Local leaders will get a taste of what it’s like to live in poverty during the first-ever Rome-Floyd Poverty Simulation to be held on Thursday evening from 5 pm until 7:30 pm at the Willingham Gymnasium at 560 N. Division Street.
The Floyd County Board of Education has voted to recruit the assistance of the Georgia School Boards Association in the search for a new superintendent to lead the school system. According to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune, the measure was approved unanimously at the Board’s regular meeting on Tuesday evening. Current Floyd County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaniel is slated to leave the post at the end of this month, though he has the option to stay with the school system until an interim or permanent superintendent is found.
The Rome Police Department is urging local residents to make safety a top priority this Labor Day weekend.
The Harbin Clinic’s Tony E. Warren Cancer Center is scheduled to host a Marrow Donor Registry Drive in association with Bethematch.org on Friday, September 11th from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm. A Harbin media release indicates that the drive will benefit patients suffering from various blood cancers and diseases, like leukemia and sickle cell anemia, who are in need of a bone marrow transplant.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Miami Marlins 7-1 in the middle outing of a three game series at Turner Field on Tuesday night, marking the Braves’ seventh straight loss.
The Rome Braves were defeated by the Greenville Drive 9-3 on Tuesday night at State Mutual Stadium. The Braves will wrap up their final homestand of 2015 tonight with a 7 pm match against the Drive.
Qualifying is officially underway for the City of Rome’s municipal election in November. Six seats on the Rome City Commission are up for a vote, including three in Ward 1 and three in Ward 3.
Golf enthusiasts are invited to enjoy their favorite sport and help raise funds to make this Christmas a little merrier for less fortunate children in our community at the 3rd annual Charity Golf Classic to benefit Toys for Tots on Friday, September 25th at the Stonebridge Golf Club in Rome.