Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Austrian automotive industry supplier voestalpine Metal Forming, under its automotive body parts unit, plans to build a manufacturing facility near Cartersville in Bartow County. The move will create 220 jobs, according to a release from the Governor’s office. The company will invest $62 million in the new facility, its first in the Southeast.
The Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres for the second night in a row, 6-1 last night in game three of a four game series at Turner Field. Paul Maholm got the win; he pitched seven innings, giving up five hits and just one run (a solo home run from Logan Forsythe in the top of the third).
High school football is right around the corner! There are a number of pre-season games on tap as we head in to the weekend. Jim Alred, new media director for the Rome News-Tribune, has the schedule. He says that Calhoun will be at Rome tonight at 7:30 pm. Tomorrow night’s schedule is as follows: Pepperell at Darlington – 7 pm, Armuchee at Sonoraville – 7:30 pm, Cedartown at Coosa – 7:30 pm and Model at North Murray – 7:30 pm.
The 2012 property tax bills have been mailed for all Floyd County, City of Rome and Cave Spring taxpayers, according to a release from the office of Floyd County Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne. The deadline to pay property taxes is November 15th. Most Floyd County residents will see their tax bills drop from 2011 levels. The millage rate for Floyd County and the City of Rome residents dropped to 29.888 mills and 35.117 mills, respectively (where 1 mil equals $1 per $1000 of assessed value). This was due to the reduction in the State portion of all property tax bills. Assessments have dropped for most residents in the county, resulting in smaller tax bills.
The Rome Braves completed a three game sweep of the Greenville Drive with a 6-1 win last night in Greenville, South Carolina.
NFL pre-season action continues for the Atlanta Falcons tonight as they host the Cincinnati Bengals at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons are in search of their first pre-season win of the year. Kick off is set for 8 pm.
The second annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge is just three days away!
Pirelli Tire celebrated 10 years in Rome, Georgia yesterday with the inauguration of an exhibit at the Rome Area History Museum which includes the first tire produced at the facility. Local dignitaries were on hand for the celebration as the exhibit will become a permanent installation as Pirelli has become a Museum partner, according to a Pirelli media release. The celebration was capped off with a tour of Pirelli’s campus in Rome hosted by region Chairman and CEO Paolo Ferrari. US Senator Johnny Isakson was among those that took the tour.