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AAA: 98.6 MILLIONS EXPECTED TO TRAVEL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, THE HIGHEST HOLIDAY TRAVEL VOLUME SINCE 2001

Written by Matt Davis on December 19, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

While many people may get a head start on their holiday travel this weekend, AAA, The Auto Club Group, defines the year-end holiday travel period as this coming Tuesday, December 23rd thru Sunday, January 4th, 2015. During that time, some 98.6 million Americans are projected to journey 50 miles or more from home for an increase of four percent from the 94.8 million people that traveled last year.

GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2015 GOAL NOMINEES

Written by Matt Davis on December 19, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Eighteen Georgia Northwestern Technical College students have been nominated for the 2015 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Dione Waddington, coordinator of the program for GNTC.

FCPD MAKES ARREST IN CONNECTION WITH DOLLAR GENERAL ROBBERY

Written by Matt Davis on December 19, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the November 30th robbery of the Dollar General on Kingston Highway. According to an FCPD media release, 28-year-old Terry Cleo Tibbitts of Rome has been arrested and charged with robbery, burglary and two counts of simple assault. The investigation into the matter is ongoing; investigators are still trying to identify the second suspect in the case. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Floyd County Police Department at (706) 235-7766 or Investigator Mary Catherine Parris at (706) 314-1861.

TOYS FOR TOTS DISTRIBUTION SET FOR SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on December 19, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Toy distribution for the 2014 Toys for Tots campaign is slated for tomorrow, Saturday, December 20th, from 7 am until noon at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome. Some 2,500 kids are expected to be served this year. The Toys for Tots program provides toys for less fortunate children in the community.

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: UNEMPLOYMENT DROPS IN NOVEMBER

Written by Matt Davis on December 18, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 7.2 percent in November, a significant drop from the previously released preliminary rate of 7.7 percent in October, which has been revised to 7.6 percent. The rate in November 2013 was also 7.6 percent.

FLOYD, POLK MEDICAL CENTERS TO HOLD EBOLA DRILL

Written by Matt Davis on December 18, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd Medical Center has announced plans to test it’s readiness to care for a potential Ebola patient by conducting a wide-ranging drill starting early Friday morning.

BOOK SIGNING TO HIGHLIGHT WORK ABOUT BERRY COLLEGE EAGLES

Written by Matt Davis on December 18, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Are you fascinated by the Berry College eagles? Then you’ll want to set your calendar for Monday, December 22nd. That’s the date of a public book signing at the Last Stop Gift Shop in Rome to feature local author and photographer Gena Flanigen, who will sign copies of her new book entitled “Majestic: The Bald Eagles of Berry College”.

HARBIN CLINIC ADVISES PUBLIC OF LONGER IMMEDIATE CARE WAIT TIMES DUE TO FLU OUTBREAK

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The flu outbreak in the area has led to a high volume of patients at Harbin Clinic Immediate Care, leading to longer wait times and the potential to reach maximum capacity. The following release is courtesy of the Harbin Clinic -
MEDIA ALERT: Harbin Clinic Immediate Care anticipates extreme wait times tonight due to high incidence of flu. While our goal is always to accommodate everyone, please be advised that reaching maximum capacity may prevent us from taking additional patients this evening. For your convenience, we encourage you to visit www.harbinclinic.com or call 706.238.8073 for the most up-to-date information before you come to the Clinic. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1 immediately or go to the nearest emergency department. Thank you for your patience.

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