AARP TAX AIDE VOLUNTEERS TO BEGIN OFFERING TAX HELP TODAY

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

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.

BODY OF MISSING CHATTOOGA WOMAN FOUND

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

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.

ROME BRAVES FANS WARM UP TO BASEBALL AT ANNUAL HOT STOVE GATHERING

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Baseball fans may not have been taken out to the ballgame last night, but they might as well have been as the Rome Braves held their 10th annual Hot Stove Gathering at the Forum in downtown Rome.  Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was the guest of honor at last night’s event.  He was joined by the Rome Braves 2012 field staff, Atlanta Braves personnel and various guests from the Braves minor league system.  

COOSA RIVER BASIN INITIATIVE HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative held their Annual Meeting last night at the Floyd County campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.  The organization held a lively debate about dams.  In addition, awards were handed out to CRBI volunteers and supporters.  Jonathan Bridges of Rome was named the Ray Kelley Volunteer of the Year.  The Environmental Educator Award went to Marie Lewis of Coosa High School.  Jamie Taylor of Rome was honored as Water Monitor of the Year.  The Corporate Citizen Award went to Redmond Regional Medical Center.  The CRBI’s 2011 Annual Report was also shared at last night’s meeting, and the organization discussed plans for 2012.