College basketball fans see March Madness as the best time of the year. The Rome Symphony Orchestra sees it as a great opportunity to raise money. The Symphony will host a Guys Night Out – NCAA Basketball “First Four” viewing party on Tuesday, March 13th at the City Club above Old Havana Cigar Company.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll meet 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. Both are open to the public. Take a look at the Commission’s agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Tomorrow is Super Tuesday. Georgia is among 10 states nationwide whose voters will go to the polls to have their say on who should get the Republican presidential nomination. In addition, voters in Floyd County will determine the fate of the 2012 SPLOST. And those in the City of Rome will cast their ballots for or against Sunday alcohol package sales. Polls will open at 7 am and remain open until 7 pm. For more information about tomorrow’s election, call the Floyd County Elections and Registration office at (706) 295-5167.
A group of local business people are speaking out in support of the 2012 SPLOST. Nancy Smith, owner of NL Smithworks, Alan Horne with Suzuki Manufacturing, are members of the Rome/Floyd County Citizens for Progress and discussed the matter on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome last Friday.
The Paradise Garden Foundation has announced that this year’s Finster Fest has been scheduled for May 5th and 6th at Dowdy Park in Summerville. The event began as Howard Finster Day in Summerville in the early 1980s and has become internationally known as Finster Fest. It is one of North Georgia’s most popular Folk Art and Music Festivals. Finster Fest 2012 will include performing acts such as Roger Allen Wade, Patterson Hood of the Drive-by Truckers and others. It will also serve as host to artists from around the nation, coming together to celebrate the legacy of Howard Finster. In addition, there will be a recycled art project and a shuttle to Paradise Garden for tours during the two-day festival.