LATE NIGHT STORM RIPS THRU FLOYD COUNTY

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

A storm ripped through Floyd County last night, leaving a handful of people without power and causing some structure damage.  Speaking of power outages, Tim Hensley with the Floyd County School system told WLAQ News/The Ridge Report this morning that schools in the Model district will be closed today due to power outage.  That includes Model Elementary, Middle and High Schools, Johnson Elementary and the Floyd County Education Center.

NEWT GINGRICH TO VISIT ROME

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will make a stop in Rome next Tuesday as part of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Layla Shipman with the Floyd GOP is coordinating the Gingrich campaign in the area and says that Gingrich will make a stop at the Tillman Hangar at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field at 3 pm.  His visit will come one week before Super Tuesday, March 6th.

FLOYD COUNTY VOTERS TO WEIGH IN ON SPLOST ON MARCH 6TH

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Super Tuesday is right around the corner. March 6th is the day that Georgia voters will go to the polls (along with voters in other states) for the presidential preference primary election.  In addition, Floyd County voters will weigh in on the proposed 2012 SPLOST.  Floyd County Manager Blaine Williams and Rome City Manager John Bennett discussed the SPLOST on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome on Wednesday.

SHORTER SENIOR NABS INDONESIAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Nugroho, a Shorter University senior and a native of Indonesia, has been selected as one of three bachelor’s-level recipients of the Indonesian Ambassador’s Award for Excellence.  The award is given by the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States and honors Indonesian students in the US who show excellent academic and nonacademic performance, show leadership both on and off campus, and have community awareness, according to a Shorter University media release.