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MAYES BRIDGE ROAD TO BE CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC THURSDAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 9, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Attention motorists!  Mays Bridge Road at its intersection with Burnett Ferry Road will be closed to traffic as of Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.  This is to accommodate work being done on realigning Mayes Bridge Road with the West Rome Bypass currently under construction in Floyd County.  Mays Bridge Road at its current intersection with Burnett Ferry Road will be closed and through traffic will be detoured west to the intersection with Horseleg Creek Road.  Traffic from Horseleg Creek Road to Mays Bridge Road will continue north through the intersection with Burnett Ferry Road and back to existing Mays Bridge Road, while traffic from Ausburn Road will turn left onto newly constructed road to access Mays Bridge Road.  Signs will be placed along the detour route to help motorists navigate around the closed road.  This construction operation and the local road closure necessitated by it are weather permitting and subject to change.

HEART OF THE COMMUNITY HONOREES ANNOUNCED

Written by Matt Davis on January 7, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Eight local unsung heroes will be honored next month at the 27th annual Heart of the Community Awards of Honor.  The honorees were chosen for their service to the Rome and Floyd County community and include:

SPACE NEEDED AROUND SPACE HEATERS

Written by Matt Davis on January 7, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Employing the use of a space heater to keep warm on these cold winter days and nights?  Remember to maintain space around those space heaters.  Failure to do so may pose a fire hazard, according to Robert Owens, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department.   Owens says that a space heater requires 36 inches of space around it.

BERRY HOOPS VICTORIOUS OVER SAA RIVAL HENDRIX

Written by Matt Davis on January 7, 2013. Posted in Sports

Berry College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams picked up a pair of wins over Southern Athletic Association rival Hendrix yesterday at Berry’s Cage Center.  The Lady Vikings won their match in overtime 66-63 to improve to 5-6 overall for the 2012-2013 season and 2-1 in the SAA.  That was followed by an 85-78 victory for the Vikings, which improved the Vikes’ record to 3-9 overall and 1-2 in SAA play.

BERRY LADY VIKES TOP AGNES SCOTT

Written by Matt Davis on January 9, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Berry College Lady Vikings posted a 51-49 win over Agnes Scott last night at Berry’s Cage Center.  The victory leaves the Lady Vikes with an even 6-6 record for the season.  The Lady Vikings will hit the road along with the Vikings tomorrow night to take on Covenant.  The women will play at 6 pm, followed by the men at 8 pm.  The games will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and online at www.wlaq1410.com.

BARBARA MASSEY REECE TO ‘STAY IN TOUCH’ WITH FORMER CONSTITUENTS

Written by Matt Davis on January 7, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

When the Georgia General Assembly reconvenes one week from today (Monday, January 14th), they will be minus one familiar face.  Barbara Massey Reece of Menlo served as State Representative for 14 years, but lost her bid for re-election to Eddie Lumsden back in November.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET TUESDAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 7, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission will meet for the first time in 2013 tomorrow.  They’ll gather in a caucus session at 12:30 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  On the agenda – a public hearing for anyone wishing to comment on the FY2013 budget.  Take a look at the Floyd County Commission’s full agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

FALCONS TO FACE SEAHAWKS NEXT SUNDAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 7, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Falcons now know who they will face in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs next weekend.  The Seattle Seahawks will be making the trip to the Georgia Dome after beating the Washington Redskins 24-14 in the wild card round yesterday.  Kick off between the Falcons and the Seahawks is set for 1 pm this coming Sunday at the Dome.  The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football.

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