The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, to be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Both are open to the public.
The Atlanta Falcons were annihilated by the undefeated Carolina Panthers 38-0 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sunday, marking the Falcons’ sixth straight loss and the seventh in their last eight games.
The Floyd County Republican Party will host a viewing party for the next GOP presidential debate on Tuesday, December 15th. The local Debate Watching Party will be held at the Brewhouse Music and Grill on Broad Street in downtown Rome beginning at 7 pm. Appetizers and drinks will be provided free of charge. Prizes will also be given away. As a matter of fact, if you wear your tackiest Christmas sweater, you just might win a year’s membership to the Floyd County GOP absolutely free of charge, according to chairwoman Layla Shipman.
Another megaload will depart Rome, Georgia tonight. The 200-ton turbine will leave the General Electric plant on Redmond Circle around 10 pm, bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. It is being transported on a trailer that is just over 200 feet long, 12 feet wide and 15 feet high and will be accompanied by a pair of Georgia State Patrol officers, who will direct traffic when needed.
Cave Spring will get into the spirit of the season with its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday night. The parade will make its way through downtown Cave Spring beginning at 6 pm. Line-up will begin at 4:30 pm at the Georgia School for the Deaf. The parade will end at Rolater Park, which will be adorned with Christmas decorations. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in downtown Cave Spring for the festivities.
The Floyd County Board of Education has earned the 2015 Exemplary School recognition from the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA). Exemplary status is the highest designation for a local board of education awarded by the GSBA, according to a Floyd County Schools media release. It is the third and highest level in the GSBA recognition program. In order to obtain this designation, school boards must meet all requirements of state Board of Education training, adopt and implement a system strategic plan and meet the highest standards for boards of education in Georgia.
The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-94 in NBA action at Oklahoma City on Thursday night, ending the Hawks’ brief two-game winning streak.