The deadline has been extended for those seeking assistance from the Junior Service League’s Community Partnership Program. Interested parties now have until February 10th to submit their applications for partnership opportunities with the JSL. Those partnerships are provided in two ways: via JSL volunteers only or via JSL volunteers and funding, according to Becky Owens, public relations specialist for the Junior Service League of Rome.
The Atlanta Hawks are back from jolly old England and ready to return to action this evening with a MLK Day match at home against the Miami Heat. It will be the third of four meetings between the teams this season and the first to be played in Atlanta. Tip off is set for 5:30 pm at the Philips Arena. The game will be televised on Sport South.
The search for a missing 10-year-old boy came to a happy conclusion early Friday morning. Ashton Swearinger was found on Tolbert Street behind the Masonic Lodge. The child was first reported missing yesterday afternoon on the Rome Police Department’s Facebook page.
Home Instead, Incorporated, franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, is in search of Georgia’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer. Interested parties can nominate a senior citizen age 65 and older for the honor as part of Home Instead’s Salute to Senior Service. Entries are being accepted through March 1st at www.SalutetoSeniorService.com. State winners will be determined by popular vote. A panel of senior care experts will then select a national Salute to Senior Service winner from among the state honorees.
The teams have been set for Super Bowl 48! The Seattle Seahawks will face the Denver Broncos in the NFL’s biggest game of the year on Sunday, February 2nd in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Seahawks are Super Bowl-bound after picking up a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game last night in Seattle. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos emerged as the AFC Champions with a 26-16 win over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the title game yesterday afternoon in Denver.
The Floyd County Commission is on a mission to create a balanced budget for 2014. Chairman Irwin Bagwell says that he does not expect a raise in the millage rate this year. He adds that the Commission hopes to be able to approve a raise for county employees and anticipates that the raise will be anywhere from 2.2 to 3.5 percent for 92 percent of those employees.
The Pre-K registration period has been set for the Floyd County Schools. According to a Floyd County Schools media release, it will be offered from Monday, February 17th through Friday, February 28th and will provide an opportunity for parents to register their children for the slots available in the Pre-K program of the Floyd County Schools for the 2014-2015 school year.
Shorter University’s Hawks and Lady Hawks basketball teams each picked up wins over Gulf South Conference rival West Florida last night at at home.