Floyd Medical Center has announced that it is seeking approval from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to have Floyd Behavioral Health Center designated as an Emergency Receiving Facility. This designation would allow Floyd Behavioral Health to treat patients with a mental illness or an addictive disorder who meet clinical criteria for admission, but are unable or unwilling to provide informed consent for services, according to an FMC media release.
Tomorrow is the first day of school for students in the Floyd County and Rome City School systems.
The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment next week to help 2Work Staffing fill more than 20 jobs with several textile companies in Rome and Calhoun.
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp has announced that a recount in the race for State School Superintendent is expected to be completed by noon tomorrow, Thursday, July 31st. Former Rome High School principal Michael L. “Mike” Buck requested the recount of votes from the Republican primary runoff election held on July 22nd. Buck lost the race by 713 votes to Richard Woods. Woods had a lead of 50.09 percent over Buck’s 49.91 percent.
The First Friday concert series will return to Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome this Friday, August 1st. The Deadfields from Atlanta will entertain the crowd from 7 pm until 10 pm. The concert is free.
Less than three months remain until the Wings Over North Georgia air show takes to the skies over Rome’s Richard B. Russell Regional Airport.
Online voting for the 5th annual State Mutual Insurance Battle of the Bands to benefit Cancer Navigators continues through this Friday at midnight. Seven semifinalists are vying to be among the Final Four that will proceed to an on-stage showdown at the historic DeSoto Theatre on Saturday, August 9th.
Local students will soon be heading back to school. The Georgia Department of Revenue will aim to help back-to-school shoppers save a little money during the next Sales Tax Holiday set for this weekend. It will begin at 12:01 am on Friday, August 1st and continue through 12:00 midnight on August 2nd.