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PLANS FOR FLOYD COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY TO GO BEFORE PUBLIC

Written by Matt Davis on October 19, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The public will have an opportunity to take a look at plans for the 2013 SPLOST-funded Floyd County Animal Control Facility and Special Operations Building during a meeting to be hosted by the projects’ design team on Tuesday.  The design charrette will be held at 6 pm in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Training Room at 409 East 12th Street in Rome.  Attendees are welcome to pose questions and submit comments about the projects.

FLOYD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PARTICIPATING IN ‘THUMBS OFF’ CAMPAIGN THIS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on October 19, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is cracking down on distracted driving, among teens in particular, through participation in the Thumbs Off:  No Texting While Driving Campaign this week.  Through this campaign, the Sheriff’s Office urges local teens to refrain from engaging in smartphone activities while driving, according to Deputy Carrie Edge, who says that 11 teens die each day because of texting while driving.

ATLANTA HAWKS HANDED FIRST PRE-SEASON LOSS BY MIAMI

Written by Matt Davis on October 19, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks were handed their first loss of the NBA pre-season by the Miami Heat 101-92 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta on Sunday night.  Mike Scott scored 19 points for the Hawks, who are now 4-1 in pre-season action.  They’ll remain at home to face the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night at 8 pm.

MYRTLE HILL CEMETERY TOURS TO BE OFFERED ON SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on October 16, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Tours of Rome’s historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery will be offered this Saturday during the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau’s 19th annual Where Romans Rest event.

AAA:  GAS PRICES BACK ON THE DECLINE

Written by Matt Davis on October 19, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Gas prices are dropping again, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that prices fell by six cents nationwide in the past week and by four cents in the state of Georgia.

MLB POSTSEASON UPDATE:  MURPHY HOMERS AGAIN TO LIFT METS TO 2-0 NLCS LEAD OVER CUBS

Written by Matt Davis on October 19, 2015. Posted in Sports

In your MLB postseason update, the New York Mets took a 2-0 lead in the National League Championship Series with a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs in game two on Sunday night at Citi Field in New York.  Daniel Murphy homered for the fourth straight game, a two-run shot off Cubs ace Jake Arrieta in the Mets’ three-run first inning.  Murphy has set the Mets’ record for most home runs in a single postseason with five total this year.  The NLCS moves to Chicago for game three on Tuesday night at 8 pm.

MYRTLE HILL CEMETERY TOURS TO BE OFFERED ON SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on October 16, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Tours of Rome’s historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery will be offered this Saturday during the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau’s 19th annual Where Romans Rest event.

ROME AREA HERITAGE FOUNDATION OFFERING CLOCKTOWER TOURS IN SUPPORT OF RESTORATION CAMPAIGN

Written by Matt Davis on October 16, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Area Heritage Foundation is offering public tours of the City Clocktower.  The first tour was held on Thursday, with additional tours to be held today from 11 am until 2 pm and Saturday from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm.

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