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SKEEN, HERRINGTON REFLECT ON RECENT FLOODING IN FLOYD COUNTY

Written by Matt Davis on January 12, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Rome and Floyd County appears to have, for the most part, recovered from the flooding that occurred over the holidays.  Floyd County Public Works Director Michael Skeen called it the largest flooding event that he’s witnessed since he’s worked for the county.  He adds that some 10-12 roads were barricaded due to high waters.

PART OF SECOND AVENUE TO CLOSE TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 12, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Here’s a heads-up for Rome area motorists – if you normally travel on Second Avenue during your daily commute, you might want to find an alternate route to reach your destination today.  The railroad crossing on Second Avenue at Riverbend Drive is scheduled to be closed from 9 am until 3 pm so that Norfolk Southern can conduct maintenance work at the site.  If necessary, that closure will continue on Wednesday.

AAA:  DECLINE IN OIL PRICES LEADS TO DISCOUNT AT THE GAS PUMP

Written by Matt Davis on January 11, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Gas prices are expected to fall even lower this week due to a drop in the price of oil, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that crude oil prices declined $3.60 last week, possibly leading to a decline of about nine cents at the gas pump.

ROME CITY, FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO HOLD FIRST MEETINGS OF 2016 THIS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on January 11, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will hold their first meeting of 2016 this evening.  Two new Commissioners, Craig McDaniel and Sundai Stevenson, will be sworn in during the gathering at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street.  Activities will begin with a caucus session at 5 pm in the Sam King Room, to be followed by the regular meeting at 6:30 pm in the commission’s second floor meeting room.

FLOYD COUNTY MATH TEACHERS HELP WITH GPB BROADCAST

Written by Matt Davis on January 12, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Math teachers from Floyd County Schools were tapped to participate in the taping of a webinar by the Georgia Department of Education called High School Math Update that will be broadcast on Georgia Public Broadcasting, according to a school system media release.  The taping took place on January 6th and 7th at the GPB studio in Atlanta.

ALABAMA RACKS UP ANOTHER NATIONAL TITLE!

Written by Matt Davis on January 12, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Alabama Crimson Tide are once again college football’s National Champions!  The Tide pulled out a 45-40 victory over Clemson in the College Football Playoff title game on Monday night at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  It marks Alabama’s 16th national title and the fourth in their last seven seasons.  Head coach Nick Saban now has five national titles under his belt, four with Alabama.

THE 2016 SESSION OF THE GEORGIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEGINS TODAY!

Written by Matt Davis on January 11, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Today is opening day for the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly.  Katie Dempsey of Rome, who represents the 13th district in the state House of Representatives, anticipates that steps will be taken during this legislative session to coordinate mental health services statewide.  Dempsey indicates that early intervention (particularly for children) and helping those with developmental disablities to find gainful employment are among her top priorities under the Gold Dome this year.

CONGRATS TO THIS YEAR’S HEART OF THE COMMUNITY AWARD WINNERS!

Written by Matt Davis on January 11, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Congratulations to the 2016 Heart of the Community Award winners!  This year’s honorees include Elaina Beaman, Luke Chaffin, Tonya Davis, Christa Cline Jackson, Vargo Orthodontics, Allison Smith Watters and Board of Governors award recipient Dr. Sidney A. Bell.  All will be recognized during the 30th annual “Affair of the Heart” on February 20th.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.theheartofthecommunity.org or by calling Wanda Whitten at (706) 802-3924.

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