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PROPERTY TAX BILLS IN THE MAIL

Written by Matt Davis on August 15, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The 2012 property tax bills have been mailed for all Floyd County, City of Rome and Cave Spring taxpayers, according to a release from the office of Floyd County Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne.  The deadline to pay property taxes is November 15th.  Most Floyd County residents will see their tax bills drop from 2011 levels.  The millage rate for Floyd County and the City of Rome residents dropped to 29.888 mills and 35.117 mills, respectively (where 1 mil equals $1 per $1000 of assessed value).  This was due to the reduction in the State portion of all property tax bills.  Assessments have dropped for most residents in the county, resulting in smaller tax bills.

PIRELLI TIRE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS IN ROME

Written by Matt Davis on August 15, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Pirelli Tire celebrated 10 years in Rome, Georgia yesterday with the inauguration of an exhibit at the Rome Area History Museum which includes the first tire produced at the facility.  Local dignitaries were on hand for the celebration as the exhibit will become a permanent installation as Pirelli has become a Museum partner, according to a Pirelli media release.  The celebration was capped off with a tour of Pirelli’s campus in Rome hosted by region Chairman and CEO Paolo Ferrari.  US Senator Johnny Isakson was among those that took the tour.

CRBI PROGRAM COORDINATOR TO EMBARK ON INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

Written by Matt Davis on August 14, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative’s Program Coordinator Amos Tuck will embark on an incredible journey later this month.  On Saturday, August 25th, he will begin a three-week journey of some 200 miles from the headwaters of the Conasauga River in the Cohutta Wilderness to Weiss Lake in Alabama.  Tuck says the public will have some opportunities along the way to join him.  Activities have been planned to that end, including a snorkel along the Conasauga, a fish study with Charles Curlee from Curlee’s Fish House in downtown Rome and a welcome party for Tuck at Weiss Lake.

LOCAL GOP MEMBER HAPPY ABOUT MITT ROMNEY’S VP PICK

Written by Matt Davis on August 14, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Big news was announced over the weekend as Mitt Romney revealed Paul Ryan as his running mate in the 2012 Presidential campaign.  Layla Shipman with the Floyd GOP says she is pleased with Romney’s VP pick.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVE INTO AREA

Written by Matt Davis on August 14, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Showers and thunderstorms moved into Northwest Georgia yesterday afternoon and continued off and on throughout the evening.  The National Weather Service reported just over a half an inch of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Armuchee from yesterday afternoon thru early this morning.  Today’s forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with otherwise partly sunny skies and a high of 88, according to the NWS.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch are possible, with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

LOCAL HISTORIAN TO HOST CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM THIS THURSDAY

Written by Matt Davis on August 14, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Local historian Kenneth Studdard will present a Civil War Symposium this Thursday, August 16th to the general public, according to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau.

SCHOOL SAFETY FIRST!

Written by Matt Davis on August 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

School’s back in session for most area schools and will be soon for those who have not yet returned to class.  School traffic can pose a threat to the safety of children.  Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, advises motorists to use caution in school zones.  He says that kids are excited about being back at school and may not be paying attention to what’s going on around them.

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on August 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening.  Commissioners will gather in a caucus session at 4:30 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall in downtown Rome.  A public safety radio presentation is scheduled to be made by Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock at tonight’s meeting.  The emergency communications system is a 2009 SPLOST project.

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