Local News

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF ROME-FLOYD COUNTY SEEKS NEW MENTORS AND VOLUNTEERS AS 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR APPROACHES

The first day of the 2024-2025 school year is approaching, and Communities in Schools of Rome-Floyd County is preparing for it by seeking new mentors and volunteers. Gregory Wooten, Executive Director, urges those who want to have a positive impact on local students to visit Communities In Schools of Rome-Floyd County (cisrome-floyd.org) for pending updates…read more »

GA DOT: GOV KEMP, STATE LEGISLATURE GRANT ADDITIONAL $1.5B INVESTMENT FOR STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMS

(Media release from the Georgia Department of Transportation): The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) on Thursday provided details on forthcoming transportation programs and projects receiving funding as a result of a $1.5 billion investment from Gov. Brian P. Kemp’s amended FY 24 budget recommendation, recently approved by the Georgia General Assembly.Georgia continues to benefit from…read more »

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO HOLD SPECIAL CALLED MEETING ON JULY 30 TO ADOPT FULL 2024 MILLAGE RATE RESOLUTION

(Announcement from Floyd County, GA): The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. in the Community Room, Suite 206 of the Floyd County Administration building, 12 East 4th Avenue, Rome. The purpose of the special called meeting is to adopt the full 2024 millage rate resolution.…read more »

STUDENTS SEEK HEALTH CARE CAREERS THROUGH RISE TO SUCCESS

(Media release from Atrium Health Floyd): With the support of Atrium Health Floyd, 17 area high school graduates from northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama will seek degrees in health care through the Rise to Success program. Atrium Health Floyd will pay their tuition, books and fees while the students earn a degree. The students will…read more »

GNTC HONORS ELECTRICAL LINEWORKER PROGRAM GRADUATES FOR SUMMER 2024

(Media release from Georgia Northwestern Technical College): Ten students graduated on Wednesday, July 17, from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Electrical Lineworker program during a ceremony at GNTC’s Polk County Campus in Rockmart. The students experienced a vigorous, 10-week training program that included donated equipment such as trucks, poles and climbing equipment, as well as…read more »

Local Sports

ATLANTA BRAVES TO HOST ST. LOUIS CARDINALS THIS WEEKEND, LISTEN ON WLAQ

The MLB All Star break is over, and the Atlanta Braves will return to action tonight on their home field at Truist Park with the opener of a three-game set versus the St. Louis Cardinals. The first pitch is slated for 7:20 pm. Listen to play-by-play coverage from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network locally on…read more »

ATRIUM HEALTH FLOYD ATHLETIC TRAINERS GET STUDENTS READY FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

ATRIUM HEALTH FLOYD ATHLETIC TRAINERS GET STUDENTS READY FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

(Media release from Atrium Health Floyd): Area high school students received guidance Monday from Atrium Health Floyd’s certified athletic trainers, preparing them to help care for local athletes during the upcoming school year. The athletic trainer students will help Floyd’s ATCs provide care for athletes at various schools. “Our high school student athletic trainers do…read more »

ROME EMPERORS BLANKED BY GREENVILLE DRIVE BEFORE ALL-STAR BREAK

ROME EMPERORS BLANKED BY GREENVILLE DRIVE BEFORE ALL-STAR BREAK

Final score: Greenville 2, Rome 0 (Media release from the Rome Emperors): The Emperors mustered just five hits off the Greenville Drive Sunday afternoon and were shutout for just the seventh time in 2024. Cory Wall, after working a 1-2-3 first inning, let up a leadoff single from Greenville’s Ronald Rosario to begin the second.…read more »

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