The Rome City Commission has approved plans by Ledbetter Properties for 80 acres on Riverside Parkway around Burwell Creek. Commissioners voted five to three to approve a revised Memorandum of Understanding with the developers in front of a packed house on Monday night. According to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune, some 72 acres would be placed in a conservation easement while eight acres would be developed (more than likely into a retail space). Riverside Parkway Partners LLC is expected to close on the $600,000 purchase from the city by the end of the year.
Fall’s Finest Festival, the 68th annual Coosa Valley Fair, returns to the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd in Rome one week from today.
Looking for a job? The Georgia Department of Labor will help Express Employment Professionals, a staffing agency, recruit at least 50 employees for two locations in Rock Spring and one location in LaFayette.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. On the agenda – a fifth amendment to a Memorandum of Understanding between the city and Ledbetter Properties for the development of an 80-acre tract of land on Riverside Parkway. The plans for the city-owned property near Burwell Creek have been hotly contested by the Coosa River Basin Initiative and other community members.
Gas prices in Georgia are letting up after a leak in the Colonial Pipeline
It appears that those who were hoping for more fall-like temperatures are about to have their wish granted. Thursday’s high is projected to be in the mid-70s, according to the National Weather Service. Starting on Tuesday night, lows will dip into the 50s, a trend that is expected to continue into the weekend.
A wildfire near Cave Spring scorched nearly 150 acres of land on Thursday. It was about 75 percent contained in the evening, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission. No homes were damaged in the blaze, for which the cause is under investigation.
A Floyd County police officer was critically injured in a collision with an ambulance from Redmond Regional Medical Center in front of Armuchee High School on Thursday night.