Non-profit preservation group MH Mitchell, Inc. will dedicate a new marker in the Myrtle Hill Cemetery this Saturday, February 11th at 11 am. According to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau, the marker will be located in the Historic Civil War section of the cemetery and will stand at the grave of Colonel George Washington Lee and explain his significance. Lee saved the State Archives of Georgia just days after the beginning of Sherman’s March to the Sea.
This week, February 6th thru 10th, is Severe Weather Awareness Week. Each day this week, a different topic related to severe weather will be highlighted.
Today is Family Preparedness/NOAA Weather Radio Day. Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock says, “Family Preparedness Day is a time for every family to plan and rehearse what they should do during the first 72-hours of any severe weather-related event or disaster.”
Today is the last day to register to vote in the March 6th presidential primary election. Also in this election, local voters will decide on the proposed 2012 SPLOST and Sunday alcohol package sales. Floyd County residents can register to vote at the elections office inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. For more information, call the elections office at (706) 291-5167 or visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.georgia.gov.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The search for a missing Rome woman ended tragically over the weekend as her body was found at the scene of a wreck off the embankment of US Highway 411 in Bartow County. Nancy Pension, age 43, had been missing since Thursday. Pension had not been seen since she dropped her child off at Unity Christian School and headed to work in Kennesaw. She was found dead at the site of the wreck on Saturday morning. An investigation into the wreck continues.