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FRANCOEUR HOMERS, NORRIS STELLAR IN BRAVES’ WIN OVER MARLINS

Written by Matt Davis on March 11, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves picked up a 5-2 win over the Miami Marlins in Spring Training action at Jupiter, Florida on Thursday.

FLOYD COUNTY E-911 NAMED GEORGIA 911 CENTER OF THE YEAR

Written by Matt Davis on March 10, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd County E-911 has been selected as the 2016 Georgia 911 Center of the Year.  The announcement was made during the annual Georgia Emergency Communications Conference on Wednesday.

GEORGIA TECH ADVANCES IN ACC TOURNEY WITH OT VICTORY OVER CLEMSON

Written by Matt Davis on March 10, 2016. Posted in Sports

Georgia Tech defeated Clemson 88-85 in overtime in the second round of the ACC men’s basketball tournament on Wednesday night in Washington DC.

QUALIFYING CONTINUES FOR LOCAL AND STATE RACES

Written by Matt Davis on March 9, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Qualifying continues for the May 24th primary election.  In action from Tuesday, Floyd County Commissioner Garry Fricks announced that he will not seek re-election.  Wright Bagby qualified to run for Fricks’ Post 2.

GDOL:  UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RISES IN METRO ROME, NORTHWEST GEORGIA FROM DECEMBER TO JANUARY

Written by Matt Davis on March 10, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in January, up from 5.8 percent in December but down almost a full percentage point from 7.1 percent in January 2015.

ADDITIONAL CANDIDATES QUALIFY FOR LOCAL OFFICES

Written by Matt Davis on March 10, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Additional candidates have qualified to run for local and state races in the May 24th primary election.  In an update from Wednesday, Bo Arrant has qualified as a Democrat to run for Post 3 on the Floyd County Commission.  Melinda Jeffers and Joyce Mink have each qualified to run for the Floyd County Board of Education Post 5 currently held by Democrat George Bevels, who qualified on Monday.  Jeffers will run on the Republican ticket, while Mink qualified with the Democratic party.

FREEMAN, FREIMAN HOMER IN BRAVES LOSS TO ASTROS

Written by Matt Davis on March 10, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Houston Astros 9-5 in Spring Training action at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida on Wednesday.

MISSING MAN’S BODY FOUND IN ETOWAH RIVER

Written by Matt Davis on March 9, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The body of a missing man was recovered from the Etowah River in Rome on Tuesday.  Authorities had been searching for Rickey Dylan Sisson, age 22, ever since witnesses saw him jump from a bridge near Grizzard Park on February 23rd.  His body is being sent to the GBI Crime Lab for confirmation of cause of death, which is believed to be drowning.

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