Floyd Medical Center honored employees for their service at their annual Celebration of Service yesterday. The event honors employees celebrating milestone anniversaries, those with distinguished professional achievements and members of teams and departments that achieved outstanding results in the previous year, according to an FMC media release.
Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams split a pair of Gulf South Conference matches at West Alabama last night. The Lady Hawks lost by a final score of 60-46, falling to 11-7 overall this season and 6-4 in the GSC. That was followed by a Hawks victory of 73-68. Dedric Ware contributed 23 points in last night’s win, which improved the Hawks’ record to 13-5 overall and 7-3 in conference play. More Gulf South Conference action is on tap for Shorter’s basketball teams on Saturday as they play host to West Georgia. The women will play at 2 pm, followed by the men at 4 pm at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre. Coverage will be provided on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
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.
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.
Recovery efforts continue following the storms that hit Northwest Georgia communities such as Adairsville and Calhoun on Wednesday. US Representative Tom Graves of Ranger, Georgia is scheduled to give an update on recovery efforts in Gordon County on this morning’s edition of Good Morning Rome on Talk Radio WLAQ AM 1410 at 8:45 am.
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.
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.
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.