ROME CHRISTMAS PARADE USHERS IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

In spite of the cold last night and nasty weather prior to that, the Rome Christmas Parade went on as scheduled last night.  The parade made its way down Broad Street, led by grand marshals Sam and Janet Baltzer.  The highlight of the parade came at the end when Santa Claus lit the city’s Christmas tree.  A tree near the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce is currently serving as Rome’s Christmas tree, after the one in front of City Hall was infested with beetles and was cut down earlier this week.  According to parade co-chair Janet Byington, it will be replaced.

HOSPITAL BOARDS REACH AGREEMENT ON POLK MEDICAL CENTER

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Members of the Cedartown-Polk County Hospital Authority, the Hospital Authority of Floyd County and Floyd Healthcare Management Inc. have signed a definitive agreement through which the Cedartown-Polk County Hospital Authority will lease Polk Medical Center to the Hospital Authority of Floyd County as of April 1, 2012.  The boards had originally agreed to a January 1st commencement, but decided upon a three-month extension of the existing lease with Redmond Regional Medical Center with the intent of facilitating an orderly transition, according to a release from the Cedartown-Polk County Hospital Authority.