.  Pre-walk festivities will be held at 9:30 am at Citizens First Bank, with the walk set to begin at 10 am.

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR 95.7 FM THE RIDGE/ROME NEWS-TRIBUNE BATTLE OF THE BANDS

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

Attention, local bands!! The deadline for entries into the 3rd annual 95.7 FM The Ridge/Rome News-Tribune Battle of the Bands has been extended.  Local bands now have until Friday, March 2nd to enter the contest by submitting an mp3 of their best song, a short bio and contact information to mattd@theridge957.com.

GEORGIA TO PARTNER WITH GOOGLE TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES

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

Governor Nathan Deal has announced a partnership with Google that will offer free websites to small businesses throughout Georgia.  “Georgia Get Your Business Online” is intended to help drive economic growth by giving businesses statewide the tools and resources to establish a website, find new customers and grow, according to a release from the Governor’s office.

PEPPERELL MIDDLE SCHOOL RECEIVES LOWE’S TOOLBOX FOR EDUCATION GRANT

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

Pepperell Middle School is one of 20 Georgia schools to receive a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation.  The schools received grants during the fall 2011 grants cycle, which encompassed more than 585 schools and parent organizations that were awarded a grant for parent-initiated school improvement projects benefiting K-12 public education across the country, according to a Lowe’s media release.

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET TONIGHT

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

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening.  They’ll convene in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome.  Take a look at the commissioners’ agenda for the evening online at www.romefloyd.com.

SECOND ANNUAL BIKERS BALL TO RAISE MONEY FOR HOSPITALITY HO– USE FOR WOMEN

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

Valentine’s Day may be over, but those wishing to still celebrate during this month of love will have the opportunity to do just that at the second annual Bikers Ball, a benefit for the Hospitality House for Women hosted by the Strikers Motorcycle Club.  The event is set for this Friday, February 24th from 8 pm until 1 am at the Rome Civic Center.  Amy Weaver, Executive Director for the Hospitality House for Women, says she was pleased with the response to the first ever Bikers Ball last year and hopes for an even better turn out this year.

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