The Floyd County Tax Commissioner’s Office will hold a public information meeting next Monday, February 11th at 5:30 pm in the upstairs room of the Historic Court House on Fifth Avenue in downtown Rome. The purpose of the meeting is to go over the new title tax law changes that will take effect on March 1st. Those seeking more information can contact Floyd County Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College basketball will return to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge and this Thursday night as Shorter University’s Hawks and Lady Hawks host Gulf South Conference rival West Florida. Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men. The games will also air online at www.theridge957.com.
The Atlanta Hawks will head to Indianapolis to take on the Indiana Pacers in NBA action tonight. It will be the first time the Hawks have been to Indy this season. The Hawks have already faced the Pacers twice in Atlanta this season and won both times. Tonight will be a challenge for the Hawks, however, as the Pacers are 19-3 at home and haven’t lost a home match since December 7th against the Denver Nuggets. The Hawks will go head to head with the Pacers tonight at 7 pm. The game will be televised on Sport South.
Clean up efforts continue in Northwest Georgia communities affected by tornadoes that hit this region last Wednesday. US Congressman Tom Graves took a tour of affected areas in Gordon County last Thursday. He says that a number of disaster relief organizations are coming to the rescue of storm victims. Sonoraville High School has served as a hub for relief efforts. Organizations such as the American Red Cross have come to the rescue of those in Gordon County and in Adairsville that were affected by the storms.
And this year’s Super Bowl champs, the Baltimore Ravens, will be honored with a parade this morning in Baltimore. The parade will culminate with a celebration at M&T Stadium.
College baseball is on tap for today as Berry College’s Vikings host LaGrange in a single game at Berry’s William R. Bowdoin Field. First pitch is set for 5 pm.
This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia. The severe weather that hit this area last week serves as a reminder to be prepared for weather-related emergencies, according to Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department. Carpenter says that many people are confused about the differences between storm warnings and watches. He says that a watch indicates that the potential exists for severe weather. A warning means that the severe weather is already happening or about to happen.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced that the Georgia Department of Labor will provide assistance to workers who are out of a job due to the tornado that struck Adairsville last Wednesday.