Category Archives: Local News

ROME CHRISTMAS PARADE JOYFULLY USHERS IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON FOR LOCALS

The 2022 Rome Christmas Parade joyfully ushered in the holiday season for locals as it traversed Broad Street on Thursday night. This year’s theme was “The Joys of Christmas”. Mary Hardin Thornton was the Grand Marshal for the parade, which ended with an appearance by Santa Claus. According to the parade committee, here are this…read more »

GOVERNOR KEMP AND TCSG ANNOUNCES NEW COLLEGE AND CAREER ACADEMIES

(Media release from the Office of Governor Brian Kemp): Governor Brian P. Kemp on Thursday announced that the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) approved grants totaling $6 million in bond funds to establish two new College and Career Academies. TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier will award two partnerships with grant funds…read more »

GA SOS URGES BUSINESS OWNERS TO AVOID THIRD-PARTY SOLICITATIONS FOR CORPORATE ANNUAL REGISTRATIONS

(Media release from the Office of Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger): Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is once again reminding Georgia business owners to protect their businesses from rip-off solicitations. Out-of-state entities are targeting Georgia business owners with mailers regarding their annual registration that make responses look required and do not include required disclaimers.…read more »

AAA RELEASES SAFETY TIPS FOR TRANSPORTING CHRISTMAS TREES

(Media release from AAA – The Auto Club Group): If you plan to purchase a real Christmas tree this holiday season, AAA urges you to have a plan to get it home safely. “Nothing will make you say, ‘bah humbug’ faster than losing the tree you just bought on the drive home,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman,…read more »

WINTER IS AN IDEAL TIME FOR OPTIMAL VIEWS AT GEORGIA STATE PARKS AND HISTORIC SITES

Winter is an ideal time for optimal views at Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, indicates Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator. She adds that along with open views, visitors may find it easier to make reservations; those parks were overwhelmed with leaf-peepers throughout the Fall. Hatcher encourages the public to visit www.gastateparks.org for information about…read more »

FLOYD COUNTY IS A LITTLE CLOSER TO AVERAGE YEARLY RAINFALL FOLLOWING TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY’S SHOWERS, CHILLY TEMPS EXPECTED FOR ROME CHRISTMAS PARADE TONIGHT

The showers and thunderstorms that moved through our area Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning dumped 3.25 inches of rain at Rome’s Russell Regional Airport, according to the National Weather Service.Keith Mickler, UGA Extension agent for Floyd County, says that amount of rain brought this area a little closer to its average yearly rainfall. Partly…read more »

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS ON DECEMBER 3RD AND 4TH IN DOWNTOWN SUMMERVILLE TO HIGHLIGHT A $500 GIVEAWAY

(Media release from City of Summerville Main Street): Journey into the past as our turn-of-the-century downtown ushers you into the spirit of Christmas long ago. The public is invited to stroll Downtown Summerville and be entertained by performers, carolers, and musicians. Shop, dine, enjoy children’s activities and welcome the holiday season in while participating in the…read more »