Now that the holidays are over, are you looking for a good place at which to dispose of your Christmas tree? Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful invites you to Bring One for the Chipper! The annual Christmas tree recycling event is set for Saturday, January 4th from 10 am until 2 pm in the parking lot of Home Depot on Hicks Drive.
Though we are not experiencing the extreme wintry conditions that are currently covering a large portion of the nation, residents of the Greater Rome area are waking up to a deep freeze on this Friday morning. A slight chance of flurries has been predicted by the National Weather Service from 8 am until 11 am this morning. Otherwise, today will be sunny with highs only reaching the mid 30s. Tonight’s low will be back in the low 20s, and we’ll have mostly clear skies. Rain is back in the forecast for Sunday and could mix with snow during the overnight hours and into Monday morning.
The second annual Polar Plunge was held on New Year’s Day in Cave Spring. Over 50 people plunged into the chilly waters of the lake at Rolator Park in an effort to raise funds for the restoration of the Vann Cherokee Cabin recently discovered in downtown Cave Spring.
And who was the first baby born in Rome and Floyd County for 2014? The honor goes to Elizabeth Betanzos, daughter of Leidy deLeon-PiedraSanta and Elvis Betanzos. She was born at Floyd Medical Center on New Year’s Day at 4:04 am. She weighed seven pounds and 12.5 ounces.
The 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly is drawing near. It will be the second year under the Gold Dome for State Senator Chuck Hufstetler, who serves the state’s 52nd district. Hufstetler says that local legislators are back to reporting their campaign finances locally due to legislation passed during the last session of the General Assembly.
The Georgia State Patrol has reported that five fatalities resulted from traffic crashes across the state during the New Year’s holiday travel period. The 30-hour holiday period got underway at 6 pm on New Year’s Eve and ended last night at midnight. Traffic deaths were reported by the GSP post in Cartersville, the Waycross Police, the Marietta Police and the Cobb County Police Department (who reported two fatalities). State troopers investigated some 137 traffic crashes that resulted in 52 injuries.
A new year is here, and that means that a new session of the Georgia General Assembly is just around the corner. Lawmakers will convene at the State Capitol in Atlanta for the first time in 2014 on Monday, January 13th.
No. 23 Georgia fell to Nebraska 24-19 in the rain-soaked Gator Bowl yesterday afternoon down in Jacksonville, Florida. The Bulldogs scored just one touchdown in a game that was laden with missed opportunities; that lone touchdown came in the fourth quarter. The rest of their points resulted from four field goals.