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. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Many wishing for rain in Rome and Floyd County got their wish last night as lightning and thunder moved into the area, accompanied by rain in some areas. A chance of showers and thunderstorms remains in the forecast for today and throughout much of the week, according to the National Weather Service. Otherwise, today will be partly sunny and hot with a high of 103. A heat advisory has been issued by the NWS that remains in effect until 9 pm tonight. Heat index values of 105 to 109 are expected.
The Floyd County Police Department is now handling the death of a two-year-old girl as a criminal investigation. The decision follows the findings of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab that Kailee Marie Parker’s death is a result of and is termed as homicide, according to a release from the Floyd County Police. The release reveals that police are looking into the injuries that Kailee had received that cannot be explained by those from an accident. The toddler was reportedly assaulted by others and died of multiple blunt traumatic injuries to the head. Police intend to conduct a thorough investigation into her death. The investigation by the Floyd County Police Criminal Investigation Division is being led by Sgt. Teri Davis and Investigator Ojilvia Lom.
The Rome Tea Party’s T-SPLOST Town Hall meeting is set for tomorrow from 10 am until noon at Burk Farms in Armuchee. The event is being held to make for a more informed voting public where the T-SPLOST referendum that will be on the ballot in the July 31st primary is concerned. TEA Party member Mike Morton says that a number of speaker panelists have been lined up for the meeting who are knowledgeable on the T-SPLOST referendum. That list includes: State Representative Katie Dempsey, former Floyd County Commission Chairman Eddie Lumsden, Georgia Public Policy Foundation Vice-President Benita Dodd and Dalton, Georgia Mayor David Pennington.
Floyd County Manager Blaine Williams says that the T-SPLOST referendum set for a vote in the July 31st primary would fund some much needed road improvements in Rome and Floyd County. Williams was a guest on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome on Thursday and stated that discretionary funds of about $2.1 million would allow the county to perform necessary paving.