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GIVE THE GIFT OF AVIATION THIS CHRISTMAS! 

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

Here’s a great gift idea for the aviation enthusiast on your Christmas shopping list – tickets to the 2017 Wings Over North Georgia air show.  The event is scheduled for October 20th through 22nd, 2017 at Rome’s Russell Regional Airport.  It will be headlined by the United States Navy’s Blue Angels.

COLLEGE HOOPS:  GEORGIA TECH TOPS VCU IN OT

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

Georgia Tech defeated VCU in overtime 76-73 in men’s basketball on Wednesday night in Richmond, Virginia.

CONTRIBUTIONS SOUGHT FOR 2016 TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGN

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

If you’ve been thinking about contributing to the 2016 Toys for Tots campaign, you have less than a week to drop a new, unwrapped toy into one of the many receptacles placed around Rome and Floyd County.

TODAY MARKS 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF PEARL HARBOR BOMBING

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

Today is Pearl Harbor Day.  This year marks the 75th anniversary of the solemn remembrance in American history.  On December 7, 1941, dubbed ‘a date which will live in infamy’ by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Japanese conducted a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, resulting in the loss of more than 2,400 American lives.  The United States entered World War II the very next day.

CHIEFTAINS TO HOST ‘CHRISTMAS FREE DAY’ ON DECEMBER 17TH

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

The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will host a “Christmas Free Day” on Saturday, December 17th.  It will take place from noon until 4 pm at the museum, located at 501 Riverside Parkway in Rome.

NEW MEDICAL STARTUP COMPANY LAUNCHES IN ROME

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

fullsizerender-1A new startup company is establishing its roots in Rome and Floyd County.  The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce hosted a press conference on Wednesday, along with Floyd County and the City of Rome, to announce the launch of RecoverMD LLC, an environmentally oriented company whose mission is to collect single use medical devices from hospitals that would otherwise be disposed after surgery.

COOLER TEMPS AHEAD!  IT’S A GOOD TIME TO PREPARE FOR WINTER WEATHER…

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

A rainy start to the work week is being followed by a drop in temperatures in the Greater Rome area.  Partly sunny skies today will be accompanied by highs in the mid 50s, according to the National Weather Service, which predicts cloudy conditions and overnight lows in the upper 30s for tonight.  And get ready to bundle up as we head from the latter part of the work week into the weekend!  Overnight lows are expected to dip into the 20s on Thursday through Saturday nights.  Daytime highs will only reach the 40s through Saturday.

IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR THE GOLD BALL, Y’ALL!

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

Get ready for the Gold Ball, y’all!  The 63rd annual Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament is just ten days away.  The five-day tournament involving local high school basketball teams is scheduled for December 17th and 19th through 22nd.  Games will be played at Georgia Highlands College and Berry College.

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