The Floyd County Commission will meet tomorrow. They’ll convene 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. Two new commissioners join the board for tomorrow’s meeting as Rhonda Wallace and Larry Maxey took their Oath of Office last week. Wallace and Maxey were chosen in the July 31st primary election to fill the unexpired terms of Chad Whitefield and Eddie Lumsden.
It will be a busy weekend in Rome, Georgia this coming weekend. Saturday holds a plethora of events in store for Romans. The second annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge will be held at 7 pm at the Rome City Auditorium. Funds raised will benefit the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia. The Coosa River Basin Initiative’s annual River Revelry: A Biodiversity Bash will take place that evening from 6 pm until 11 pm at Heritage Park. Cancer Navigators will hold a kayak/canoe paddle fundraiser that will begin at Grizzard Park at 3:30 pm and will end at Heritage Park in time for the CRBI’s River Revelry. Also going on Saturday, the Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower Road Race to raise money for the Exchange Club Family Resource Center. The race will begin at 8 am on Second Avenue in front of Barron Stadium and will end on top of the levee. The 11th annual Health Initiative for Men (sponsored by 100 Black Men of Rome) will also be held on Saturday from 8 am until noon at the Floyd County Health Department at 16 East 12th Street in Rome.
The Floyd GOP will host their annual Rally tomorrow at the Tillman Hangar at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field. The event is set to get underway at 11 am with a barbecue lunch. The cost is $10 per person or $25 for a family of four.
The ninth annual Rome International Film Festival is just around the corner. The festival opens on the evening of Thursday, September 6th and, as always, will feature films from all over the world. It will continue all day and into the evening on Friday and Saturday, September 7th and 8th. New Executive Director Ryan Simmons says that films will be shown at the Historic DeSoto Theatre and the Rome Area History Museum. He expects it to be a big draw for Rome’s downtown area.
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of July totaled $1.32 billion for an increase of $91 million, or 7.4 percent, compared to July 2011. For the month-ended July 31, gross tax revenue deposits totaled $1.8 billion – an increase of $53.5 million, or 3.1 percent, compared to July the previous year.