Chad Whitefield has announced that he is dropping out of the race for State Senate. He is giving up his bid for the Senate in order to focus on a new business venture. His company, Rome-based Advanced Rehabilitation Management Group, has entered into a joint venture opportunity in Florida and Virginia. He expects a lot of travel with this new venture.
Floyd Medical Center’s Palliative Care program is among four programs in the southeastern United States to receive a $10,000 Livestrong Community Impact Project grant, according to an FMC media release. Livestrong is the organization founded by cyclist Lance Armstrong to serve people living with cancer and to empower communities to take action against the world’s leading cause of death.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow. They’ll meet in a caucus session at noon, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Keep up with Floyd County and Rome City meetings and agendas online at www.romefloyd.com.
The extensive history of the Noble Family and their time in Rome will be the focus of the Civil War Symposium this Thursday, April 12th at 6:30 pm in the Coosa Room of the Rome Floyd County Library. Local architect Robert Noble will present the history of his family, according to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau. Noble is a native Roman and a great great grandson of John Noble. He is an architect whose offices are located on South Broad directly across the river from where the historical Noble Foundry stood during the Civil War. The Noble Foundry played a significant role in the war with the production of famed Noble Cannons. The foundry also manufactured “The Yonah”, a player in the Great Locomotive Chase that took place on April 12, 1862.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Rome Exchange Club and it’s Family Resource Center seeks to reduce cases of child abuse in this area through education of families and local residents. One of the ways in which they are doing that is through Blue Mondays. Club members urge the public to join them on Mondays in April in wearing blue to raise awareness of child abuse prevention, according to Child Abuse Prevention Month Chair Robert Smyth.