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SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK OBSERVED THIS WEEK

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

This week, February 6th thru 10th, is Severe Weather Awareness Week.  Each day this week, a different topic related to severe weather will be highlighted.  
Today is Family Preparedness/NOAA Weather Radio Day.  Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock says, “Family Preparedness Day is a time for every family to plan and rehearse what they should do during the first 72-hours of any severe weather-related event or disaster.”

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN MARCH 6TH PRIMARY

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Today is the last day to register to vote in the March 6th presidential primary election.  Also in this election, local voters will decide on the proposed 2012 SPLOST and Sunday alcohol package sales.  Floyd County residents can register to vote at the elections office inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  For more information, call the elections office at (706) 291-5167 or visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.georgia.gov.  

SEARCH FOR MISSING WOMAN ENDS IN TRAGEDY OVER WEEKEND

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

The search for a missing Rome woman ended tragically over the weekend as her body was found at the scene of a wreck off the embankment of US Highway 411 in Bartow County.  Nancy Pension, age 43, had been missing since Thursday.  Pension had not been seen since she dropped her child off at Unity Christian School and headed to work in Kennesaw.  She was found dead at the site of the wreck on Saturday morning.  An investigation into the wreck continues.

NUMBER ONE SHORTER UNIVERSITY HAWKS’ WINNING STREAK ENDED BY POINT UNIVERSITY

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in Shorter Sports

The Shorter University mens’ basketball team’s season-long winning streak has come to an end as the previously undefeated and number one Hawks were narrowly defeated by Point University 73-72 in a non-conference match last night in East Point.  Shorter is still unbeaten in conference play.  The Hawks and the Lady Hawks will face Southern States Athletic Conference rival Southern Wesleyan tomorrow in Central, South Carolina.  The women will play at 2 pm, followed by the men at 4 pm.  The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.