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LOCAL VETERINARIAN REMINDS RESIDENTS THAT VACCINATION IS BEST PROTECTION AGAINST RABIES

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

Rabies was a major concern for local public health officials last year and remains a concern this year.  This week started with the news that Northwest Georgia Public Health officials are mailing out letters to the parents of students at schools in the Rome and Floyd County area to make them aware of the need to take precautionary and preventative measures against rabies.  Floyd County had the most reported cases of rabies in 2011 with 15; there have already been two confirmed cases this year.

ROME MAN DIES IN DROWNING INCIDENT

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

A Rome man died in a drowning incident at Little River Canyon in Alabama over the weekend.  Ramirez Austin, age 24, was swimming with friends when he went under water and did not resurface.  Funeral arrangements have not been announced at this time.

ARMUCHEE TO HOST FIRST OF FOUR LISTENING SESSIONS TONIGHT

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

Armuchee High School will play host to the first of four systemwide listening sessions held by the Floyd County Board of Education and the Local School Governance Teams tonight at 6:30 pm.  The sessions are intended to give school leaders a better perspective of the wishes of parents and the community regarding the future of Floyd County Schools.  A second listening session will be held for the Model area this Thursday, March 22nd at 6:30 pm at Model High School.  Additional sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 27th at Pepperell High School and on Tuesday, April 10th at Coosa High School, at 6:30 pm both nights.

FLOYD COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS URGE CAUTION AGAINST RABIES TO LOCAL PARENTS, STUDENTS

Written by Matt Davis on March 19, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd County was tops in the state of Georgia for animal rabies cases in 2011 with 15, and Northwest Georgia Public Health officials have already confirmed two cases this year.  Health officials continue to urge local residents to take precautionary and preventative measures against rabies.

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on March 19, 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 their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

GIRL SCOUTS CELEBRATE 100TH BIRTHDAY

Written by Matt Davis on March 19, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Girl Scouts turned 100 last Monday, March 12th.  A 100th birthday celebration was held during the weekend prior to that in the birthplace of the Girl Scouts, Savannah.  Local Troop 7244 got to be a part of the auspicious occasion.  Troop Leader Charisse Durham says it was a remarkable experience for the girls.

TOP FIVE NAMED IN BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Written by Matt Davis on March 19, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Congratulations to the Top 5 bands in the 3rd annual 95.7 FM The Ridge/Rome News-Tribune “Battle of the Bands”.  The online voting portion of the ‘Battle’ ended yesterday.  The Top 5 are:  Brothers and Sisters with 949 votes (and the People’s Choice Award winner), Clint Sansing with 740 votes, Nosecone Prophets with 578 votes, Shawn Aris with 518 votes and Five 40 with 507 votes.

ST. PETtrick’s DAY PARADE TO TRAVERSE SIDEWALKS OF BROAD STREET IN ROME THIS SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on March 14, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A downtown Rome St. Patrick’s Day tradition will be held actually on St. Patrick’s Day this year.  The fourth annual St. PETrick’s Day pet parade will make its way down the sidewalks of Broad Street this Saturday, March 17th.  Registration begins at 10 am in the gravel parking lot adjacent to Bridgepoint Plaza, with the parade to begin at 11 am.  Participants are asked not to park in the gravel lot at the plaza.  The entry fee is $10 and includes a free t-shirt while supplies last.

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