Qualifying begins today at 9 am for federal, state and local offices. It continues thru Friday at noon. Qualifying for state and federal races will take place in Atlanta. Those seeking to qualify for local partisan races must do so with their party. The Floyd County Republican Party’s headquarters opens today at 337 Broad Street in Rome. The Floyd County Democratic Party’s headquarters is located at 5 Broad Street.
Memorial Day is coming up on Monday, May 28th. A special service will be held in the Shannon community that day, for which the guest speaker will be Major General William Terry Nesbitt, former Adjutant General of the Georgia National Guard. The service will begin at noon near the flagpole at 1 Memorial Drive.
Familiar faces will take the stage in the second annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge on Saturday, August 18th at 7 pm at the Rome City Auditorium. All proceeds will benefit the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.
DisAbility Link NW invites the public to an Open House today from 2 pm until 4 pm at their new location at 242 North Fifth Avenue in Rome, next to Rome ReSale.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll convene 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. Detrick Redding is scheduled to be sworn in as the newest Commissioner. He was chosen from a slate of eight candidates to take the Ward Two post vacated by Duane Reid at the end of February. Take a look at Commissioners’ agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.