A one-day arts and crafts fair will be held tomorrow to benefit The Breast Center at Floyd. The event is set for 9 am until 5 pm in the parking lot of the Harbin Clinic’s Tony E. Warren MD Cancer Center, 255 West Fifth Street in Rome, according to a media release from Floyd Medical Center. There will be arts, crafts, food and a silent auction.
Governor Nathan Deal announced yesterday that New Hampshire-based Foss Manufacturing Company will open a manufacturing and distribution operation in Rome. According to a release from the Governor’s office, this will mean a $15 million investment and 150 new jobs over three years.
The Rome TEA Party invites the public to Turning Values into Votes in 2012 and Beyond this Thursday, September 26th from 7 pm until 8:30 pm at the Charles C Parker Active Adult Center at 1325 Kingston Road. The guest speaker will be K Carl Smith, the Frederick Douglass Liberty Messenger, a retired Marine and founder of the Frederick Douglass Republican Movement. Mike Morton with the Rome TEA Party says that Smith is a speaker worth hearing.
Make your plans now to attend the Brent Hillburn Music Festival this Friday and Saturday, September 28th and 29th at The Rock Campground and Park at 130 Forsyth Road in Rockmart. Cancer Navigators will benefit from the two-day music festival. The festival will be highlighted by Gospel and Christian acts on Friday night and a variety of music from country to rock to blues on Saturday.
Romans may notice a large number of emergency vehicles afoot over the next couple of days, but no need to be alarmed: it is only a drill. The Counter-Terrorism Task Force (CTTF) is partnering with Rome/Floyd County and will be conducting a field training exercise (FTX) at State Mutual Stadium, home of the Rome Braves, and in the surrounding area. According to a release from Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security, the purpose of the exercise is to help emergency officials better detect, deter and prevent acts of terrorism.