The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session tonight. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Rome City Manager John Bennett is expected to deliver his State of the City address at tonight’s meeting. Take a look at the City Commission’s full agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Cancer Navigators’ main fundraiser of the year, Cast Off Against Cancer, is officially underway. Money raised from the fundraiser will assist in Cancer Navigators’ mission to help cancer patients in this region. Cast Off Against Cancer will culminate with a finale celebration on April 7th.
The announcement was made as we headed into the weekend that Ben Poplin will serve as the voice of the Rome Braves on 95.7 FM The Ridge in 2013. Poplin is a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University, where he was the voice of the Owls baseball team for the past three seasons. He also called games for other sports at KSU, including softball, basketball and soccer.
The observation of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia concludes today with a focus on Flooding Safety.
The Floyd County Tax Commissioner’s Office is set to host a public information meeting this evening at 5:30 pm in the upstairs room of the Historic Court House on Fifth Avenue in downtown Rome. The purpose of the meeting is to go over the new title tax law changes that will take effect on March 1st. For more information, contact Floyd County Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne by calling him at (706) 291-5148 or via email at email@example.com.
With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, are you looking for love? Before you can be with the right person, you have to be the right person. This is the advice of Atlanta-based therapist and author Dr. Karin Smithson, who says that being whole before you enter into a relationship makes for much more fertile grounds for a healthy relationship.
Berry College’s basketball teams split a pair of games with Southern Athletic Association rival Hendrix yesterday afternoon in Conway, Arkansas. Berry’s women were narrowly defeated 68-66, dropping their record to 10-12 overall and 5-7 in the SAA. That was followed by the first road victory in nearly two years for Berry’s men, 63-60. The Vikings improve to 5-18 overall and 2-10 in conference play. Yesterday’s split at Hendrix followed a pair of losses for both Berry basketball teams at Rhodes on Friday night. The women lost by a final score of 71-46, while the men were defeated 67-47. The Berry women will host Oakwood tomorrow night at 7 pm at Berry’s Cage Center. That will be followed by men’s and women’s home games versus SAA rival Millsaps on Friday night (with tip off at 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men). All of those games will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.
Progress continues on the development of downtown Rome. Rome Downtown Development Authority Director Ann Arnold says that recent work with the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute on a Master Plan for downtown Rome has rendered some very good input. Highlights include a need for more decoration of the medians on Broad Street and for more furniture stores downtown.