The Berry College women’s basketball team has been ranked in the first set of regional rankings released by the NCAA. The Vikings are rated ninth of nine teams in the South region, according to a Berry sports release.
Zac Mitchell, an eighth-grade student at Coosa Middle School, is this year’s Spelling Bee champion for the Floyd County Schools.
The Atlanta Hawks were edged by the Boston Celtics 89-88 on Wednesday night in Boston in the Hawks’ final game before the NBA All Star break.
John Reid has been named the new head football coach at Rome High School. The hiring of Reid was unanimously approved by the Rome City School Board on Tuesday night. He replaces Franco Perkins, who was fired in January. Reid most recently served as head coach at Tift County.
Floyd County Sheriff Tim Burkhalter has announced intentions to file suit against the County Commission in an attempt to get long needed funding for additional personnel and equipment.
US Representative Tom Graves has voted in support of a bill passed by Congress to construct the Keystone XL pipeline. The Senate-passed legislation, entitled the Keystone XL Approval Act, passed the House on Wednesday by a vote of 270-152. President Barack Obama has pledged to veto the bill, which would reportedly bring millions of barrels of oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast.
The Floyd County Commission has approved an intergovernmental recreation agreement with the City of Rome recommended last week by the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority Task Force.
One of two Rome women who were reported missing last week has been found. Brandy Renee Maynor, age 34, was last seen by her family on January 30th. She returned home over the weekend. The search is still on for 25-year-old Ashley Nycole Jones, who was reported missing on Friday after her disappearance early Thursday morning. She was last seen around 4:30 am on Thursday morning walking from Canard Road toward Kingston Highway. She was reportedly barefoot and bleeding after stepping on broken glass. Jones is described as approximately five feet, 10 inches tall and weighing approximately 135 pounds. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a green t-shirt. Anyone with any information as to her whereabouts is asked to call the Floyd County Police at (706) 235-7766.