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FLOYD COUNTY POLICE RECEIVE DONATION FOR BODY CAMERAS

Written by Matt Davis on May 7, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

A donation from a local business has paved the way for the Floyd County Police Department to purchase body cameras.  Scott Logistics Corporation has donated $25,000 to the department which is being used to purchase 62 L-3 Mobile-Vision body cameras.

DEAL SIGNS BILLS SPONSORED BY DEMPSEY

Written by Matt Davis on May 7, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

A number of House Bills sponsored by State Representative Katie Dempsey of Rome have been signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal.  The bills were signed during a ceremony held at the State Capitol on Tuesday.

ATLANTA BRAVES WRAP UP HOMESTAND WITH WIN OVER PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

Written by Matt Davis on May 7, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves wrapped up a 10-game homestand with a 7-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night at Turner Field.  The Braves took two of three from the Phillies, marking their first series win since winning two of three at Toronto on April 17-19.

RICHARDSON’S ASSETS TOTAL NEARLY $1 MIL

Written by Matt Davis on May 6, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Derry Richardson, the former Floyd County Schools employee facing accusations under Georgia’s RICO Act, has assets totaling nearly $1 million, according to court records, as stated by this morning’s Rome News-Tribune.  Richardson left his position with the county school system in the midst of an investigation into questionable purchasing practices in recent years within the system.  No charges have been filed in the case.

FLOYD GOP MEMBERS TO ATTEND STATE GOP CONVENTION NEXT WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on May 7, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Delegates from the Floyd County Republican Party will be in Athens for the Georgia Republican Party’s State Convention over the weekend of May 15th.

GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE TO HOLD SPRING COMMENCEMENT THIS EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on May 7, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Georgia Northwestern Technical College will hold their 2015 Spring Commencement Ceremony this evening at 7 pm at The Forum in downtown Rome.  During the ceremony, GNTC will present graduates with degrees, diplomas and certificates for the 2015 spring semester.

ROME BRAVES TOP HAGERSTOWN SUNS IN SERIES OPENER

Written by Matt Davis on May 7, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves beat the Hagerstown Suns 9-6 in the opener of a seven game homestand on Wednesday night at State Mutual Stadium.  Game two of the Braves’ three game set with the Suns is scheduled for this morning at 10:30 am.

AAA:  CHEAPER GAS PRICES EXPECTED TO LEAD TO INCREASED SUMMER TRAVEL

Written by Matt Davis on May 6, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Are you planning on hitting the road this summer?  About 60 percent of Americans are more likely to take a road trip during the summer travel season, according to predictions from AAA, The Auto Club Group.  Spokesman Garrett Townsend attests that the expected increase in summer travel for 2015 is attributable to lower gas prices.

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