The pool of candidates for the seat on the Floyd County Board of Education vacated by Brian Barcomb has been reduced from six to three. Those three finalists include Carey “Kim” P. Holtzendorf, Jr., Mary W. Lee and Roger “Jay” Shell.
President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address last night before a joint session of Congress in Washington DC. It was the first time in his presidency to give the speech to a Congress dominated by Republicans. Obama praised recent gains in the economy and laid out his plans for the coming year, particularly where the economy is concerned.
Gas prices fell another seven cents last week as Sunday’s national average settled at $2.07, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. If the national average dips below $2 a gallon, it will be the first time since March 2009.
Are you a runner or do you aspire to be one in 2015? Then make your plans to participate in one or all of the three races that will make up the inaugural Harbin Clinic Race Series. The series, sponsored by the Harbin Clinic and presented by the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority, will include the Leprechaun-a-thon on Saturday, March 14th, the Color Me Free 5K on Saturday, July 4th and the Zombie-thon on Saturday, October 24th.
The Atlanta Hawks will continue their current seven game homestand with game two of that series tonight. It will be a match against the Indiana Pacers, and it is set for 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena.
This is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The local celebration to honor the slain civil rights leader will continue today with the annual Freedom March down Broad Street.
The Rome and Floyd County Commissions are slated to meet for a discussion about the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority this week. The joint meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 20th at noon in the Community Room, Suite 206, on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.