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FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET TUESDAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 23, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session tomorrow evening.  They’ll meet in a caucus session at 4 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6 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.

AARP TAX-AIDE VOLUNTEERS TO ONCE AGAIN PROVIDE TAX HELP

Written by Matt Davis on January 23, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Tax season is here.  If you are in need of help with your taxes, trained AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will once again provide free help and electronic filing this year to low to middle income taxpayers.  The tax help will be offered at the Senior Adult Center at 1325 Kingston Road in Rome on Wednesdays from 1 pm until 4 pm, beginning on February 1st and continuing until April 11th.  It will also be offered 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.  Those seeking AARP Tax-Aide assistance are advised to bring last year’s tax return and all available information for this year.  

ATLANTA HAWKS LOSE ONE, WIN ONE OVER THE WEEKEND; PREPARE TO FACE MILWAUKEE BUCKS

Written by Matt Davis on January 23, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, after a disappointing loss to the Philadelphia 76ers 90-76 on the road on Friday night, the Atlanta Hawks came back to take a 121-94 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night on their home court at the Philips Arena.  Saturday night’s win improved the Hawks’ record to eight wins and one loss at home.  They have 12 wins and five losses overall for the 2011-2012 season.  They’ll be on the road to take on the Milwaukee Bucks tonight at 8 pm.

JOE PATERNO PASSES AWAY AT 85

Written by Matt Davis on January 23, 2012. Posted in Sports

Legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has passed away.  Affectionately known by fans as “JoePa”, Paterno died yesterday at the age of 85 due to complications with lung cancer treatment.  Paterno was fired from his head coach position with Penn State in November amid the sex abuse scandal involving former assistant Jerry Sandusky.

GINGRICH WINS SC PRIMARY

Written by Matt Davis on January 23, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won Saturday’s primary election in South Carolina.  

ANNUAL CROSSTOWN RIVALRY TO BE REVIVED BETWEEN BERRY, SHORTER TONIGHT IN COLLEGE HOOPS

Written by Matt Davis on January 23, 2012. Posted in Sports

In your local college basketball update from over the weekend, the Berry Lady Vikings defeated Spelman 82-60 on Saturday afternoon at the Cage Center on the Berry College campus.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS TO FACE NEW YORK GIANTS IN SUPER BOWL 46

Written by Matt Davis on January 23, 2012. Posted in Sports

The New England Patriots and the New York Giants will go head to head in this year’s Super Bowl.  The New England Patriots head to the big game after beating the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 in the AFC Championship Game in Foxboro, Massachusetts yesterday.  The New York Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in overtime in the NFC Championship Game in San Francisco last night.   The AFC Champion New England Patriots will face the NFC Champion New York Giants in Super Bowl 46 on February 5th in Indianapolis.

LOCAL TEA PARTY MEMBER IN SOUTH CAROLINA FOR PRIMARY ELECTION

Written by Matt Davis on January 20, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Voters in South Carolina will go to the polls tomorrow for the Republican primary election.  Rome Tea Party member Mike Morton is in the Palmetto State for the election.  He spoke to WLAQ’s Elizabeth Davis on Good Morning Rome on Thursday while in route to Charleston for a Tea Party Patriots leadership conference.  He also got to attend the CNN debate last night.  
Morton says that he supports Rick Santorum in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

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