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Heat wave prompts swim extension at Delta Lake

County The continued run of unusually warm weather has prompted a further extension of the swimming season this weekend at Delta Lake State Park. “If visitors wish to take advantage of the beautiful weather coming up, we are extending swimming” at the park on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., state Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation spokesman Randy Simons said today.... 4:00pm 09/21/17

Colonial Park Fall Festival set for Oct. 7

Rome The third annual Colonial Park Fall Festival will take place Oct. 7, at the rehabilitation and nursing center at 950 Floyd Ave. The free event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., event organizers said. There will be music, crafters and vendors, raffles and food trucks. For the children, there will be a bounce house and face painting. 4:00pm 09/21/17

Hoag named Officer of Month

Public Safety Patrolman Scott W. Hoag has been named the Officer of the Month for August with the Rome Police Department. Hoag is currently assigned as the school resource officer for both Strough Middle School campuses. Officials said Hoag has been a great role model and mentor to youth in the community, and leads by community with both his students and new officers. Hoag is being honored... 4:00pm 09/21/17

Premier Aviation to sell some Canadian operations, says Griffiss facility not affected

Oneida Canada-based Premier Aviation Overhaul Center is selling two of its three Canadian operations, but says the aircraft maintenance facility at Griffiss International Airport is not affected by the transaction. “It’s business as usual for Quebec [City, Quebec, Canada,] and Rome,” David Diggle, Premier’s vice president for marketing, sales and service,” said Wednesday when asked... 4:00pm 09/21/17