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LOCAL ELECTIONS OFFICIALS MAKE — USE OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE VOTING EASIER

Written by Matt Davis on February 18, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Republican voters in South Carolina will head to the polls in just two days to determine who they would like to represent their party in the race for President of the United States in 2016.  That will be followed shortly by Georgia’s presidential preference primary election on Tuesday, March 1st.  Early voting for said election continues through Friday, February 26th.

CRBI TO HOST INFORMATIONAL MEETING ABOUT FRACKING TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on February 18, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative will host an informational meeting this evening for the purpose of addressing concerns about fracking in Floyd County.  It will be held at Armuchee Middle School beginning at 7 pm.

GEORGIA TECH NOTCHES ACC WIN OVER FLORIDA STATE

Written by Matt Davis on February 18, 2016. Posted in Sports

Georgia Tech posted an 86-80 victory over Florida State in ACC men’s basketball on Wednesday night at Tallahassee, ending a 10 game losing streak for the Yellow Jackets to the Seminoles.  Marcus Georges-Hunt led the Jackets in scoring with 27 points.  Adam Smith had 25 points, while Quinton Stephens added 11 points and seven rebounds.

NO TUITION INCREASE AT STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

Written by Matt Davis on February 17, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia announced on Tuesday that there will be no tuition increase for the 2016-2017 school year among all 29 of the state’s public colleges and universities, according to a USG media release.

GREATER ROME CHAMBER URGES RESIDENTS TO SHOP LOCAL AS GEORGIA SMALL BUSINESS WEEK DRAWS TO A CLOSE

Written by Matt Davis on February 18, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce is encouraging area residents to shop local and support small business as the observation of Georgia Small Business Week enters its final days.  The initiative, which continues through Friday, was instituted by Governor Nathan Deal as a means by which to celebrate the contributions of small business to the local economy.

HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS POSTSEASON UPDATE

Written by Matt Davis on February 18, 2016. Posted in Sports

In your high school basketball postseason update, the Model Blue Devils’ season came to an end on Wednesday night with a heartbreaking loss to Holy Innocents, 54-51, at home in the opening round of the Class AA state playoffs.  Holy Innocents’ Cole Smith hit a 3-pointer as time expired to lift his team to victory.  This was just moments after Model’s Dwight Hall shot a 3-pointer of his own to tie the game.  The Blue Devils finish the season with 17 wins and nine losses and the Region 7-AA title under their belts.

VOTER TURNOUT OF 30-40 PERCENT PREDICTED FOR MARCH 1ST PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY

Written by Matt Davis on February 17, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

It’s  off to the races for early voting in Floyd County for the March 1st presidential preference primary election.  Elections Supervisor Willie Green believes that media coverage of the 2016 presidential race has led to an uptick in voting locally.  He predicts a 30-40 percent voter turnout for the primary election.

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO HOST RECRUITMENT FOR ASHTON STAFFING IN CEDARTOWN NEXT WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on February 17, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Looking for a job?  The Georgia Department of Labor plans to help Ashton Staffing recruit some 30 workers for several companies in Polk County next week.

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