The State Transportation Board has a new member. According to a release from the STB, Jerry Shearin of Paulding County was chosen to represent the 14th Congressional District in Northwest Georgia. He was elected to the post by state representatives and senators in the district.
For some local authors, completing the research for a new book can be a very entertaining and educational process. This certainly was the case for Merrill Davies, a Rome resident whose latest book “Becoming Jestina” was inspired by a real-life Rosie the Riveter.
Amanda Carter, director of Rome’s Downtown Development Authority, says that downtown Rome is open for business! She attests that her organization is available to assist those who wish to locate (or relocate) their business to the downtown area. Many resources are available to business owners, such as small business loans and a facade grant program. And if business owners have any questions, the DDA has answers.
The Floyd County Commission took a moment during their regular meeting on Tuesday to honor Deputy Jason Pearce and other employees of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with the delivery of a baby in the parking lot of the Judicial Center back in October. The FCSO posted a video of the commendation on their Facebook page.
Tax season has arrived! And once again this year, trained AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are poised to offer free help and electronic filing for low to middle income tax payers. Hours have been set for 1 pm until 4 pm each Wednesday at the Charles C. Parker Center, 1325 Kingston Road, through April 11th; tax help is also offered at the Rome-Floyd County Library on Riverside Parkway every Saturday from 10 am until 2 pm through April 14th and every Monday from 1 pm until 4 pm through April 16th.