Floyd County was tops in the state of Georgia for animal rabies cases in 2011 with 15, and Northwest Georgia Public Health officials have already confirmed two cases this year. Health officials continue to urge local residents to take precautionary and preventative measures against rabies.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll convene in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Girl Scouts turned 100 last Monday, March 12th. A 100th birthday celebration was held during the weekend prior to that in the birthplace of the Girl Scouts, Savannah. Local Troop 7244 got to be a part of the auspicious occasion. Troop Leader Charisse Durham says it was a remarkable experience for the girls.
Congratulations to the Top 5 bands in the 3rd annual 95.7 FM The Ridge/Rome News-Tribune “Battle of the Bands”. The online voting portion of the ‘Battle’ ended yesterday. The Top 5 are: Brothers and Sisters with 949 votes (and the People’s Choice Award winner), Clint Sansing with 740 votes, Nosecone Prophets with 578 votes, Shawn Aris with 518 votes and Five 40 with 507 votes.
A downtown Rome St. Patrick’s Day tradition will be held actually on St. Patrick’s Day this year. The fourth annual St. PETrick’s Day pet parade will make its way down the sidewalks of Broad Street this Saturday, March 17th. Registration begins at 10 am in the gravel parking lot adjacent to Bridgepoint Plaza, with the parade to begin at 11 am. Participants are asked not to park in the gravel lot at the plaza. The entry fee is $10 and includes a free t-shirt while supplies last.