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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.  

DECEMBER REVENUE FIGURES INDICATE MIXED RESULTS

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

Governor Nathan Deal released Georgia’s revenue figures for December 2011 late last week.  The revenue performance for last month was mixed as compared to December 2010.  Sales tax collections continued to grow with net revenue increasing by 7.5 percent, marking the 18th month of positive growth in sales tax revenues out of the last 19 months.  In contrast, individual income tax and corporate income tax revenues fell compared to December 2010.  However, December 2010 revenues for both taxes were considerably high due to large audit settlement payments received in December 2010.  These payments result from settlement of disputes between the taxpayers and the Department of Revenue and usually represent taxes owed over a multi-year period along with any penalties and interest.

MLK COMMISSION OF ROME AND NWGA TO HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR THIS WEEKEND

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

Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia will honor the slain civil rights leader all this weekend with a variety of activities.  The theme for the observation is “United We Serve”.  The local King weekend celebration will begin tonight with the presentation of “A Place of Pride and Dignity” at the Rome City Auditorium, according to Alvin Jackson, chairman of the MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia.  The play, written by Mrs. Willie Mae Samuel of Rome, will start at 6:45 pm.  

A TRIBUTE TO DOLLY AND KENNY AT CEDARTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TOMORROW NIGHT

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

Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers are coming to the Cedartown Performing Arts Center!!   Actually, Melody Knighten and Mark Hinds will bring the duo to life in “A Tribute to Dolly and Kenny” tomorrow night.  The performance, set to begin at 7:30 pm, will kick off the Center’s Legends in Concert series.
Ticket prices for “A Tribute to Dolly and Kenny” at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center start at $15.  VIP tickets are available for $35, which include a seat in the first two rows, access to the VIP lounge and a meet-and-greet with the performers.  Get tickets and more information by calling the Center at (770) 748-4168 or visit www.cedartownshows.com.  Check out the Cedartown Performing Arts Center on Facebook for special ticket offers.

POLAR BEAR PADDLE SET FOR TOMORROW

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

The 6th annual Polar Bear Paddle is set for tomorrow.  The six-mile canoe and kayak trip down the Etowah River from Jim Dixon Landing at Grizzard Park to Heritage Park in downtown Rome is sponsored by Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, Rome’s River ECO Center and the Coosa River Basin Initiative.  It is free.  Paddlers will take off about 10:30 am, following a safety briefing and announcements.  Complimentary canoes and kayaks will be provided by the CRBI and the City of Rome on a first come, first served basis.  Shuttles from Heritage Park to Grizzard Park will be provided by CRBI after the paddle.  Motorized boats will patrol the area where the paddle will take place to ensure participants’ safety.

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