The Floyd County Commission will hold their first meeting of the new year tomorrow. They’ll meet in a caucus session at noon, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Commissioners are expected to choose their chairman and vice chair at tomorrow’s meeting. The meeting will also be the first official meeting as County Manager for Blaine Williams, who took the position permanently on January first. Take a look at the Floyd County Commission’s agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly gets underway today under the Gold Dome (the State Capitol) in Atlanta. State Senator Barry Loudermilk said in an interview last week on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome that like last year, he believes tax reform will be a major focus of state legislators this year. He also expects the T-SPLOST will continue to be a topic of discussion. Loudermilk anticipates that the budget and education will also be important items of business for state legislators in 2012.
The Three Rivers Invitational Bull Riding will be held tonight and tomorrow night at the Forum in downtown Rome. Doors will open at 6 pm both nights, with bull riding to start at 8 pm.
As a new year begins, the Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville is celebrating three years since it opened. Tellus marketing director Joe Schulman says the museum has welcomed a lot of visitors since 2009.
The Georgia General Assembly will begin their 2012 session on Monday. When it begins, Senator Barry Loudermilk will be hard at work serving the people of his 52nd district. Loudermilk says he will retain the following committee assignments: chair of the Science and Technology committee, vice chair of Military Affairs and Homeland Security committee and Economic Development committee. He has been added to the Regulated Industries committee.