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BILLY BOB THORNTON AMONG 2021 ROME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GUESTS

(Rome International Film Festival media release): In its 18th year, RIFF 2021 returns from the limits of a virtual year with a long list of quality films, a star-studded guest lineup, and after-parties that keep the proverbial red carpet rolling into the night. As the schedule of films settles into place, RIFF has announced marquee…read more »

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ANTICIPATED TO DISCUSS AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR PURCHASE OF FORMER NORTHWEST GEORGIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL PROPERTY

The Floyd County Board of Commissioners is anticipated this evening to consider an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Rome and Rome-Floyd County Development Authority for purchase of the former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property from the State of Georgia. Wright Bagby, Chairman, says that the purchase will be funded by SPLOST money earmarked for…read more »

FIFTY PERCENT OF GEORGIANS NOW VACCINATED AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS

(Media release from the Georgia Department of Public Health): As of Monday, 50% of all Georgians (5,154,793) are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The CDC considers individuals fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a 2-dose series (Moderna or Pfizer) and two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (J&J). More than 56% of Georgians have…read more »

WINGS OVER NORTH GEORGIA AIR SHOW TRAFFIC INFORMATION

(Floyd County media release): Due to roadway traffic from the Wings Over North Georgia Airshow, Jones Mill Road will be closed to thru traffic on the upcoming dates and times for safety reasons: Thursday, October 28, 2021 – CLOSED 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 29, 2021 – CLOSED 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.…read more »

FIFTEEN FLOYD COUNTY SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS MOVE FORWARD IN GOVERNOR’S HONORS SELECTION PROCESS

(Media release from the Floyd County Schools): Dedicated students competed recently for the opportunity to go to school during the summer. 15 of Floyd County Schools (FCS) top students were selected to advance in the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) selection process! GHP is a four-week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically…read more »

Local Sports

ATLANTA HAWKS TOP DETROIT PISTONS AT STATE FARM ARENA

The Atlanta Hawks improved to 2-1 on the 2021-2022 regular season with a 122-104 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night at State Farm Arena. Trae Young led the charge with a game-high 32 points. John Collins chipped in 22 points. The Hawks will be down in New Orleans to face the Pelicans on…read more »

THE ATLANTA BRAVES ARE WORLD SERIES BOUND!!

The Atlanta Braves are World Series-bound for the first time since 1999! The Braves punched their ticket to the Fall Classic by taking the National League Championship Series 4-2 over the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 4-2 victory in Game Six on Saturday night at Truist Park in Atlanta. Eddie Rosario led the charge offensively…read more »

ATLANTA HAWKS TO HOST DETROIT PISTONS TONIGHT

The Atlanta Hawks will play host to the Detroit Pistons in NBA action this evening. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm at the State Farm Arena. The game will be televised on Bally Sports Southeast. The Hawks fell to an even 1-1 on the 2021-22 regular season with a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers…read more »

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