NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:  HEAT INDICES OF 98 TODAY

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Things will be heating up in the Greater Rome area this weekend and on into next week, according to the National Weather Service.  High temperatures are expected to reach 92 with heat index values as high as 98 today. The forecast also calls for mostly sunny skies that will be accompanied by a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms late this afternoon.  Skies will be partly cloudy tonight with lows around 70.

MATHEWS LEAVING FLOYD COUNTY TO BECOME MANAGER OF ATHENS AIRPORT

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Mike Mathews, manager of the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field, will soon leave Floyd County to take a new job as the Director of the Athens-Ben Epps Airport.  He will assume his new post with the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government on July 9th, 2018, according to Manager Blaine Williams (who previously served as County Manager for Floyd County).