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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.

CONGRESSMAN PHIL GINGREY SAYS HE SUPPORTS GEORGIAN NEWT GINGRICH IN RACE FOR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION

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

Super Tuesday is right around the corner.  March 6th is the day that Georgia voters will go to the polls for the presidential primary election.  In a recent interview on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome, Congressman Phil Gingrey said he is supporting Georgian Newt Gingrich in his bid for the Republican party’s nomination for President of the United States.  He said that he will get behind whomever ultimately wins the nomination, however.

FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS PRE-K REGISTRATION BEGINS TODAY

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

The Floyd County Schools Pre-K registration period to apply for the 2012-2013 school year begins today and continues through Friday, March 2, 2012.  This provides an opportunity for parents to register their children for the slots available in the Pre-K program in the Floyd County Schools for next year, according to a Floyd County Schools media release.

ROME WOMAN KILLED IN TRAFFIC OVER THE WEEKEND

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

In news from over the weekend, a Rome woman was killed after being struck by multiple vehicles on Shorter Avenue on Friday night.  Catherine Lynn Hand, age 22, was pronounced dead at Floyd Medical Center around 1 am on Saturday.  She was trying to cross Shorter Avenue just before midnight when she was hit by a semi truck and thrown into oncoming traffic at which point she was hit by other vehicles.  Her body has been taken to the GBI Crime Lab for further investigation.

ROME EXCHANGE CLUB PICKS ‘YOUTH OF THE YEAR’

Written by Matt Davis on February 17, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Exchange Club honored exemplary youth in our community with its Youth of the Year competition on Friday.  High school seniors from area schools delivered speeches on the topic, “All Aboard!  Today’s Youth Strengthening America One Community at a Time”.

BIG WEEK AHEAD AT TELLUS M– USEUM

Written by Matt Davis on February 17, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Tellus:  Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville has a plethora of events planned for the next week or so.  Marketing Director Joe Schulman says it will all start with a Junior Astronomy Workshop tonight and culminate with Family Science Night next Friday night.  Activities will also include the latest installment in the Tellus Lunch and Learn series, “Fossils:  Where Geology and Biology Intersect”.

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