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HARBIN CLINIC CANCER CENTER NAMED CANCER PRACTICE OF THE YEAR BY GEORGIA SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY

Written by Matt Davis on February 15, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Harbin Clinic’s Tony E. Warren MD Cancer Center has been named the Cancer Practice of the Year for 2011 by the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO), the professional organization representing Georgia physicians specializing in cancer care, according to a Harbin Clinic media release.  Practice of the Year is GASCO’s highest award.

HO– USE FIRE VICTIM IDENTIFIED

Written by Matt Davis on February 15, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The victim of a house fire on Fosters Mill Road on Saturday evening has been identified.  Dorothy Nell Clonts, age 75, died at the scene just before 7 pm.  The fire began just after 5:30 pm.  Clonts’ husband had gone to the store.  She was smoking while using oxygen when the incident occurred.  Her cause of death has yet to be officially determined.

ROME/FLOYD COUNTY AVOIDS WINTER WEATHER WORRIES

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

It appears that Rome and Floyd County and the surrounding area avoided the wintry precipitation predicted by weather forecasters for last night.  Temperatures stayed above freezing overnight.  Some .05 inches of rain fell at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Armuchee during the night, according to the National Weather Service.  A 90 percent chance of occasional rain has been predicted for today by the NWS, mainly before 1 pm.  Highs will be around 49.  Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low of 33.

LEGISLATORS CONCERNED ABOUT ECONOMY; PRESIDENT RELEASES ELECTION YEAR BUDGET

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

The nation’s economy continues to be a concern for lawmakers.  US Senator Saxby Chambliss said in a recent interview on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome that a major focus for himself and his colleagues is putting Americans back to work.  He indicates that much has been done and continues to be done in the housing market and on infrastructure, in particular.  

EARLY VOTING UNDERWAY FOR MARCH 6TH PRIMARY

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

Early voting in person got underway yesterday for the March 6th presidential primary election.  It is being offered on weekdays from 8 am until 5 pm through March 2nd at the Floyd County Elections Office inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  It will also be offered on one Saturday, February 24th from 9 am until 4 pm.  A second early voting location will be open at the Rome Civic Center during the last week that early voting is offered.  

ADVANCE VOTING BEGINS TODAY FOR MARCH 6TH PRIMARY

Written by Matt Davis on February 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Advance voting for the March 6th presidential primary election begins today.  It will be offered thru March 2nd at the Floyd County Elections office located inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  The office will be open to voters until 5 pm on weekdays and on one Saturday, February 25th from 9 am until 4 pm.  A second location will be open at the Rome Civic Center during the final week of early voting.  

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on February 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow.  They’ll meet in a caucus session at noon, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

UPGRADES IN STORE FOR CHIEFTAINS M– USEUM

Written by Matt Davis on February 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is due for some upgrades in the near future.  Chairman of the Board Ruth Demeter says that the changes are based on recommendations that resulted from a recent study of the museum and include an interpretive center.  

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