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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.

ROMNEY TOPS POLLS IN FLORIDA

Written by Matt Davis on February 1, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Voters went to the polls in Florida yesterday for the states’ presidential primary election.  Mitt Romney took the most votes by a fairly wide margin, with Newt Gingrich coming in second and with Rick Santorum and Ron Paul finishing third and fourth, respectively.  

AARP TAX AIDE VOLUNTEERS TO BEGIN OFFERING TAX HELP TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 1, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Need help with your taxes?  Starting today, trained AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will provide free help and electronic filing to low to middle income taxpayers at the Senior Adult Center at 1325 Kingston Road in Rome on Wednesdays from 1 pm until 4 pm thru April 11th.  Volunteers will also be offering tax help at the Rome Floyd County Library at 205 Riverside Parkway on Mondays from 1:30 pm until 5 pm from February 6th through April 16th and on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm from February 4th through April 14th.

THE AMAZING KRESKIN TO READ MINDS, WOW CROWDS AT CEDARTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Written by Matt Davis on February 1, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Even now, he knows what you are thinking.  Nationally acclaimed mentalist The Amazing Kreskin will read minds and wow the crowd at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center next Friday, February 10th at 7:30 pm.  

BODY OF MISSING CHATTOOGA WOMAN FOUND

Written by Matt Davis on February 1, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Posse discovered the body of a missing Chattooga County woman yesterday in a rural area off Haywood Valley Road in Chattooga County.  Dixie Yvonne Brown, age 74, has Alzheimer’s Disease and had been missing since early Sunday morning.  The exact cause of death had not been determined as of yesterday but it appears the woman died of natural causes.

ROME BRAVES FANS WARM UP TO BASEBALL AT ANNUAL HOT STOVE GATHERING

Written by Matt Davis on January 31, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Baseball fans may not have been taken out to the ballgame last night, but they might as well have been as the Rome Braves held their 10th annual Hot Stove Gathering at the Forum in downtown Rome.  Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was the guest of honor at last night’s event.  He was joined by the Rome Braves 2012 field staff, Atlanta Braves personnel and various guests from the Braves minor league system.  

COOSA RIVER BASIN INITIATIVE HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING

Written by Matt Davis on January 31, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative held their Annual Meeting last night at the Floyd County campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.  The organization held a lively debate about dams.  In addition, awards were handed out to CRBI volunteers and supporters.  Jonathan Bridges of Rome was named the Ray Kelley Volunteer of the Year.  The Environmental Educator Award went to Marie Lewis of Coosa High School.  Jamie Taylor of Rome was honored as Water Monitor of the Year.  The Corporate Citizen Award went to Redmond Regional Medical Center.  The CRBI’s 2011 Annual Report was also shared at last night’s meeting, and the organization discussed plans for 2012.  
CRBI Executive Director Joe Cook says that not only will dams and reservoirs be a matter of concern for his organization in 2012, so is the proposed Burwell Creek development.  

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