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ARMUCHEE HIGH, MODEL HIGH ACADEMIC DECATHLON TEAMS HAVE HUGE SUCCESS AT STATE COMPETITION; BOTH WILL COMPETE AT THE NATIONALS COMPETITION IN APRIL

ARMUCHEE HIGH, MODEL HIGH ACADEMIC DECATHLON TEAMS HAVE HUGE SUCCESS AT STATE COMPETITION; BOTH WILL COMPETE AT THE NATIONALS COMPETITION IN APRIL

(Media release from Floyd County Schools, GA): The Armuchee High and Model High Academic Decathlon teams competed at the State competition on Saturday and had great success, as both teams will move on to compete in the National competition in April. Armuchee High School was named the Page Academic Decathlon Division II State Runner-Up and…read more »

GNTC STUDENTS EXCEL AT SKILLSUSA GEORGIA COMPETITION

GNTC STUDENTS EXCEL AT SKILLSUSA GEORGIA COMPETITION

(Media release from Georgia Northwestern Technical College): Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students excelled at the 2024 SkillsUSA Georgia State Leadership and Skills Conference, Feb. 22-24, in Atlanta. GNTC competed in 21 categories and took home eight gold medals, two silver medals and five bronze medals. State gold medal winners will represent GNTC and the…read more »

GHC ART INSTRUCTOR COMPLETES MURAL AT EUHARLEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

GHC ART INSTRUCTOR COMPLETES MURAL AT EUHARLEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

(Media release from Georgia Highlands College): Georgia Highlands College (GHC) Art Instructor Dorothy Reavis recently finished another large-scale mural in Bartow County, brightening up the library at Euharlee Elementary School (EES).  Building a reputation in the region for her works, such as the “Imagination Grows Wild” mural at the Cartersville Public Library, Reavis was contacted by EES…read more »

AAA: GEORGIA GAS PRICE AVERAGE TAKES A DOWNTURN

AAA: GEORGIA GAS PRICE AVERAGE TAKES A DOWNTURN

(Media release from AAA – The Auto Club Group): Georgia gas price average finally takes a turn at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are paying an average price of $3.13 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday’s state average is 3 cents less than a week ago, 12 cents more than a month ago, and 3…read more »

ADVANCE VOTING CONTINUES IN GEORGIA’S PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY

ADVANCE VOTING CONTINUES IN GEORGIA’S PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY

Advance in person voting will continue over the next couple of weeks in Georgia’s Presidential Preference Primary set for March 12th. Floyd County voters may cast an early ballot on weekdays between the hours of 7:30 am to 5:30 pm through Friday, March 8th at one of three locations – Early voting will be offered…read more »

GBI INVESTIGATES OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN ROME, GA

GBI INVESTIGATES OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN ROME, GA

(Media release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation): At the request of the Rome Police Department, GBI agents are investigating an officer involved shooting in Rome, Georgia. Kelvin Gerard Jackson, age 34, of Augusta, GA, died in the incident. No officers were injured.  The preliminary information indicates on Friday, February 23, 2024, at about 11:10 a.m.,…read more »

FLOYD EMA URGES LOCALS TO PARTICIPATE IN SKYWARN BASIC STORM SPOTTER TRAINING

FLOYD EMA URGES LOCALS TO PARTICIPATE IN SKYWARN BASIC STORM SPOTTER TRAINING

The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Rome and Floyd County residents to participate in the Spring 2024 Skywarn Basic Storm Spotter Training that will be offered virtually by the National Weather Service, starting on Monday. Tim Herrington, Floyd EMA Director, says that participants may download a certificate upon completion of the training. The…read more »