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SECOND EARLY VOTING LOCATION OPENS TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 22, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

A second polling location will be open today for those wishing to vote early in the March 1st presidential preference primary election. The Rome Civic Center, along with the Floyd County Elections office (located on the second floor of the County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue), will be open from 8 am until 5 pm every day this week. Polls will be open on election day from 7 am until 7 pm.

HAMLIN WINS DAYTONA 500

Written by Matt Davis on February 22, 2016. Posted in Sports

Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona Beach, Florida, allowing the racer to realize a lifelong dream. It marked his first victory at Daytona in ten tries. Martin Truex, Jr. was the runner up.

FOLLOW THE MODEL LADY BLUE DEVILS IN THE STATE PLAYOFFS ON 95.7 FM THE RIDGE!

Written by Matt Davis on February 22, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Here’s a heads up that high school basketball postseason action will return to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge this Friday night! The Model Lady Blue Devils have made it to the Elite Eight of the Class AA playoffs and will face Putnam County on the road at 6:30 pm that evening.

‘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.

ROME CITY, FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSIONS EACH TO HOLD MEETINGS THIS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on February 22, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening at City Hall (the City Auditorium) in downtown Rome. They’ll hold a caucus session at 5 pm in the Sam King Room, to be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm in the commissioners’ meeting room on the second floor of City Hall. Both are open to the public.

HAWKS TO HOST WARRIORS TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on February 22, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will host the Golden State Warriors in NBA action tonight at the Philips Arena. Tip off is set for 8 pm.

OVER $3 MILLION STOLEN FROM FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS

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

More than $3 million has been stolen from the Floyd County School system, according to a tally from police chief Bill Shiflett, who made the announcement on Thursday during the county’s Public Safety Committee meeting, according to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune.  The thefts took place over the course of a decade.  An investigation into the matter has resulted in the seizure of cash, firearms, vehicles and other items.  Multiple arrests are pending.  Former maintenance director Derry Richardson is among those targeted in the case.

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.

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