Larry Maxey has announced his intentions to run for the Floyd County Commission post 4 vacated by Eddie Lumsden. Maxey is the president of Lakes Construction Company. A special election will be held on July 31st to determine who will fill the post, which Lumsden left in March to run for State House District 11.
Cancer Navigators has announced the winning crews in their Cast Off Against Cancer fund-raising campaign. The campaign wrapped up this past Sunday with a celebration at the Harbin Clinic’s Tony E. Warren MD Cancer Center.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow (Tuesday). They’ll meet in a caucus session at 4 pm, followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. A called meeting is set for today at 10:30 am to tackle some items that require votes from all three commissioners currently on the board. Commissioner John Mayes will be out of town and not in attendance at tomorrow’s meeting. The board is normally comprised of five members, but is down to three until a July 31st special election is held. Take a look at commissioners’ agendas online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Clocktower Classic handcycling race will be held this weekend in Rome, with one event in Cedartown. The event will bring world-class handcyclists to our community.
It appears that Rome and Northwest Georgia experienced April weather in March and is now experiencing March weather in April. Highs today are only expected to be in the low 60s. A wind advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for north and central Georgia that will take effect at 11 am today and will remain in effect until 7 pm this evening. A wind advisory means that sustained winds of at least 20 miles per hour or gusts as high as 35 miles per hour are expected. Otherwise, we’ll have mostly sunny skies in Rome today. Skies will be partly cloudy tonight with a low in the mid 30s. Patchy frost is forecasted after 2 am.