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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.

NICE WEATHER GOT YOU DOING YARD WORK? GET A BURN PERMIT BEFORE YOU BURN YARD TRASH

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

Rome and Floyd County certainly enjoyed some nice spring-like weather over the weekend.  Chances are, you might have gotten out and worked on your yard this past weekend.  If you’ve got some trash you want to burn, there is good news is that the state’s burn ban remains lifted for just a little while longer.  However, there are some safety precautions you should take where fire safety is concerned such as getting a burn permit, according to Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department.  Those in Floyd County can do so by calling the Georgia Forestry Commission at (877) OK-2-BURN.  Those in the City of Rome are advised to call the Rome Fire Department at (706) 236-4500.

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.

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.

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