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SUPER BOWL SUNDAY: A FAMILY AFFAIR

Written by Matt Davis on January 31, 2013. Posted in Sports

The NFL’s biggest game of the year, Super Bowl 47, is coming up this Sunday night in New Orleans.  The San Francisco 49ers will represent the NFC and the Baltimore Ravens will represent the AFC at 6:30 pm at the Louisiana Superdome.

RIBBON CUTTING/DEDICATION HELD FOR EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

Written by Matt Davis on January 30, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The City of Rome and Floyd County held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony yesterday for the new Rome/Floyd County Fire Department Administration and Fire Prevention Office and Emergency Management Office and Operations Center at 411 East 12th Street in Rome.

ROME RESALE IS LOOKING FOR YOUR DONATIONS!

Written by Matt Davis on January 30, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Got some old stuff that you’d like to get rid of?  Rome ReSale wants those gently used items.  They’ll sell them and give the money to local charities, according to Mark Lamade, chair of the store’s Board of Directors.  He says that Rome ReSale is about to make a big move next door to their current location on North Fifth Avenue in downtown Rome.  He enthuses that there’s three times the space in their new location.

NASTY WEATHER HEADED OUR WAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 29, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Some nasty weather is headed our way in Rome and Northwest Georgia.

ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY DODGES WEATHER BULLET (FOR THE MOST PART), OTHER COMMUNITIES NOT SO FORTUNATE

Written by Matt Davis on January 30, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Though it appears that Rome and Floyd County dodged a bullet where the weather was concerned yesterday, other communities in Northwest Georgia were not as fortunate.  A tornado ravaged Adairsville along Highway 140 and I-75 yesterday, leading to one fatality and several injuries.  An estimated 100 cars were picked up by the tornado and strewn along I-75 near Exit 306 at Highway 140.

COMMUNITY AND SCHOOLS SAFETY SUMMIT SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on January 30, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

A Community and Schools Safety Summit will be held tonight at 7 pm in the Model High School auditorium.  According to a release from the Floyd County School System, the summit will feature law enforcement experts, school personnel, safety officials from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and a local child development agent. The group will discuss recent tragedies in communities across our country (such as the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting) and how those events impact law enforcement, schools, parents and children.

SHORTER HOOPS ON AIR TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on January 30, 2013. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will hit the road for Demopolis, Alabama to face West Alabama in Gulf South Conference action tonight.  Tip off is set for 6:30 pm for the women and 8:30 pm for the men.  The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.

EXCHANGE CLUB FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER TO HOST A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

Written by Matt Davis on January 29, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early this year at the 13th annual A Night at the Movies to be hosted by the Exchange Club Family Resource Center on Tuesday, February 12th.  The event will get underway at 6 pm with hors d’oeuvres provided by Rome area restaurants, drinks and the chance to see one of six blockbuster movies currently being shown.

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