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CLOSINGS AND DELAYS: UPDATED 5:36 PM

Written by Matt Davis on January 16, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

RFPRA ACTIVITIES CANCELLED FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 17

The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority has cancelled several activities planned for the evening of January 17, 2013.

All basketball games have been cancelled. Games will be rescheduled and announced at a later date.

Gymnastics classes starting at 5:30 or later have been cancelled and will be made up at a later date.

The Rome-Floyd Tennis Center and all recreation centers have been closed for the evening.

FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS – STATUS OF SCHOOL EVENTS

As a system, Floyd County Schools has not cancelled events scheduled for this afternoon.  We have been informed by local Emergency Management personnel that travel problems are not anticipated this afternoon or early evening.  All activities and practices will continue as planned except for some select events or programs altered by the organizers.  We have asked all coaches to end practices by 6:00 p.m. today.

Cancelled events include:

  • The Floyd County Association for Academic Excellence meeting at 6:00 p.m. The event was to include the Middle School Oratorical Contest,  The event will be reschedule for next Thursday January 24th at 6:00 pm at the central office building.
  • After-school tutoring for McKinney-Vento program students will not be held today.
  • The Pepperell Elementary School Spelling Bee planned for Friday morning has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 22, at 9:00 a.m.

The changes were made by the school or a sponsoring organization.  It is not an indication of a possible cancellation of school tomorrow.  We are in close contact with Emergency personnel in the area and will be monitoring weather conditions throughout the evening and early into Friday.  You can monitor the school system on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest updates on school information.  Visit our homepage to get quick links to Facebook and Twitter.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES CLOSING

All Shorter University campuses will be closing at 4 p.m. today (Thursday, Jan. 17) due to inclement weather.

Evening classes and activities are canceled at all campuses.

TRION CITY SCHOOLS DELAY OPENING TOMORROW

Trion City Schools will open two hours later than usual on Friday.

EXCHANGE CLUB OF ROME POSTPONES ORIENTATION MEETING

Because of the threat of inclement weather and adverse driving conditions, the Exchange Club of Rome has postponed the new member orientation meeting originally scheduled for this evening until a later date.

COALITION FOR THE RIGHT ROAD MEETING CANCELLED

The meeting to discuss the proposed Hwy 411 Connector scheduled to take place at the Church at Liberty Square in Cartersville has been cancelled.

CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM POSTPONED

ROME, GA. — The Civil War Symposium scheduled for tonight at the Rome – Floyd County Library has been postponed due to the risk of inclement weather throughout Rome and Floyd County.

Kenneth Studdard, a local historian of Rome, Ga., will now present his symposium on Thursday, January 24 in the Coosa Room of the library at 6:30pm. His lecture is titled “Of Valor and Suffering: A Narrative of Rome in ‘The War.’”

The series is sponsored by the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau and hosted by the Rome – Floyd County Library.

To learn more about Civil War history across Rome and Floyd County, visit www.TheCivilWarInRome.org or call 706.295.5576.

GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE:     

All Georgia Northwestern Technical College campuses will close today at 2:00 p.m.  All evening classes have been canceled.

No decisions regarding Friday have been made at this time.

ROME AREA HISTORY MUSEUM:

Due to snowy and icy weather conditions, the Rome Area History Museum will close at 2:00 P.M. today and reopen tomorrow at Noon.

Also, the Rodoph Shalom synagogue tour and talk with Lyons Heyman that was scheduled for 6:00 P.M. this evening has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the last week of February.

DARLINGTON SCHOOL CANCELLATIONS:  
Due to the potential for inclement weather this afternoon, all Darlington after-school meetings and activities have been cancelled. This includes academic, athletic and fine arts activities for all divisions; Upper School club and planning time; as well as PK-8 Extended Day and Power Hour. The early buses will run, but the late buses will not. This means that Upper School students who take the bus home should be prepared to depart campus at 3:30 p.m.
Currently, there are no plans to interrupt the academic day. Administrators are watching the weather very carefully and we will let you know in advance if there are any further disruptions to our schedule.
Please be reminded of our Inclement Weather Policy, which appears in the Student Handbook. In case of inclement weather, Darlington School will make an independent decision on opening or late arrival, and this information will be posted on the school website by 6 a.m. Rome’s local radio stations and the Rome News-Tribune will also be notified by 6 a.m. and asked to make announcements.

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