February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Dr. Dan Pate with the West Rome Animal Clinic says that an animal’s dental health is just as important to their overall health as it is to humans.
The Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum has announced that it is getting a $25,000 contribution from AT&T Georgia for educational programs for the youth of Northwest Georgia and metro Atlanta. Tellus educational offerings promote the development of students and encourage them to pursue careers in science, math and engineering.
Non-profit preservation group MH Mitchell, Inc. will dedicate a new marker in the Myrtle Hill Cemetery this Saturday, February 11th at 11 am. According to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau, the marker will be located in the Historic Civil War section of the cemetery and will stand at the grave of Colonel George Washington Lee and explain his significance. Lee saved the State Archives of Georgia just days after the beginning of Sherman’s March to the Sea.
This week, February 6th thru 10th, is Severe Weather Awareness Week. Each day this week, a different topic related to severe weather will be highlighted.
Today is Family Preparedness/NOAA Weather Radio Day. Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock says, “Family Preparedness Day is a time for every family to plan and rehearse what they should do during the first 72-hours of any severe weather-related event or disaster.”
Today is the last day to register to vote in the March 6th presidential primary election. Also in this election, local voters will decide on the proposed 2012 SPLOST and Sunday alcohol package sales. Floyd County residents can register to vote at the elections office inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. For more information, call the elections office at (706) 291-5167 or visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.georgia.gov.