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ROME FLOYD CERT MEMBERS TRAINED TO HELP OUT IN EMERGENCIES

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

Rome and Floyd County has certainly seen it’s share of crazy weather in the past year.  The Rome Floyd CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is among those who are prepared to help in the event of an emergency, such as one related to weather.  CERT Coordinator Vicki Wiles says that her group was not active in relief efforts following the EF-1 tornado that hit the Kingston Road area on February 22nd, but they certainly stayed busy after the F2 tornado that hit on December 22nd.  She says that working as part of  CERT raises awareness of the need to take action.

YDC OFFICERS CLEARED OF ACCUSATIONS OF STARTING FIGHTS

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

Three officers at the Rome Youth Detention Center have been cleared of charges that they ordered youth-on-youth assaults at the female facility; however, one has been fired for failing to prevent an assault, the Department of Juvenile Justice reports.  India Jones was fired for not taking proper precautions to prevent the assault that occurred on December 6, 2011.  More disciplinary action could be taken in the future.

ATLANTA HAWKS TO TAKE ON DENVER NUGGETS IN MILE HIGH CITY TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on March 13, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks will continue their current six game road trip with a match in Denver, Colorado against the Nuggets tonight at 9 pm.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET TUESDAY

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

The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow.  They’ll convene 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.

ROME SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO HOST ‘MARCH MADNESS’ GUYS NIGHT OUT FUND-RAISER TONIGHT

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

March Madness has arrived.  Local men are invited to get their brackets ready and head to the Guys Night Out – NCAA Basketball “First Four” viewing party tonight at 6 pm at the City Club above Old Havana Cigar Company.  The event is a fund-raiser for the Rome Symphony Orchestra.

SHORTER HAWKS, LADY HAWKS READY FOR NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Written by Matt Davis on March 13, 2012. Posted in Sports

The 2012 NAIA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships will get underway tomorrow.  Shorter University’s number one Hawks departed yesterday for Kansas City, Missouri to participate in the men’s tournament for the first time ever.  Shorter’s 20th ranked Lady Hawks will make their third straight appearance (and fourth overall) in the women’s tournament, which is being held in Frankfort, Kentucky for the first time this year after more than 20 years in Jackson, Tennessee.  The Hawks are the number one seed in the men’s tournament and will face Life University from Marietta in opening round action tomorrow at 11:45 am Eastern Time.  The Lady Hawks picked up the number six seed in the tournament and will take on Olivet Nazarene from Bourbonnais, Illinois tomorrow night at 8 pm.

ATLANTA BRAVES LOSE TO ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SS IN SPRING TRAINING

Written by Matt Davis on March 13, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves were defeated by a St. Louis Cardinals split squad 5-4 yesterday in Spring Training action in Jupiter, Florida.  The Braves remain in Jupiter to take on the Florida Marlins today at 1:05 pm.

AMERICANS FEELING THE PAIN AT THE PUMP, US SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON SAYS KEYSTONE PIPELINE PROJECT COULD HAVE PROVIDED THE SOLUTION

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

Americans are feeling the pain at the pump as gas prices continue to soar across the nation.  It’s made headlines quite a bit; Republican presidential candidates have tackled the matter in their campaigns and President Barack Obama, of course, has had to answer questions related to rising gas prices.  US Senator Johnny Isakson has been a champion of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which was killed earlier this year by Obama.  Isakson says that while there may be concerns about the project where the environment is concerned, the US has to find ways to be independent of foreign oil.

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