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BODY OF MISSING MAN FOUND SUNDAY

Written by Matt Davis on March 12, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The body of a missing Floyd County man has been found.  The body of 32-year-old Matthew Todd Beam was found on Watkins Gin Road by two men yesterday.  Beam had been missing since February 24th.  He was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday afternoon at 3:30 pm.  The cause of death has yet to be determined.  Beam’s body has been sent to the GBI crime lab in Atlanta.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on March 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Get ready to spring forward!  The switch to Daylight Savings Time occurs this weekend.  It will be time to “spring forward”, or move your clock ahead one hour.  The time will change at 2 am on Sunday.

ISAKSON WEIGHS IN ON SUPER TUESDAY, US RELATIONS WITH ISRAEL

Written by Matt Davis on March 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

It’s been a busy week in the world of politics.  Where that’s concerned, the main thing grabbing headlines, of course, has been Super Tuesday.  US Senator Johnny Isakson says he believes that while Mitt Romney is gaining the lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, it’s not over yet at least where Rick Santorum is concerned.

INTERNET SAFETY TO BE HIGHLIGHTED AT TEEN FORUM

Written by Matt Davis on March 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The internet can be a dangerous place, particularly for youngsters.  The Hospitality House for Women seeks to educate middle and high schoolers on internet safety with Lose the Drama!  Safe Dating and Social Media Forum tomorrow from 10 am until 2 pm in the Lakeview Auditorium on Georgia Highlands College’s main campus.

FEBRUARY REVENUES UP IN GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on March 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that the state’s net tax collections for February 2012 totaled $765 million, an increase of nearly $50 million or 7 percent compared to February 2011.  With eight months Fiscal Year 2012 now behind us, net revenue collections totaled almost $10.6 billion year-to-date, an increase of $471 million or 4.7 percent compared to the same period last year, according to a release from the Governor’s office.

CANDIDATES STEP FORWARD FOR ROME CITY COMMISSION WARD TWO POST

Written by Matt Davis on March 8, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A number of people have stepped forward as candidates for the Rome City Commission post vacated by Duane Reid.  Six people have applied for the job, including Mike Page, Piero Barba, Pete McDonald, Steven McDowell, Robert Kane and George Anderson.  Those interested in filling the Ward 2 post have until April 5th to apply.

GEORGIA WRITERS HALL OF FAMER TERRY KAY TO SIGN BOOKS AT LOCAL BOOKSTORE’S FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Written by Matt Davis on March 8, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Georgia Writers Hall of Famer Terry Kay will be in Rome this Saturday for a book signing to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Dogwood Books and Antiques in downtown Rome.

GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE SIGNS TRANSFER AGREEMENT WITH BRYAN COLLEGE

Written by Matt Davis on March 8, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Bryan College from Chattanooga, Tennessee have entered into a partnership to promote academic opportunity through an articulation of a transfer agreement.

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