Advance voting for the March 6th presidential primary election begins today. It will be offered thru March 2nd at the Floyd County Elections office located inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. The office will be open to voters until 5 pm on weekdays and on one Saturday, February 25th from 9 am until 4 pm. A second location will be open at the Rome Civic Center during the final week of early voting.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session 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. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is due for some upgrades in the near future. Chairman of the Board Ruth Demeter says that the changes are based on recommendations that resulted from a recent study of the museum and include an interpretive center.
In news from over the weekend, the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame has announced that four will be inducted into the 2012 Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame. The inductees include: Willie Brown, Amateur Athletics; Mary Brock McMahon, Amateur Athletics; Bob Williams, Meritorious Service and Dwight Henderson, Lifetime Achievement. All will be honored on Monday, February 27th at Krannert Center at Berry College. There will be a reception, dinner banquet and awards ceremony. Tickets are available for $25 each and can be purchased at the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority at 1 Shorter Avenue. For more information, call Parks and Rec at (706) 291-0766.
Today is the final day of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia. The focus of the day is Flooding. According to information from the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency, floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters, aside from fire. Most communities in Georgia experience some kind of flooding after spring rains or heavy thunderstorms. Floods can either be slow or fast rising but usually develop over a period of days. The potentially worst flood events can be posed by dam failures. When a dam fails, a massive quantity of water is suddenly released downstream, destroying anything in its path.