Paddle Georgia 2017 is officially underway! The 106-mile canoe and kayak trip down the Etowah River began on Saturday. It will end with a celebration at Heritage Park in downtown Rome this Friday.
The suspect in a shooting incident that took place on Grover Street in South Rome on Wednesday night is still reported at large.
Have you been thinking about opening your home to a new furry family member? Have your kids been ‘dogging’ you for a new puppy or kitty? Then maybe it’s time to pay a visit to PAWS (aka Floyd County Animal Control). The 2013 SPLOST-funded facility opened at its new North Avenue location nearly sixth months ago. It is currently bursting at the seams with cats, according to director Jason Broome, who adds that adoption fees are $35 for cats and $40 dogs.
Senator Chuck Hufstetler of Rome has been appointed by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to serve as a member of the Senate Special Tax Exemption Study Committee, according to a media release from the Georgia Senate Press Office.
Congressman Barry Loudermilk, who represents Georgia’s 11th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives, was among those present on Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire at a congresssional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington DC. The shooting left Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana in critical condition; several others were injured.