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IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR THE WINGS OVER NORTH GEORGIA AIR SHOW! 

Written by Matt Davis on October 11, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The time is drawing near for the 2017 Wings Over North Georgia air show!  This year’s air show will be held next Saturday and Sunday, October 21st and 22nd at Rome’s Russell Regional Airport and will be headlined by the United States Navy’s Blue Angels.

DEAN NAMED ROME CITY SCHOOLS’ TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Written by Matt Davis on October 11, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Stephanie Dean, a fifth grade social studies and writing teacher at West Central Elementary, has been named the Rome City Schools’ Teacher of the Year.  Brittany Carpenter, a kindergarten teacher at East Central Elementary, is the runner-up.  Both were honored during the school system’s Teacher of the Year banquet at Rome Middle on Tuesday evening.  Julie Clonts, secretary for Elm Street Elementary, received the Support Employee of the Year Award.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION ACCEPTS LIBRARY LAND USE PROPOSAL FROM RACA

Written by Matt Davis on October 11, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission has approved a proposal from the Rome Area Council for the Arts (RACA) to construct an arts amphitheater and exhibition space adjacent to the Rome-Floyd County Library.  Commissioners approved the measure during their regular meeting on Tuesday.

CITY COMMISSION CANS PROPOSAL TO CREATE OPEN-CONSUMPTION DISTRICT

Written by Matt Davis on October 10, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission has nixed a proposed ordinance that would have created an open-consumption alcohol district in downtown Rome.  The final vote on the matter was 7-1 against the measure; Commissioner Wendy Davis was the lone ‘yea’ vote, according to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune.  A number of citizens attended Monday night’s City Commission meeting to express their concern over the proposal.

FIDDLIN’ FEST STREET FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY IN DOWNTOWN ROME

Written by Matt Davis on October 10, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The streets of downtown Rome will once again be filled with music during the 2nd annual Fiddlin’ Fest street festival to be hosted by Rome’s Downtown Development Authority this Saturday, October 14th.

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER 7TH ELECTION

Written by Matt Davis on October 10, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Today is the deadline to register to vote in the November 7th election. According to a release from the Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration, interested parties may register to vote at the Floyd County Elections Office, located inside the county’s Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue; it is open from 8 am until 5 pm every Monday through Friday.  Other places to register include:  local libraries, Georgia Department of Driver Services, online through the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, local high schools, colleges and universities, and the Department of Children and Family Services.

AAA:  GAS PRICES CONTINUE DOWNWARD SLIDE

Written by Matt Davis on October 9, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Gas prices in Georgia have been on a steep slide for the last three weeks and should drift even lower this week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the state average declined for the 26th consecutive day on Sunday, falling a total of 24 cents during that time.

ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION OF ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY (ARF) TO HOST TWO SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on October 9, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

A busy week is ahead of the Animal Rescue Foundation of Rome and Floyd County, Inc. (or ARF).

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