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‘GHOST PATHS’ TO OFFER ARTISTIC VIEW OF THE TRAIL OF TEARS

Written by Matt Davis on February 19, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will offer to the public an opportunity to explore the Trail of Tears from the perspective of an Englishwoman through the exhibit “Ghost Paths:  A walk back into history along the Trail of Tears” by artist Elizabeth Waight.

LADY BLUE DEVILS, LADY DRAGONS CONTINUE QUEST FOR STATE TITLE TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on February 19, 2016. Posted in Sports

High school basketball postseason action will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge tonight as the Model Lady Blue Devils host Dublin in round two of the GHSA state playoffs.  The Class AA match is slated to get underway at 6 pm.

LOCAL ELECTIONS OFFICIALS MAKE — USE OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE VOTING EASIER

Written by Matt Davis on February 18, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Republican voters in South Carolina will head to the polls in just two days to determine who they would like to represent their party in the race for President of the United States in 2016.  That will be followed shortly by Georgia’s presidential preference primary election on Tuesday, March 1st.  Early voting for said election continues through Friday, February 26th.

CRBI TO HOST INFORMATIONAL MEETING ABOUT FRACKING TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on February 18, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative will host an informational meeting this evening for the purpose of addressing concerns about fracking in Floyd County.  It will be held at Armuchee Middle School beginning at 7 pm.

CAN’T VOTE EARLY ON WEEKDAYS?  DO IT THIS SATURDAY! 

Written by Matt Davis on February 19, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Here’s a reminder for those who want to vote early in the March 1st presidential preference primary election but don’t have time to do it during the week – early voting will be offered this Saturday from 9 am until 4 pm at the Floyd County Elections Office on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.

HAWKS TO OPEN SECOND HALF TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on February 19, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will get the second half of their 2015-2016 season underway tonight as hosts to the Miami Heat.  Tip off is set for 8 pm at the Philips Arena.  The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast.

GREATER ROME CHAMBER URGES RESIDENTS TO SHOP LOCAL AS GEORGIA SMALL BUSINESS WEEK DRAWS TO A CLOSE

Written by Matt Davis on February 18, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce is encouraging area residents to shop local and support small business as the observation of Georgia Small Business Week enters its final days.  The initiative, which continues through Friday, was instituted by Governor Nathan Deal as a means by which to celebrate the contributions of small business to the local economy.

HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS POSTSEASON UPDATE

Written by Matt Davis on February 18, 2016. Posted in Sports

In your high school basketball postseason update, the Model Blue Devils’ season came to an end on Wednesday night with a heartbreaking loss to Holy Innocents, 54-51, at home in the opening round of the Class AA state playoffs.  Holy Innocents’ Cole Smith hit a 3-pointer as time expired to lift his team to victory.  This was just moments after Model’s Dwight Hall shot a 3-pointer of his own to tie the game.  The Blue Devils finish the season with 17 wins and nine losses and the Region 7-AA title under their belts.

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