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.
The Floyd County Board of Education is expected to vote this evening on whether or not to use assistance from the Georgia School Board Association in the search for a new superintendent. Board members discussed the matter during a called meeting on Monday. According to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune, enlisting the services of the GSBA would cost the school system an estimated $7,000.
Motorists in the southeastern United States should expect to find the lowest Labor Day gas prices in a decade, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the current state average of $2.31 in Georgia is $1.02 cheaper than the price of last Labor Day weekend.
AAA, The Auto Club Group, predicts that 35.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home over Labor Day weekend, marking the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a one percent increase over 35 million Labor Day travelers in 2014.
The August recess of the US Senate will soon draw to a close. One of the first items of business for Senator Johnny Isakson will be to vote against President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Isakson, a member of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, contends that lawmakers should ‘negotiate a better deal or make no deal at all’.
The body of Barry Sutton, the former Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy who was killed in Afghanistan last Saturday, is slated to return to Rome tonight.