Category Archives: Local News

FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS’ CLASS OF ’20 OUTSCORES NATIONAL, STATE SAT AVERAGES

Floyd County Schools’ Class of ’20 outscored the state and national averages on the SAT, based on results released by the College Board, this according to an FCS media release. The students earned an average total score of 1,069 on this curriculum-based college entrance and placement exam, which exceeds the national average by 39 points…read more »

HARBIN CLINIC HONORS ITS EMPLOYEES WITH SERIES OF SPECIAL EVENTS

The Harbin Clinic held an event on Monday afternoon to honor employees at their main location, 1825 Martha Berry Boulevard. Attendees were treated to pops from Frios, along with music and fellowship. Dr. Edward McBride, Chief Medical Officer, indicates that amid this era of COVID-19, several employee recognition events are being held during a ten-week…read more »

OVER 306,000 GEORGIANS HAVE (OR HAVE HAD) CORONAVIRUS

Over 306,000 people in Georgia have (or have had) the coronavirus, per the state Department of Public Health, which reported 1,145 new cases and just three virus-related deaths on Sunday. According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 306,155 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state. A…read more »

AAA: GEORGIA’S GAS PRICES DROPPED IN THE PAST WEEK

Georgia’s gas prices decreased during the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide are now paying an average of $1.99 a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline; that’s three cents less last week, one cent more than last month, and 60 cents less than this time last year. Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman for…read more »

ROME-FLOYD ECO CENTER MAY NOT BE HOSTING FIELD TRIPS, BUT HAPPY TO CREATE PROGRAMS FOR LOCAL EDUCATORS

Although the Rome-Floyd ECO Center is not currently hosting field trips, it is fully prepared to support educators with hands-on learning experiences for their students. Sarah Grimes, Environmental Educator, says that virtual learning options are available. The ECO Center is even willing to take some of its critters to local schools (provided that those schools…read more »

NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN GEORGIA HAS PASSED 300,000

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Georgia has passed 300,000, per the state’s Department of Public Health, which reported 1,901 new cases and 56 virus-related deaths on Thursday. According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 300,903 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state. A total…read more »

GEORGIA OUTPERFORMED THE NATION IN UNEMPLOYMENT FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST

The Georgia Department of Labor announced on Thursday that for the month of August, the state outperformed the nation in unemployment. Georgia’s unemployment rate stood at 5.6 percent last month, and the nation’s rate came in at 8.4 percent. The state additionally recorded a decrease of two percentage points since July, as well as a…read more »