Local News

FLOYD EMA: DETOUR SCHEDULED TO BEGIN MONDAY

(Media release from Floyd County Emergency Management Agency): Road construction will cause traffic delays for motorists traveling out of Rome on Turner McCall beginning Monday. The Darlington Drive exit has been identified as the primary detour, but public safety is encouraging the community to utilize other options as well. The bridge for the southbound Cartersville…read more »

DR. LASHONDA FLANDERS NAMED DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR ROME CITY SCHOOLS

(Media release from Rome, GA City Schools): Rome City Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. LaShonda Flanders as Director of Special Education for Rome City Schools. Dr. Flanders is an innovative and dedicated educational leader with more than two decades of experience in a variety of educational roles. Dr. Flanders most recently…read more »

GHC EXPANDS BIMM DEGREE PROGRAM THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

(Media release from Georgia Highlands College): Georgia Highlands College (GHC) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) have entered into a new agreement, where participating students will earn dual bachelor of science (BS) degrees in in Building Information Modeling Management (BIMM) from GHC and Construction Science and Management from Georgia Tech in as little as four…read more »

GNTC’S ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM ATTRACTS STUDENTS

(Media release from Georgia Northwestern Technical College): At Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) recent Open House for its Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program, prospective students toured the facilities, met instructors and learned about program entry requirements, course scheduling and admissions testing. The ASN program is housed at GNTC’s Walker County Campus in Rock…read more »

ATRIUM HEALTH FLOYD OFFERS FREE ONLINE STROKE RISK ASSESSMENT

(Media release from Atrium Health Floyd): A new online assessment can tell you what your stroke risk is and what you can do to improve your chance of not having one. On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 second and stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death. But most strokes are…read more »

Local Sports

ATLANTA BRAVES BEGIN SET IN BALTIMORE WITH SHUTOUT LOSS TO ORIOLES

The Atlanta Braves were blanked by the Baltimore Orioles by 4-0 on Tuesday evening in the opener of a three-game set in Baltimore, MD. It was the fourth straight loss for the Braves, who were shutout for the second time in the past week. The Orioles have now won five in a row. Baltimore got…read more »

ROME EMPERORS OPEN SERIES IN BOWLING GREEN, KY WITH LOSS TO HOT RODS

The Rome Emperors fell to the Bowling Green Hot Rods by 4-2 on Tuesday night in the opener of a six-game set at Bowling Green, KY. The teams will meet again this afternoon at 1:05 pm Eastern. The Emperors will continue the series in Bowling Green through this Sunday. They will have a day off…read more »

AHS SENIOR KILEIGH BARCOMB SELECTED TO SERVE ON GHSA STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

AHS SENIOR KILEIGH BARCOMB SELECTED TO SERVE ON GHSA STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

(Media release from Floyd County, GA Schools): Armuchee High senior Kileigh Barcomb has been selected to serve on the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Student Advisory Council for the second consecutive year.  Barcomb, who was recently recognized as the Positive Athlete regional winner in cheer and gymnastics, plays a crucial role in her athletic and…read more »

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