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STATE LEGISLATORS READY FOR 2012 SESSION OF GEORGIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Written by Elizabeth Davis on January 1, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Another legislative session is right around the corner.  State Representative Katie Dempsey told WLAQ NEWS/The Ridge report that she believes that the 2011 session was run very efficiently.

NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY TRAVEL PERIOD TO BEGIN THIS EVENING

Written by Elizabeth Davis on December 30, 2011. Posted in News/Weather

The New Year’s holiday travel period gets underway this evening at 6 pm and ends at midnight, Sunday, January 2, 2012.  State troopers will be out in force, searching for impaired drivers, speeders and those not wearing seat belts.  According to a media release from the Georgia State Patrol, over last year’s New Year’s holiday period, state troopers investigated 320 traffic crashes in Georgia that resulted in 270 injuries and seven fatalities.  Some 174 people were arrested for driving under the influence.

ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY DECLARED ELIGIBLE FOR SBA ASSISTANCE FOLLOWING LAST THURSDAY’S TORNADO

Written by Elizabeth Davis on December 30, 2011. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency has received word that Rome and Floyd County is eligible for assistance from the US Small Business Administration following the tornado that hit the area last Thursday, December 22nd.  A disaster loan outreach center will open at the Northwest Georgia Health District at 1309 Redmond Road in Rome on Tuesday from noon until 6 pm.  It will continue to serve storm victims from Wednesday, January 4th thru Friday, January 6th from 9 am until 6 pm, Saturday, January 7th from 9 am until 1 pm, and Monday, January 9th thru Thursday, January 12th from 9 am until 6 pm.  It will be closed Sunday, January 8th.

BLAINE WILLIAMS EAGER TO PERMANENTLY BECOME FLOYD COUNTY MANAGER

Written by Elizabeth Davis on December 30, 2011. Posted in News/Weather

The year 2012 is almost here.  And when it arrives, interim Floyd County Manager Blaine Williams will take the position of manager permanently.  He fills the spot vacated by Kevin Poe, who left Floyd County to take over as manager of Jackson County.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS IN METRO ROME, NORTHWEST GEORGIA

Written by Elizabeth Davis on December 21, 2011. Posted in News/Weather

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Rome dropped to 10.4 percent in November, down from 11.1 percent in October.  Metro Rome’s jobless rate stood at 10.7 percent in November 2010.

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