The Floyd County Board of Commissioners has voted to rescind the emergency temporary burn ban that has been in place for about a month. The lifting of the total ban on outdoor burning was approved unanimously by a vote of 3-0, according to County Clerk Erin Elrod.
Cold weather has officially made its way to Northwest Georgia! Lows dipped into the 20s overnight in Greater Rome on Thursday night. The National Weather Service predicts that highs will only reach the low 40s today. Temperatures will drop back into the 20s tonight, and winds will make it feel even colder. Saturday’s forecast calls for similar conditions.
Is there a family for whom you need to buy a Christmas gift this year? Consider one that both entertain and educate each member – a family membership to the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville. Marketing director Shelly Redd says that the cost is just $95 for a family to become members of the museum, which will host its annual Member Appreciation Day on Saturday from 9:30 am until 5 pm.
The Rome City Schools will be dismissing early on Friday in support of the Rome High School football team as the Wolves head to the Georgia Dome in the hunt for a GHSA state title.
Here’s a great gift idea for the aviation enthusiast on your Christmas shopping list – tickets to the 2017 Wings Over North Georgia air show. The event is scheduled for October 20th through 22nd, 2017 at Rome’s Russell Regional Airport. It will be headlined by the United States Navy’s Blue Angels.
The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will host a “Christmas Free Day” on Saturday, December 17th. It will take place from noon until 4 pm at the museum, located at 501 Riverside Parkway in Rome.
A new startup company is establishing its roots in Rome and Floyd County. The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce hosted a press conference on Wednesday, along with Floyd County and the City of Rome, to announce the launch of RecoverMD LLC, an environmentally oriented company whose mission is to collect single use medical devices from hospitals that would otherwise be disposed after surgery.
If you’ve been thinking about contributing to the 2016 Toys for Tots campaign, you have less than a week to drop a new, unwrapped toy into one of the many receptacles placed around Rome and Floyd County.