The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will hold a called meeting this Friday, December 13th at 8:15 am. It will be held in the community room located on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.
The teams have been set for the 2013 Russell Athletic-NAIA Football National Championship! The University of the Cumberlands from Kentucky and Grand View University from Iowa won their semi-final games and are bound for the championship game, which will be played at Barron Stadium in downtown Rome on Saturday, December 21st at 4:30 pm. This will be the sixth and final year for the game to played in Rome.
State Representative Christian Coomer of Cassville has announced that he will seek reelection to the State House of Representatives. Coomer represents District 14, which spans an area from Cartersville to Rome and includes about half of Bartow County and portions of eastern and southern Floyd County. He was first elected to the House in 2010. Coomer serves as the Senior Administration Floor Leader to Governor Nathan Deal, who tapped Coomer for the job in 2012.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-92 in NBA action last night at the Philips Arena. Paul Millsap led the Hawks in scoring with 23 points. Shelvin Mack added 17 points off the bench, while Jeff Teague also contributed 17. Kyle Korver extended his streak of consecutive games with a three-pointer to 91. Last weekend, Korver broke the NBA record previously held by Dana Barros.
The 2013 Rome News-Tribune/Seven Hills Rotary Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament is right around the corner. The 60th edition of the annual tournament is set to begin on Monday, December 16th. Area high school basketball teams will participate all week long in the tourney, which will culminate with the girls and boys championship games on Friday, December 20th. Matches will be held at Georgia Highlands College and Berry College, with the championship round to take place at Berry’s Cage Center.
Floyd County Government and Keep Rome/Floyd Beautiful invites residents of the Armuchee to community to rid themselves of unwanted items at the Free Residential Dump Day on Saturday, December 14th. The event will be held from 9 am until 2 pm at the old park location on Jones Mill Road in Armuchee.
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of November totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of nearly $49 million, or 3.6 percent, compared to the month-ended November 2012. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $7.34 billion. That marks an increase of $378 million, or 5.4 percent, compared to the same point last year.
The Georgia Highlands College men’s basketball team fell to conference leading South Georgia Tech 79-74 last night at home. The Chargers will hit the road to take on Wallace State this Saturday afternoon at 1 pm.