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LOCAL SCHOOLS NAMED AP HONOR SCHOOLS

Written by Matt Davis on February 19, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

A number of local schools were among the 609 named Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools by State School Superintendent Richard Woods on Thursday.

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS CONTINUE QUEST FOR STATE TITLE

Written by Matt Davis on February 19, 2015. Posted in Sports

A handful of area high school boys’ basketball teams remain in the hunt for a state title, while some saw their season come to an end during opening round action of the Georgia High School Association Boys State Basketball Tournament on Tuesday night.  Here are the final scores:

MUNICIPAL COURT TO EXTEND AMNESTY THROUGH OPERATION CLEAN SLATE

Written by Matt Davis on February 18, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Municipal Court will offer a four-week amnesty period to those wishing to get rid of traffic citations and warrants for failure to appear in court.  Operation Clean Slate will be held from March 2nd through 31st, during which time contempt fines will be waived and warrants will be lifted with no additional fines or penalties.

ONLINE VOTING PICKING UP IN HARBOR HOUSE ADULT SPELL OFF

Written by Matt Davis on February 18, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Local business people, educators, lawyers, media personnel and others will match wits in a battle to see who are the best spellers in Rome and Floyd County at the 7th annual Harbor House Adult Spell Off on Friday, February 27th, sponsored by the Harbin Clinic.  Teams are currently duking it out to see who’s the best fundraiser via online voting in the competition.  Supporters can cast their votes online for a dollar each at www.harbinclinic.com/harborhousespelloff.  Money raised will go to the Harbor House Northwest Georgia Child Advocacy Center.  The top fund raiser will win the People’s Choice Award in the Spell Off and a chance to stay in the spelling competition.  Voting has been picking up in recent days, according to Harbor House Executive Director Gail Garland.

EXCHANGE CLUB OF ROME TO PRESENT PROUDLY WE HAIL AWARDS ON FRIDAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 19, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The Exchange Club of Rome will honor the winners of their Proudly We Hail Award during the club’s regular meeting this Friday at noon at the Palladium on the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.

WINTER WEATHER SAFETY INFO FROM FLOYD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Written by Matt Davis on February 18, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Rome, Ga.February 18 – A hard freeze is expected across much of North and Central Georgia Wednesday through Thursday night. A reinforcing surge of cold artic air will spread over Georgia resulting in a hard freeze for Wednesday through Thursday and Friday for much of north and Central Georgia.  Temperatures on Wednesday night are expected to plunge to 10 degree. Thursday daytime temperatures will not rise above freezing and low temperatures are expected to be colder than the previous night with lows plummeting to 9 degree.  These prolonged periods of extreme cold temperatures accompanied by  a 15-20 mile an hour wind could be harmful for humans and animals.

AREA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS BEGIN QUEST FOR A STATE TITLE

Written by Matt Davis on February 18, 2015. Posted in Sports

A number of area high school girls’ basketball teams will continue their quest for a state title after picking up wins in the opening round of the Georgia High School Association Girls State Basketball Tournament on Tuesday night.  Here’s a look at those final scores:

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