Local history buffs and fans of independent films are being urged to support a locally made documentary film entitled Blind Tiger, The Legend of Bell Tree Smith and can do so by attending the Bell Tree Benefit next Thursday evening, June 14th. The event will be held from 6:30 pm until 9 pm at the Rome Area History Museum on Broad Street. It is being sponsored by the museum and the Rome Area Council for the Arts.
A Rome man was killed yesterday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck on East 17th Street near Dean Avenue. Officials are not positive that the wreck caused the death. Will Carmichael, age 84 and of a South Broad Street address, was pronounced dead at Floyd Medical Center’s Emergency Room just before 6 pm.
Dr. Norma Harper has been named Dean of the School of Education at Shorter University. According to a Shorter University media release, Dr. Harper comes to Shorter from Charleston Southern University, where she serves as Professor and Dean of the School of Education. She has been dean at Charleston Southern since 2009. Prior to that, she served as the university’s Director of Undergraduate Studies in Education from 2007 to 2009. She has also taught at Brewton-Parker College, the University of Montevallo, Judson College, Alabama State University and the University of Alabama. She also has six years of experience as a high school teacher.
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Greater Rome Existing Industries Association and Education and Workforce Committees, are sponsoring “Skills to Jobs: Ready to Hire” today from 3 pm until 6 pm at the Rome Civic Center. The event will include local manufacturers and industries that are experiencing difficulty finding the skilled workforce for their available opportunities, according to a Chamber media release. Some of the companies set to participate in the event include: Georgia Power, Marglen Industries, F&P Georgia, OTR Wheel, Rome Tool and Die, Commercial Fluid Power and Suhner Manufacturing. Potential benefits available to those who attend the event include: securing an interview for a job, available entry-level position for which advancement is possible through further education/training, identification and matching of needed job skills and internship/apprenticeship.