A Lindale man was killed while walking across tracks in front of an oncoming train yesterday. According to police, the 29-year-old and another person were crossing the tracks along Maple Road where it changes into Park Avenue. One of them made it across. The 29-year-old, whose identity has not been released, did not and was hit by a train. An investigation into the incident is underway.
Need help with your taxes? Starting today, trained AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will provide free help and electronic filing to low to middle income taxpayers at the Senior Adult Center at 1325 Kingston Road in Rome on Wednesdays from 1 pm until 4 pm thru April 11th. Volunteers will also be offering tax help at the Rome Floyd County Library at 205 Riverside Parkway on Mondays from 1:30 pm until 5 pm from February 6th through April 16th and on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm from February 4th through April 14th.
Even now, he knows what you are thinking. Nationally acclaimed mentalist The Amazing Kreskin will read minds and wow the crowd at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center next Friday, February 10th at 7:30 pm.
The Floyd County Sheriff’s Posse discovered the body of a missing Chattooga County woman yesterday in a rural area off Haywood Valley Road in Chattooga County. Dixie Yvonne Brown, age 74, has Alzheimer’s Disease and had been missing since early Sunday morning. The exact cause of death had not been determined as of yesterday but it appears the woman died of natural causes.
Shorter University was victorious over Truett McConnell in a couple of Southern States Athletic Conference East matches last night at the Winthrop King Centre on the Shorter campus. The Lady Hawks won their game 67-33. That was followed by a 83-68 victory for the number one Hawks, who remain undefeated with their 22nd straight win of the season. Shorter’s men will be in Atlanta for a 7 pm game with Point University on Thursday night. Both teams will head to Central, South Carolina to take on Southern Wesleyan on Saturday, with the women to play at 2 pm, followed by the men at 4 pm. All of those games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.