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GAMBLING TO BE A HOT TOPIC UNDER THE GOLD DOME IN 2016

Written by Matt Davis on January 8, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Gambling is expected to be among the hot topics to be discussed during the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly, which begins on Monday.  State Representative Katie Dempsey says that an expansion on gambling to allow for things like casinos and bets on horse racing in Georgia is currently under consideration by lawmakers.  She adds that evidence has been presented that casino gambling could be supported in this state, but it is a matter that will be ultimately be determined by the voters.

ATLANTA HAWKS RETURN TO WINNING WAYS IN PHILLY

Written by Matt Davis on January 8, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks brought a brief two-game losing skid to a halt on Thursday night with a 126-98 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Philly.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND RESTORATION ACT AND EDUCATION EXPECTED TO BE HOT TOPICS UNDER THE GOLD DOME IN ’16

Written by Matt Davis on January 7, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

When this year’s session of the Georgia General Assembly commences under the Gold Dome in Atlanta, discussion is expected to resume about numerous issues from last year’s legislative session.

GEORGIA TECH DROPS CONFERENCE MATCH AT PITTSBURGH

Written by Matt Davis on January 7, 2016. Posted in Sports

Georgia Tech fell to No. 24 Pittsburgh 89-84 in men’s basketball on Wednesday night at Pittsburgh, in spite of a career-high 30 points from Adam Smith (including eight 3-pointers).  Charles Mitchell had a career-best 20 points and 17 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets.  The Panthers were lifted to victory in part by James Robinson and Jamel Artis, who scored 18 points each.

POLAR BEAR PADDLE AND PLUNGE POSTPONED

Written by Matt Davis on January 8, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The 10th annual Polar Bear Paddle and Plunge that was set for this Saturday, January 9th has been postponed until next Saturday, January 16th due to the impact of recent flooding in Rome.  The event is sponsored by the Coosa River Basin Initiative, Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful and the Rome-Floyd County ECO River Education Center.  Registration is currently available online at www.coosa.org/events/paddle-trips.

ALL ROADS IN FLOYD COUNTY ARE NOW OPEN!

Written by Matt Davis on January 7, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

For the first time in almost two weeks, all roads in Floyd County are open.  Public Works Director Michael Skeen reported the good news on Wednesday afternoon that roads countywide have all been reopened following the substantial flooding that led to their closure over the holidays.

UNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL RAISES $368,000 IN YEAR END CHALLENGE

Written by Matt Davis on January 7, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Unity Christian School has announced that it has now raised $368,000 in its Gift of Unity year end fundraising challenge.

GHC PICKS UP WINS AT ALBANY TECH

Written by Matt Davis on January 7, 2016. Posted in Sports

Georgia Highlands College picked up a pair of wins in men’s and women’s college basketball at Albany Tech on Wednesday night.

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