ROME – The Floyd County Board of Commissioners named Jamie McCord as the new Floyd County Manager with a vote of 5-0 at their regularly scheduled meeting today. Mr. McCord is currently Public Works Director for the City of Rome, and has been with that department in an administrative role since 1998.
‘THEY GROW UP SO FAST, BUT THEY’RE NOT 21 YET’ SESSIONS INTEND TO PREVENT ALCOHOL ABUSE AMONG LOCAL YOUTH
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. In honor of that, the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth is teaming up with the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority, the Council on Alcohol and Drugs and Floyd Against Drugs to present “They Grow Up So Fast, But They’re Not 21 Yet.”
In an update from the Cast Off Against Cancer fund raiser hosted by Cancer Navigators, the fund raising total is expected to top $65,000, according to Executive Director Charlotte Atkins. Cast Off Against Cancer culminated with a celebration at Rome’s Heritage Park and a health walk on Sunday.
The Rome Braves beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 7-6 last night with a little late inning magic at State Mutual Stadium. The Grasshoppers took an early 4-0 lead but the Braves surged back, thanks to a grand slam from Eric Garcia in the seventh.
When the Georgia General Assembly finished their 2013 session in the wee hours of Thursday, March 28th, thus ended the first session serving as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives for Rome resident Eddie Lumsden. In a recent interview on WLAQ AM 1410′s Good Morning Rome, Lumsden says his first session was ‘great’.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 12:30 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Both are open to the public.
And in college basketball, the Louisville Cardinals are this year’s NCAA champs! Louisville beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game last night at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The win came on the same day that head coach Rick Pitino was announced as a member of the latest Hall of Fame class.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 2-0 in the opener of a three game series in Miami last night.