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ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET THIS EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on June 4, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening.  They’ll meet in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome.  Commissioners are expected to decide tonight whether or not they will uphold the recommendation from Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission for three-day suspensions of four stores caught selling to minors during a recent undercover operation by Rome police.  Those stores include Tazo Food Mart, Coastal Food Mart, Kroger and Super Food Market.  Take a look at the Rome City Commission’s full agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

RAINY START TO WORK WEEK IN ROME

Written by Matt Davis on June 4, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Romans awoke to a wet start to this work week.  The National Weather Service predicts a 90 percent chance of occasional showers and thunderstorms, mostly before 2 pm.  New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible.  Highs will be around 85.  Tonight’s forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and lows around 65.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms are predicted by the NWS for tonight.  A slight chance of showers hovers in the forecast for the early part of the week, which is expected to give way to sunshine by the end of the week.

SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS NOT JUST FOR SPRING TIME

Written by Matt Davis on June 4, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

People tend to think about severe weather preparedness during the spring time, but strong storms can strike in the summer.  Rome Fire Department fire safety educator Daniel Carpenter says its wise to be prepared for severe weather, even in the summer time.  He says that there are some supplies that you should store in the event of severe weather.  Those include bottled water, non perishable food items, a flash light and a first aid kit.

FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT SET FOR TONIGHT, RAIN OR SHINE

Written by Matt Davis on June 1, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Rain or shine, make your plans to attend the June First Friday concert TONIGHT!  This month’s concert will feature the music of the Infinity Show Band and is set to get underway at 7 pm at Bridgepoint Plaza.  In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Rome City Auditorium, according to Rome Downtown Development Authority Director Ann Arnold.  She says that a decision will be made by noon today.

LOCALS HEAR FROM FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION CANDIDATES AT TEA PARTY FORUM

Written by Matt Davis on June 1, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome TEA Party held a Floyd County Commissioners Candidates Forum last night at the Charles Parker Senior Center on the Kingston Highway in Rome.

EXCHANGE CLUB’S FIRST SATURDAY YARD SALE TO RETURN TO FAIRGROUNDS TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on June 1, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Exchange Club of Rome’s First Saturday yard sale will return to the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds tomorrow (Saturday, June 2nd).

GNTC GRADUATION SET FOR TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on May 31, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Georgia Northwestern Technical College will hold their 2012 Spring Commencement Ceremony this evening at 7 pm at the Forum in downtown Rome.  The guest speaker will be Mary E. “Lisa” Eason, Assistant Commissioner of Administration for the Technical College System of Georgia.

ROME LOSES GREAT COMMUNITY LEADER

Written by Matt Davis on May 31, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

One of Rome’s great civic leaders has passed away.  Wesley Johnson died at a local hospital on Tuesday night at the age of 85.  A celebration of his life is planned for this Friday at 11 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Rome, with interment to follow in the Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends this evening from 5 pm until 8 pm at the Daniel’s Funeral Home.

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