Stephanie Dean, a fifth grade social studies and writing teacher at West Central Elementary, has been named the Rome City Schools’ Teacher of the Year. Brittany Carpenter, a kindergarten teacher at East Central Elementary, is the runner-up. Both were honored during the school system’s Teacher of the Year banquet at Rome Middle on Tuesday evening. Julie Clonts, secretary for Elm Street Elementary, received the Support Employee of the Year Award.
The Floyd County Commission has approved a proposal from the Rome Area Council for the Arts (RACA) to construct an arts amphitheater and exhibition space adjacent to the Rome-Floyd County Library. Commissioners approved the measure during their regular meeting on Tuesday.
The Rome City Commission has nixed a proposed ordinance that would have created an open-consumption alcohol district in downtown Rome. The final vote on the matter was 7-1 against the measure; Commissioner Wendy Davis was the lone ‘yea’ vote, according to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune. A number of citizens attended Monday night’s City Commission meeting to express their concern over the proposal.
The streets of downtown Rome will once again be filled with music during the 2nd annual Fiddlin’ Fest street festival to be hosted by Rome’s Downtown Development Authority this Saturday, October 14th.
Today is the deadline to register to vote in the November 7th election. According to a release from the Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration, interested parties may register to vote at the Floyd County Elections Office, located inside the county’s Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue; it is open from 8 am until 5 pm every Monday through Friday. Other places to register include: local libraries, Georgia Department of Driver Services, online through the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, local high schools, colleges and universities, and the Department of Children and Family Services.