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FLOYD DEMS ANTICIPATE LIVELY ELECTION SEASON

Written by Matt Davis on February 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Election season is in full swing.  The focus, of course, has mainly been on the Republican party as their supporters go to the polls to determine who will represent the party in the fall against President Barack Obama.  Members of both the Republican and Democratic parties have a vested interest in knowing how the Republican presidential candidates stack up against Obama.  Wendy Davis, vice president for campaigns and elections for the Floyd County Democratic Party, told WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome on Thursday that she anticipates lively debates between Obama and whoever gets the Republican presidential nomination.  She also noted that there are far fewer debates planned for the fall than are going on now for Republican candidates.

TELLUS M– USEUM DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS PALEONTOLOGY OF GEORGIA TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on February 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Tellus:  Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville will continue its monthly lecture series tonight as museum director Jose Santamaria discusses “The Paleontology of Georgia” at 7 pm.  Marketing director Joe Schulman invites the public to attend.  He says that the museum galleries will be open extended hours until 9 pm.

MAN KILLED BY TRAIN HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED

Written by Matt Davis on February 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The 29-year-old man that was hit and killed by a train on Wednesday night has been identified.  Donald Hicks, Jr. of Legion Drive in Lindale was struck by a Norfolk-Southern train at the tracks along Maple Road where it turns into Park Avenue.  He and another person tried to cross the tracks about 9:30 pm Wednesday night.  The other person made it across.  Hicks was pronounced dead at Floyd Medical Center shortly after the incident.

ADULT SPELLING BEE BENEFITS HARBOR HO– USE

Written by Matt Davis on February 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Shane Richardson Memorial Adult Spelling Bee was held last night out at Berry College.  The Hive Talkin’ team won it for properly spelling “lagniappe”.  The event raised money for the Harbor House, a local non-profit organization aimed at serving children who are victims of sexual or physical abuse.

NATIONAL TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH TO BE OBSERVED LOCALLY IN FEBRUARY

Written by Matt Davis on February 2, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

This month, February, is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.  Amy Weaver, Executive Director of the Hospitality House for Women says that the statistics are staggering related to teen violence.  She says that 71 percent of teens say that bullying is a problem in school.  Weaver indicates that her organization will be working hard on a variety of activities this month to bring the issue to light.  

GINGREY, GRAVES SUPPORT MEASURE TO REPEAL PORTION OF OBAMACARE

Written by Matt Davis on February 2, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

 Congressmen Phil Gingrey and Tom Graves have expressed support of HR 1173:  the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011.  It is a bill intended to repeal the CLASS Act program of Obamacare.  

CHAMBER PRESIDENT HAS POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR 2012

Written by Matt Davis on February 2, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce serves as the economic development arm for Rome and Floyd County.  Where that’s concerned, Chamber President Al Hodge has a positive outlook for 2012. He said in a recent interview on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome that while the community, like the rest of the nation, is still in economic recovery, there have been many developments in the past year that indicate growth.  He points to things like the recent expansion announcement of Neaton Rome and the construction of the new Lowe’s Distribution Center in Rome that are expected to provide a boost to the local economy.  

LINDALE MAN KILLED WHILE CROSSING TRAIN TRACKS

Written by Matt Davis on February 2, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A Lindale man was killed while walking across tracks in front of an oncoming train yesterday.  According to police, the 29-year-old and another person were crossing the tracks along Maple Road where it changes into Park Avenue.  One of them made it across.  The 29-year-old, whose identity has not been released, did not and was hit by a train.  An investigation into the incident is underway.

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