Floyd County Government and Keep Rome/Floyd Beautiful invites residents of the Armuchee to community to rid themselves of unwanted items at the Free Residential Dump Day on Saturday, December 14th. The event will be held from 9 am until 2 pm at the old park location on Jones Mill Road in Armuchee.
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of November totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of nearly $49 million, or 3.6 percent, compared to the month-ended November 2012. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $7.34 billion. That marks an increase of $378 million, or 5.4 percent, compared to the same point last year.
The Georgia Highlands College men’s basketball team fell to conference leading South Georgia Tech 79-74 last night at home. The Chargers will hit the road to take on Wallace State this Saturday afternoon at 1 pm.
A couple of churches in downtown Rome will be feeding the hungry this holiday season. First Presbyterian Church will distribute some 650 food boxes next Monday, according to member Dr. Dan Pate, who adds that First Methodist Church will also be distributing food to the needy.
State Representative Christian Coomer of Cassville has announced that he will seek reelection to the State House of Representatives. Coomer represents District 14, which spans an area from Cartersville to Rome and includes about half of Bartow County and portions of eastern and southern Floyd County. He was first elected to the House in 2010. Coomer serves as the Senior Administration Floor Leader to Governor Nathan Deal, who tapped Coomer for the job in 2012.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-92 in NBA action last night at the Philips Arena. Paul Millsap led the Hawks in scoring with 23 points. Shelvin Mack added 17 points off the bench, while Jeff Teague also contributed 17. Kyle Korver extended his streak of consecutive games with a three-pointer to 91. Last weekend, Korver broke the NBA record previously held by Dana Barros.
Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock will soon turn the page on a new chapter in his life. Hancock is leaving his current post to take a job as Safety and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Paulding County Hospital, a Well Star owned facility. His last day with Floyd EMA is December 20th; he will begin his new job on December 30th.
Both Shorter University and Berry College will hold fall commencement ceremonies this weekend.