Today's latest updates
-Georgia Northwestern Technical College's Associate Degree Nursing program has been granted continued accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. GNTC
-Tuesday's Rome-Floyd County Development Authority meeting is canceled. The next regularly scheduled meeting is June 18 at 8 a.m. in the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce Boardroom.
-Pepperell's AA semi-final baseball game moves to 4 this afternoon: Because of water issues from the weekend storms, Pepperell High School's semi-final series with Westminster will now start three hours later, at 1 p.m., at PHS. Games two will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. and, if necessary, game three will be played at 4 p.m. The series winner advances to the AA finale, which Pepperell would host. The only issue: PHS graduates at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at The Forum. With nine seniors, the team hopes to move the championship to Friday.
-From Darlington School: The girls' varsity golf team has won the state championship with an overall score of 171! Congratulations, Lady Tigers! Individual scores were:
Hannah Mae Deems - 81;
Lovisa Clausen - 90;
Peyton Albertson - 95;
Virginia Summer - 118,
-May 23: The 2013 SPLOST Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Training Room at the Emergency Operations Center, 409 E. 12th St. The committee will review applications that have been submitted. It is open to all.
-Corey Higginbotham of Silver Creek was the winner of Blood Assurance’s trip giveaway. Higginbotham, who donates at the Rome office in Midtown Crossing, registered for the trip after giving blood in April. Details
Nearly 2.5 inches of rain Sunday spawns flood warnings, watches
-From The Weather Channel: Savage tornadoes in Okla. TWC
Some of the usual signs of high water in Greater Rome: the walking trail along the Oostanaula behind the library is again flooded today. Also, off Second Avenue, the levy gate is closed.
-The Oostanaula River was at 22.38 feet this evening. It has surpassed "action stage" of 19 feet and is expected to crest on Tuesday at 22.9 feet in Rome. Flood stage is 25 feet. River
-Armuchee Creek was at 22.4 feet this morning; flood stage is 19 feet.
-The Chattooga River flood warning is canceled.
-Mayo Bar Lock & Dam now under flood warning as levels there reach 24.4 feet -- and climbing. Flood stage is 24 feet.
-Tracking other swollen rivers in North Georgia. Flood watch
-From Floyd County: "Be advised, water now over Old Dalton Road just north of Jones Mill Road. This may be closed if water continues to rise." Google map>
-From Floyd County: 'At this time, We have the following roads closed because of high water: Yarbrough Bend Road; Little Texas Valley Road (Hwy 27 - Scenic); and
-Thomas Bluff Road.
"We anticipate Collier Road going under soon and Yarbrough Bendand Little Texas Valley to clear."
-Monday: Partly cloudy, low of 65.
-Tuesday: High of 89, low of 66 with a 20% rain chance.
-Wednesday: 70% chance of rain, high of 82, low of 61.
-Thursday: 40% chance of rain, high of 87, low of 61.
-Forecast / radar / mobile
The Buzz of Northwest Georgia. Click Buzz
-More glitz, same message as area churches prepare for the 2013 edition of Vacation Bible School.
-Barely three years old, Johnny's New York Style Pizza is going through a new stage of renovation -- and remains open throughout it all. (right)
-The battle of the butts: Boston, that is. Three chances to buy Boston Butts this week and help others along the way.
-Local baseball team seeks donations to help carry them to playoffs, perhaps national title.
Georgia gas prices rise one cent last week to $3.45 a gallon; still three cents below same period last year, according to AAA South.
-A county-by-county look, courtesy of Georgia Gas Prices, shows:
- Rome: $3.39 at Citgo on Chateau Drive.
- Cartersville: $3.29 at Texaco on U.S. 411.
- Cedartown: $3.42 at Fleet, Kroger.
- Calhoun: $3.23 at Wilco/Hess.
Hometown Headlines Radio Edition
-7-9 a.m., WRGA 1470 AM. Listen online.
-Please join our guests Tuesday including:
-Tim Hensley of Floyd County Schoolson the aftermath of the recent state Charter Commission action regarding the school system.
-Joe Schulman of Tellus Science Museum on a huge summer ahead including the 23rd annual Rock Fest in early June.
-Floyd County Jail reports:
-Monday / Morning
-Floyd County Sheriff's Office on Facebook
-Rome Police Department on Facebook.
-Floyd County Police on Facebook
-Floyd County's Most Wanted on Facebook
- Rome hosts Augusta, 7 tonight.
-Tuesday: Augusta at Rome, 10:30 a.m.
-June 9: Rome Braves add 'Faith Day,' Jonny Diaz concert.
-Game photos by Mills Fitzner. More photos
Inside today's Hometown
-More glitz, same message for 2013 Vacation Bible Schools. Buzz
-The latest home sales report for Greater Rome. Business.
-Latest health news from across Northwest Georgia. Health
-Summer Camp listing for 2013. Rome Kids
-Where to find jobs in Northwest Georgia. CareerBuilder
Latest updates from Georgia Trend Daily:
Obama gives commencement address at Morehouse
On sound footing - Georgia Trend Exclusive
Deal urges Senate candidates to 'play nice'
Nathan Deal escapes GOP rebuke over Common Core
Common Core: A primer on the curriculum and the debate about it
Savannah, Douglas land on inaugeral Quarter Pounder Index
- Primerica unveils global headquarters
- State Bank CEO Joe Evans: Don't name your cows
Rankings might matter little to companies
Studio plan near Savannah draws cheers, jeers
Disruptions: Helper robots are steered, tentatively, to care for the aged
- Michelle Nunn attends DSCC fundraiser with President Obama
Hometown events calendar
Coosa High School: May 24 at 7 p.m. at The Forum
Armuchee High School: May 25 at 10 a.m. at The Forum
Pepperell High School: May 25 at 2:30 p.m. at The Forum
Model High School: May 25 at 7 p.m. at The Forum
Unity Christian School: May 25 at 10 a.m. at Taylor Farm
May 21: Northwest Georgia Winds, Three Rivers Singers present Our Grand Ol' Flag, 7:30 p.m., Rome City Auditorium; free, no ticket necessary.
May 23: Heyman HospiceCare to remember patients at memorial service. Media release: Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd will remember former patients and honor their families at its semi-annual candlelight memorial service at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. The service will close with a candlelight remembrance ceremony and will be followed by a reception in the church’s fellowship hall. The Heyman staff and volunteers will share a memory book of pictures, letters and remembrances collected and assembled over the past year.
May 23: The 2013 SPLOST Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Training Room at the Emergency Operations Center, 409 E. 12th St. The committee will review applications that have been submitted. It is open to all.
The 2013 Memorial Day Rome Middle School Football Boston Butt Sale is set for 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Home Depot off Hicks Drive. Boston Butts and ribs will be ready as well as plates for sale. The butts are $25 and ribs are $20. Proceeds benefit the RMS football program.
May 24: Fairview School
Third Annual Barbecue to benefit the restoration of the Fairview First Grade School Building, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Details.
May 25: Tickets on sale for Habitat for Humanity's Annual Boston Butt sale Memorial Day weekend. You can purchase tickets at the ReStore, the Habitat Office and from board members. Butts will be ready to be picked up on May 25 from 10 a.m. until noon at Central Plaza. Price: $25. Details: (706) 378-0030.
May 28: Rome-Floyd Library ready for summer reading program. This year's session goes from May 28 through July 18 and is again in two sections: "Dig into reading," for kids newborn to fifth graders and "Beneath the surface" for those ages sixth grade on up. Got more on the free program, please go to the library's Facebook page.
May 28: Northwest Georgia Auburn Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rome Area History Museum for a catered indoor tailgate party program featuring David Housel, Athletic Director Emeritus, and Auburn Mascot, Aubie The Tiger. Cost is $20 for adults and children under 10 free. Contact: Pat Bagby for reservations: 706-232-1786 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Forum on Common Core State Standards hosted by the Rome Tea party, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Charles C. Parker Senior Center, 1325 Kingston Road. Featured Speaker/Panelists: State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge; State Senator Chuck Hufstetler; Senior Fellow American Principles Project Jane Robbins. Details: Mike Morton, Chairman, Rome Tea Party 706 346 3400.
May 30-June 2: Clocktower Classic returns to Rome. Four stages, including the downtown criterium, are planned this year. Details
May 31-June 15: Push-pin Civil War Art show at the studios of Blacktop, 204 Broad St. Free to all from June 1-15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 'Set up' on May 31 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Details: Wes Ellis at email@example.com.
June 1: The Rome Floyd Parks & Recreation Authority's Farmers Market returns to Ridge Ferry Park with markets held each Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 7 until 10 a.m. The market will run through October. Click Farmers
The Rome High football team will be hosting its annual Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. at Stonebridge Golf Club. Entry fee is $300 per foursome. For more information and hole sponsorship opportunities, please see www.RomeWolvesAthletics.net/football.
June 8: Rome Symphony plans pops concert, July Fourth performance. RSO
June 8-9: The Paradise Garden Foundation announces that Finster Fest 2013 is set for Dowdy Park in Summerville. Finster
June 23: RACE Rome and Rome Orthopaedic Center’s Fifth Annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon at Darlington School. Details / Updates
Rome Rotary meets at noon Thursdays at Coosa Country Club:
Carla Mueller, Plant Operations Manager, Hillshire Brands
Loran Smith, Associate Director of Public Relations and Development, UGA Athletic Association.
Doug Walker / Bob Simmons, “The Return of Eagles to NW Georgia”
Leslie Hunt Anderson, President & CEO, Georgia Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association, “Alzheimer’s Update”
Officer Installation for new Rotary year
Exchange Club of Rome meets at noon Fridays at The Palladium:
May 24: Dr. Terry Morris, Shorter University
May 30: Miss Rome