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NEATON ROME ANNOUNCES EXPANSION THAT WILL CREATE 113 NEW JOBS

Written by Matt Davis on January 18, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Neaton Rome, Incorporated announced yesterday at the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority meeting plans to expand their manufacturing facility, a move that will create some 113 jobs over the next three years, according to a media release from the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce.  

ROME BRAVES 10TH ANNUAL HOT STOVE GATHERING TO BENEFIT MIRACLE FIELD

Written by Matt Davis on January 18, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Romans that just can’t wait for baseball season to start will have an opportunity to indulge their love of the sport at the Rome Braves’ annual Hot Stove Gathering later this month.  Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is among the guest list for the event, set for Monday, January 30th at 5:30 pm at the Forum in downtown Rome.  Rome Braves General Manager Mike Dunn says that the Rome Braves’ 2012 field staff including field manager Randy Ingle will also be in attendance.

CANCER NAVIGATORS NETS OVER $18,000 WITH 2011 HOLIDAY BALL

Written by Matt Davis on January 18, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The third annual Holiday Ball benefit for Cancer Navigators raised over $18,000, more than previous years’ totals.

ROME TO HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WITH ANNUAL FREEDOM MARCH TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 16, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia has been honoring the slain civil rights leader all weekend long with a variety of activities, which will culminate with the annual Freedom March in downtown Rome today.  Alvin Jackson, chairman of the Commission, says that those interested in participating in the March are asked to assemble at 11 am at the corner of Broad and First Streets.  The march will begin at 11:30 am and will make its way down to the Rome City Auditorium, where the Martin Luther King Celebration will be held at noon.  The speaker for the celebration will be the Reverend Dr. Timothy McDonald.  A free lunch will be offered at the Rome Civic Center following the celebration. �

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET TOMORROW; CITY MANAGER TO DELIVER STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

Written by Matt Davis on January 16, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet tomorrow.  The commission normally meets the first and third Monday of every month, but they will meet tomorrow due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday being observed today.  They’ll gather in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall in downtown Rome.  City Manager John Bennett is expected to deliver his State of the City address tomorrow night.  
Take a look at the Rome City Commission’s agenda for tomorrow night’s regular meeting at www.romefloyd.com.

MLK DAY CLOSINGS

Written by Matt Davis on January 16, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

There are a number of closings today for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, other than local schools.  Those include Rome city, Floyd County and state offices, banks and the Rome Floyd County Library.  No mail will be delivered today.  The City’s Solid Waste Collections Department will be closed today; today’s garbage and recycling will be picked up tomorrow, tomorrow’s route will stay on its regular schedule.  The Rome Transit Department buses will not run today.  Per usual for a Monday, the Department of Driver Services offices will be closed today.  

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