The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow. They’ll convene in a caucus session at noon, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Rome and Floyd County certainly enjoyed some nice spring-like weather over the weekend. Chances are, you might have gotten out and worked on your yard this past weekend. If you’ve got some trash you want to burn, there is good news is that the state’s burn ban remains lifted for just a little while longer. However, there are some safety precautions you should take where fire safety is concerned such as getting a burn permit, according to Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department. Those in Floyd County can do so by calling the Georgia Forestry Commission at (877) OK-2-BURN. Those in the City of Rome are advised to call the Rome Fire Department at (706) 236-4500.
Shorter University’s number one Hawks depart today for Kansas City, Missouri for the 2012 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. The tournament begins this Wednesday, March 14th and will conclude with the championship game next Tuesday, March 20th. The Hawks will make their first ever appearance in the tournament as the number one seed. Head coach Chad Warner told 95.7 FM The Ridge’s Jim Bojo and Matt Davis on Matt D and Mullins in the Mornin’ that the team maintains its focus after a season that left the Hawks with 31 wins and two losses and their first ever Southern States Athletic Conference tournament title. He says they are preparing for the next level of competition with their first round opponent for the NAIA tournament, Life University from Marietta.
Get ready to spring forward! The switch to Daylight Savings Time occurs this weekend. It will be time to “spring forward”, or move your clock ahead one hour. The time will change at 2 am on Sunday.
AMERICANS FEELING THE PAIN AT THE PUMP, US SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON SAYS KEYSTONE PIPELINE PROJECT COULD HAVE PROVIDED THE SOLUTION
Americans are feeling the pain at the pump as gas prices continue to soar across the nation. It’s made headlines quite a bit; Republican presidential candidates have tackled the matter in their campaigns and President Barack Obama, of course, has had to answer questions related to rising gas prices. US Senator Johnny Isakson has been a champion of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which was killed earlier this year by Obama. Isakson says that while there may be concerns about the project where the environment is concerned, the US has to find ways to be independent of foreign oil.
The body of a missing Floyd County man has been found. The body of 32-year-old Matthew Todd Beam was found on Watkins Gin Road by two men yesterday. Beam had been missing since February 24th. He was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday afternoon at 3:30 pm. The cause of death has yet to be determined. Beam’s body has been sent to the GBI crime lab in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 9-5 yesterday in Spring Training action in Dunedin, Florida. The Braves will take on the defending World Champion St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Florida today at 1:05 pm.
It’s been a busy week in the world of politics. Where that’s concerned, the main thing grabbing headlines, of course, has been Super Tuesday. US Senator Johnny Isakson says he believes that while Mitt Romney is gaining the lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, it’s not over yet at least where Rick Santorum is concerned.