Rome City Commissioner Duane Reid has announced that he is resigning from his Ward 2 post, effective February 29th. He sites his new job as keeping him from being able to regularly attend City Commission meetings. Reid has resigned before, in early 2007, at which time he left Rome to take a job in Florida. He returned to Rome and ran in November 2007 for the seat he currently holds. The Rome City Commission is expected to find someone to replace Reid until his post is up for election in November 2012.
Severe Weather Awareness Week continues in Georgia. Today’s focus is Thunderstorm Safety.
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.