Fire destroyed a home in West Rome on Monday afternoon. The blaze originated in the carport of the duplex at 240-B Huffaker Road. Four people that were in the residence managed to escape, thanks to the assistance of Good Samaritans from Carver and Carver Plumbing. The fire is believed to have been caused by an electrical short.
High school basketball playoff action will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge tonight as the Model Lady Blue Devils host Greene County in the opening round of the Georgia High School Association Girls’ State Basketball Tournament.
Gas prices rose by seven cents last week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which states that the current national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.25. Motorists are now paying 19 cents more than they did at the beginning of the month.
The Floyd County Board of Commissioners are slated to hold their Annual Planning Session this Friday. The session will be held at the Cave Spring Community Center located at 10B Georgia Avenue in Cave Spring, beginning at noon.
Georgia Tech beat ACC rival Clemson 63-52 in men’s basketball on Monday night in Atlanta. The Yellow Jackets were led in scoring by Josh Heath with 14 points, while Demarco Cox added 12 points.
Concerns over the potential for winter weather have led to the cancellation of area schools and businesses and even the declaration of a state of emergency for 15 North Georgia counties by Governor Nathan Deal.
The 15th annual Night at the Movies to benefit the Exchange Club Family Resource Center is scheduled for this Tuesday night, February 17th at the Rome Cinemas on Shorter Avenue.