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GDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC FORUM IN NWGA ON TRANSPORTATION FUNDING ACT OF 2015

Written by Matt Davis on January 6, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Northwest Georgia (District Six) office of the Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a forum next Tuesday, particularly geared towards contractors, that will relay how the Transportation Funding Act of 2015 is expected to increase transportation investment in routine maintenance, capital projects and local governments.  According to a GDOT media release, the meeting will be held from 1:30 pm until 3 pm at the Komatsu Training and Demonstration Center, 100 Komatsu Drive in Cartersville.

UPDATE ON ROADS

Written by Matt Davis on January 6, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

An update on Floyd County roads after the flooding that occurred over the holidays – Old River Road is now open, according to Floyd County Public Works.  Thomas Bluff Road is currently the only road closed due to high water.  Public Works Director Michael Skeen stated that Flowery Branch Road remained closed along its gravel portion while the county works on the road bed.  It is hoped that this road will open to thru traffic this afternoon.

COLLEGE HOOPS ON AIR TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on January 6, 2016. Posted in Sports

College basketball will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge tonight as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hit the road for an ACC match against Pittsburgh.  Tip off is set for 7 pm.  Air time for pre-game programming is 6:30 pm.

NEED SOME VOLUNTEERS?  APPLY FOR JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUE OF

Written by Matt Davis on January 5, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Do you lead a 501(c)(3) organization and need volunteers?  Put the ladies of the Junior Service League of Rome to work for you!  The League is currently accepting applications to its Community Partnership Program for the 2016-2017 year.  Through the program, partnership opportunities are provided to selected organizations via JSL volunteers only and via JSL Community Project Opportunities.  Applicants should have a focus on improving the lives of women and children in Rome and Floyd County, according to member Holly Amerman.

DRONES EXPECTED TO BE HOT TOPIC DURING 2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Written by Matt Davis on January 6, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly will begin on Monday, January 11th under the Gold Dome (the State Capitol) in Atlanta.

HAWKS DROP SECOND STRAIGHT TO KNICKS

Written by Matt Davis on January 6, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks fell to the New York Knicks 107-101 on Tuesday night at the Philips Arena, marking the Knicks’ second victory over the Hawks in three days and tying the season series between the teams at two games a piece.

GROUNDBREAKING SET FOR ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY

Written by Matt Davis on January 5, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held this Wednesday for the new Floyd County Animal Control Facility and Special Operations Center.  It will get underway at 9 am on the site of the project at 99 North Avenue in Rome.

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