The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather 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 search for a missing Rome woman ended tragically over the weekend as her body was found at the scene of a wreck off the embankment of US Highway 411 in Bartow County. Nancy Pension, age 43, had been missing since Thursday. Pension had not been seen since she dropped her child off at Unity Christian School and headed to work in Kennesaw. She was found dead at the site of the wreck on Saturday morning. An investigation into the wreck continues.
Election season is in full swing. The focus, of course, has mainly been on the Republican party as their supporters go to the polls to determine who will represent the party in the fall against President Barack Obama. Members of both the Republican and Democratic parties have a vested interest in knowing how the Republican presidential candidates stack up against Obama. Wendy Davis, vice president for campaigns and elections for the Floyd County Democratic Party, told WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome on Thursday that she anticipates lively debates between Obama and whoever gets the Republican presidential nomination. She also noted that there are far fewer debates planned for the fall than are going on now for Republican candidates.
The Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville will continue its monthly lecture series tonight as museum director Jose Santamaria discusses “The Paleontology of Georgia” at 7 pm. Marketing director Joe Schulman invites the public to attend. He says that the museum galleries will be open extended hours until 9 pm.
The 29-year-old man that was hit and killed by a train on Wednesday night has been identified. Donald Hicks, Jr. of Legion Drive in Lindale was struck by a Norfolk-Southern train at the tracks along Maple Road where it turns into Park Avenue. He and another person tried to cross the tracks about 9:30 pm Wednesday night. The other person made it across. Hicks was pronounced dead at Floyd Medical Center shortly after the incident.