The Floyd County Health Department is slated to conduct a Pre-K Health Roundup from Monday, February 2nd thru Friday, February 6th. The Roundup will be held at the Health Department, located at 16 East 12th Street in Rome. According to a release from the organization, required hearing, vision and dental examinations will be provided, along with required immunizations for children entering Pre-K and kindergarten next fall.
When the Atlanta Braves take the field for the 2015 season, will their roster feature many familiar faces? Some fans have been asking that question in light of the recent offseason trades of Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Evan Gattis. Manager Fredi Gonzalez assures that Braves fans will see the return of some of their favorite players in 2015, like first baseman Freddie Freeman and star closer Craig Kimbrel. He adds that the Braves have added some new talent with the goal of producing a championship-caliber team.
The average price for gasoline in Georgia fell below $2 a gallon last week for the first time since May 2009, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the Peach State became the 29th state to dip below the $2 on Friday.
The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency is warning the public about the potential for black ice to start the work week, particularly during the overnight and early morning hours. The latest forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a 20 percent chance of rain and snow before 10 am, to be followed by a slight chance of rain until 1 pm. Otherwise, skies will be mostly cloudy with daytime highs around 44. A Wind Advisory is slated to take effect at 9 am, which will remain in place through 8 pm tonight. Overnight lows will dip below freezing at 29 degrees.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 4 pm, to be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Both are open to the public. Commissioners are slated to adopt the county’s 2015 budget at tonight’s meeting.
Police continue their investigation into the Friday homicide that left two dead at their home on Terhune Road. The shooting incident resulted in the deaths of James Steven Reeves, age 69, and his wife, Myra Wilson Reeves, age 70. The pair was pronounced dead on the scene on Friday afternoon. Details about the investigation are being kept mostly under wraps.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative will hold their annual membership meeting on Tuesday, January 27th at 6 pm at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. The event will feature a review of 2014, a look ahead into 2015, election of board officers and recognition of CRBI supporters and volunteers. There will also be a screening of the film “DamNation”, according to Executive Director David Tucker. The award-winning documentary, sponsored by Patagonia, explores the environmental impact of dams.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session tonight. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Both are open to the public.