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ROME-FLOYD RECYCLING CENTER ENJOYING ITS RETURN TO IN-PERSON RECYCLING EVENTS

The Rome-Floyd Recycling Center has enjoyed a return to recycling events in person in 2021 after a one-year hiatus due to coronavirus. Michael Skeen, Public Works Director for Floyd County, asserts that the most recent event, at which electronics were gathered, drew about 100 residents. Both electronics and household hazardous waste will be collected at…read more »

THREE GENERATIONS OF GRADUATES CALL GHC HOME

(Georgia Highlands College media release): Dunny Blankenship’s mom graduated as a registered nurse in one of the first nursing classes at Georgia Highlands College (then Floyd Junior College). Dunny followed in his mom’s footsteps by attending the same college and graduating in 1982 with an associate degree in criminal justice. In 2020, his daughter Katherine…read more »

AAA OFFERS SAFETY TIPS AS TEMPERATURES RISE IN GEORGIA

(Media release from AAA, The Auto Club Group): With forecasts predicting temperatures in the 90’s for portions of the state, AAA is urging motorists to keep their children, pets and vehicles safe during what is expected to be some of the hottest weather so far this summer. “In just 10 minutes, a car can heat…read more »

ROME CITY SCHOOLS RELEASES AP NUMBERS

(Rome City Schools media release): Rome High School students received recognition for outstanding Advanced Placement (AP) scores this past week. Rome High School has 89 AP scholars total 53 – AP Scholars 22 – AP with distinction 14 – AP with honors The Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered at Rome High are certified through the…read more »

CORONAVIRUS, VACCINE UPDATE FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

A total of 2,443 new cases of coronavirus and 11 more virus-related fatalities were reported in Georgia on Wednesday afternoon by the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest update by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 926,707 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide since the beginning of this pandemic.…read more »

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