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ROME NOON OPTIMIST CLUB TO HOLD STUDENT OF THE YEAR BANQUET TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on February 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Noon Optimist Club will hold it’s 9th annual Student of the Year Awards Banquet this evening at 6 pm at the Palladium.

ADOPT-A-STREAM WORKSHOP SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative is teaming with the Rome/Floyd ECO River Education Center and the Darlington School Outdoor Club to host a Georgia Adopt-A-Stream workshop on Saturday, March 3rd.  Participants will learn how to conduct chemical water monitoring on local streams and submit their data to Georgia’s Adopt-A-Stream database which helps track stream health across the state, according to a CRBI media release.  The three-hour workshop will be taught by River Education Center Director Eric Lindberg and hosted by Darlington School.  It is set to begin at 9 am at Ridge Ferry Park.  Participants will learn how to test water for temperature, pH and dissolved oxygen through hands-onn activities at nearby creeks.  These chemical indicators paint a general picture of stream health and can help identify some pollution problems.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT STORM CLASSIFIED AS EF-1 TORNADO

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The storm that ripped through Floyd County on Wednesday night has been classified as an EF 1 tornado, Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock confirmed yesterday.  The tornado caused destroyed a number of homes and substantial damage to 50 to 100 buildings, according to Hancock.  There were also numerous downed trees and limbs.  The damage primarily occurred in the Kingston Road area.  Crews worked Wednesday night thru the day yesterday to restore power to some 2,000 customers left with outages.  Power outages led to the cancellation of classes for schools in the Model district, including Model Elementary, Middle and High School, Johnson Elementary and the Floyd County Education Center.  According to Tim Hensley with the Floyd County School system, all of those will be open today.

NORTHWEST GEORGIA RED CROSS HELPING TORNADO VICTIMS

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Red Cross volunteers from the Northwest Georgia Chapter have been working to assist victims of Wednesday night’s EF-1 tornado.  According to a release from the organization, the Red Cross is doing their part to make sure that the emergency-caused needs are met.

ANNUAL NIGHT AT THE MOVIES TO BENEFIT EXCHANGE CLUB FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Exchange Club Family Resource Center will hold it’s 12th annual “A Night at the Movies” on Tuesday, February 28th at the Rome Cinemas on Shorter Avenue in West Rome.  The event is a benefit for the Family Resource Center in their efforts to prevent child abuse.  It will begin at 6 pm with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.  Attendees will have a chance to see one of six blockbuster movies at 7:30 pm.

N.W. GEORGIA RED CROSS RESPONDS FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY STORMS

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

ROME: (February 22, 2012) – Red Cross volunteers from the Northwest Georgia Chapter have been in the field throughout the day assessing recovery needs of residents of storm- ravaged Floyd County. The Red Cross will work to ensure that emergency-caused needs are met. Current estimates are that 50 -100 homes were damaged by the Wednesday night storms, including homes in the hard-hit Dykes Creek and Turner Chapel neighborhoods.

MODEL AND JOHNSON SCHOOLS OPEN FRIDAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Model and Johnson area schools will be open on Friday.  Model High School, Model Middle School, Model Elementary School, Johnson Elementary School and the Floyd County Education Center were all closed today due to storm damage in the area.  Power was restored to all schools by mid-morning today and road crews have been working to clear roadways of debris.  School system personnel have been in close contact with Emergency Management officials during the day as work continued to repair storm damage.  System personnel have been informed that road work will continue through the afternoon and that all major roads and most secondary roads will be cleared and passable by morning.

STORM UPDATE: ROAD CLOSINGS AND POWER OUTAGES

Written by Matt Davis on February 23, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

As you know we had severe storms move through Floyd County last night.  Currently we have the following roads closed:

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