The Kiwanis Club of Rome recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of women being voted into Kiwanis membership. According to a media release from the Rome Kiwanis Club, in the summer of 1987, delegates at the 72nd annual convention voted to allow women to join the organization. Today, 26 percent of Kiwanis’ total membership is made up of females.
Here’s a reminder that early voting continues at the Floyd County Elections Office at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome thru July 27th. Hours are Monday thru Friday from 8 am until 5 pm. A special Saturday voting day has been set for July 21st from 9 am until 4 pm. An additional early voting site will be open at the Rome Civic Center from July 23rd thru 26th.
The Sulzbacher Roman Holiday riverboat owned by the City of Rome was recently presented with a portable automated external defibrillator (AED) by the Heart of the Community Foundation.
Summer heat can be dangerous, for sure. It’s even more dangerous in a hot car. There have been numerous reports across the state of children being locked in hot cars, which can be life-threatening. Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says that heat can even be a threat on cooler days when it comes to cars. Carpenter says the temperature difference between the outdoors and inside the car is huge.
Governor Nathan Deal reported late last week that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of June totaled $1.54 billion, an increase of $39 million, or 2.6 percent, compared to June 2011. For fiscal year 2012, which ended on June 30th, net revenue collections totaled $16.1 billion, an increase of $742 million, or 4.8 percent, compared to FY 2011.