The victim of a house fire on Fosters Mill Road on Saturday evening has been identified. Dorothy Nell Clonts, age 75, died at the scene just before 7 pm. The fire began just after 5:30 pm. Clonts’ husband had gone to the store. She was smoking while using oxygen when the incident occurred. Her cause of death has yet to be officially determined.
The National Parkinson Foundation was so successful with their first-ever Moving Day events last year that they are expanding Moving Day to include more cities this year. Moving Day started with three pilot events here in Rome and in Pittsburgh and Washington DC in October. James Trussell, Chief Volunteer Officer with the National Parkinson Foundation Georgia chapter, says that Moving Day was so widely received in those communities that more are coming in 2012, including one in nearby Cedartown.
The nation’s economy continues to be a concern for lawmakers. US Senator Saxby Chambliss said in a recent interview on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome that a major focus for himself and his colleagues is putting Americans back to work. He indicates that much has been done and continues to be done in the housing market and on infrastructure, in particular.
Early voting in person got underway yesterday for the March 6th presidential primary election. It is being offered on weekdays from 8 am until 5 pm through March 2nd at the Floyd County Elections Office inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. It will also be offered on one Saturday, February 24th from 9 am until 4 pm. A second early voting location will be open at the Rome Civic Center during the last week that early voting is offered.
Advance voting for the March 6th presidential primary election begins today. It will be offered thru March 2nd at the Floyd County Elections office located inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. The office will be open to voters until 5 pm on weekdays and on one Saturday, February 25th from 9 am until 4 pm. A second location will be open at the Rome Civic Center during the final week of early voting.