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Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins

The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) supports the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the National Weather Service in observing February 1-5, as Severe Weather Awareness Week. Encouraging families to learn emergency preparedness and response procedures for all types of severe weather events is the goal of the observance with a daily focus on these topics: February...

  • Blog
  • Tim Herrington
  • Joint
  • Posted: 02/01/2016

Rome City Auditorium SPLOST Update

Rome City Auditorium SPLOST funded improvements are well underway! Watch the video to learn about the latest upgrades.  2016 Events: Event Calendar Book the Auditorium: Details

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 01/06/2016

Lonzo Roberson Named Interim Police Chief

The office of the Rome City Manager named Lonzo Roberson Tuesday as Interim Police Chief during the search for a permanent replacement for Chief Elaine Snow, who retires at the end of this year.    Chief Roberson is slated to begin work on January 4, 2016 and stay on throughout the search process which is expected to conclude in less than 120 days.  The City of Rome is...

  • Article
  • Joint
  • Posted: 12/30/2015

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Closings:  Rome City offices are closed Friday, January 1. Solid Waste will collect Fri. routes for garbage and recycling on Thu. (yard waste will not be serviced). Rome City offices are closed Thu - Fri, December 24 - 25. Solid Waste will collect both Thu. and Fri. routes for garbage and recycling on Thu. (yard waste will not be serviced).

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 12/30/2015

Are You Prepared for Winter Weather?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2015 Contact: Tim Herrington Director 706.236.5002 herringtont@floydcountyga.org Are You Prepared for Winter Weather? Floyd County EMA Encourages Floyd County Residents to Prepare during Winter Weather Preparedness Week Nov. 30-Dec. 4 Rome – While many consider the snow and ice that accompanies the winter season to be scenic, people can forget that...

  • press
  • Joint
  • Posted: 11/30/2015

Discount Parking this Holiday Season with Mobile app - Public Parking lot on E 1st St.

Parkmobile, LLC and City of Rome announce a holiday discount for customers who take advantage of Parkmobile’s mobile payment solution. Rome parking customers will be rewarded with one hour of free parking when using Parkmobile promo code: 1offRome. The offer is good for parking in the E. 1st Street parking lot and will run through the holiday season from Monday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 4....

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 11/16/2015

Rome City Partners with EveryoneOn to Offer Affordable Internet

The City of Rome is pleased to announce a new partnership with EveryoneOn to increase Internet connectivity for low-income families. The city recognizes that access to the Internet has become essential for communication, business and education and households that do not have access to Internet are disproportionately from low-income and minority communities. By partnering with EveryoneOn,...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 10/27/2015

Rome Tennis Center at Berry College

Keep up with our construction progress at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. https://www.facebook.com/TennisCenterOfGeorgia?fref=photo

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 10/15/2015

GE Transfers 123 Acres in West Rome to City

After working together for a number of years to prepare a portion of the former General Electric (GE) Medium Transformer facility to be donated to the City of Rome for public use, the City and GE have finalized an agreement that transfers ownership of 123 acres in West Rome. “The city is grateful to GE for its donation,” said Rome Mayor Jamie Doss. “Be assured we will put the land to good...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 10/09/2015

Big Donation for Clocktower

On Sept. 21, the City of Rome received a huge donation to the Clocktower Restoration Fund in the form of a $2,000 check from the Rome Area Heritage Foundation, as well as an additional $250 for a brick that will be placed in the walkway to the clocktower to display the name of the donors. RAHF President, Paula Blaylock, and Treasurer, Jack Summerbell, presented the check to City Manager,...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 10/08/2015

Notice of Sign Ordinance

The Rome-Floyd County Planning Department and Building Inspection Department would like to share notice of the local sign ordinance for the benefit of public safety. Temporary signs installed in a right-of-way are in violation of litter laws and sign ordinances. These signs are hazardous to drivers and pedestrians as they can obstruct the line-of-sight. Temporary signs may only be...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 10/06/2015

Mike Hackett Selected as Rome Water & Sewer Division Director

The office of the Rome City Manager is pleased to announce Mike Hackett has been selected as the new Water & Sewer Division Director to succeed Leigh Ross. Hackett, a 15-year veteran of the Department, currently serves as the Water & Sewer Assistant Director.    “Mike is very well suited to take over the reins of our Water & Sewer Division,” said City Manager, Sammy...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • Joint
  • Posted: 08/27/2015

Notice of Proposed Property Tax Increase

The Rome City Commission announces its intention to hold a Public Hearing at a called City Commission meeting on Thursday, July 23 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sam King Room at City Hall concerning the proposed 2015 millage tax rate. The proposed combined rates for the city government and city schools of 26.136 will result in a .05% decrease from the prior year and a .7% increase over the calculated...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 07/20/2015

Rome is First Georgia City to Join Next Century Cities as a Leader for High-Speed Internet

Nationwide initiative supports broadband investment for community development_____________________________________________________________________________________ Mayor Jamie Doss announces The City of Rome has joined Next Century Cities, a bipartisan, city-to-city initiative dedicated to ensuring the availability of next-generation broadband Internet for all communities. The City of Rome...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • Joint
  • Posted: 07/13/2015

Strong Moody Bond Rating for Rome Tennis Center of Georgia Underwriting

Moody’s Investor Service has assigned an Aa2 rating to the City of Rome’s $11 million in Revenue Bonds for the financing of the Rome Tennis Center of Georgia at Berry College. The Moody’s report details the rating score of Aa2 as “very strong”. Moody’s defines its global long-term and sort-term rating scales as forward looking opinions of the relative credit risks of financial obligations...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • Joint
  • Posted: 07/06/2015

Ratings Could Equate to Lower Fire Insurance Premiums for Community

The City of Rome and Floyd County have received new ratings from the ISO’s Public Protection Classification (PPC) Program which could equate to lower fire insurance premiums for residential and commercial properties. The ISO recently completed a PPC survey which analyzed the structural fire suppression delivery system provided in our community. The city and county Public Protection...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • Joint
  • Posted: 07/06/2015

Negative Impact to Community Sales Tax

The Georgia Department of Revenue has informed finance officials of local Rome and Floyd County governments of a sales tax refund request settlement that will require the community to remit funds back to the Department of Revenue. From the information provided, a local industry made an accounting error spanning from 2005-2012 in the amount of $3,943,578.86. The local sales taxes impacted are...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • Joint
  • Posted: 07/02/2015

State of the City Report for 2015

The State of the City report for 2015 as presented by Mr. Sammy Rich, City Manager. Please click link for the full report. State of the City Report 2015

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 04/02/2015

City of Rome Selected to Receive Federal Historic Preservation Grant

April 2015 - The City of Rome will receive $9,000 for a preservation plan for the historic African-American Fairview School, located in Cave Spring, Floyd County from the FFY 2015 Historic Preservation Fund. The City of Rome was selected as one of nine Georgia communities to receive a FFY 2015 federal subgrant from the FFY 2015 Historic Preservation Fund to conduct historic...

  • Article
  • Joint
  • Posted: 05/26/2015

NWGRH Redevelopment Survey

Can you spare a few moments to let the City know your thoughts on redevelopment ideas for the Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital facility? Please click Survey to fill it out.

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 05/29/2015

Key Election Dates 2016

  • Article
  • Floyd County
  • Posted: 11/10/2015

BOE Pre-Agenda20151207

  • Article
  • Floyd County
  • Posted: 11/11/2015

Auditorium

2016 Rome City Auditorium Event Dates Get event details and ticketing information at: VenueDog Jan 8 Rome Middle Jan 15 MLK Production Jan 18 MLK Celebration Jan 23 Rome Civic Ballet Feb 5 – 7 Darlington School Feb 8 West Central Chorus Feb 13 Shorter University Band Feb 16 NWGA Winds Feb 20 Heart & Soul/Clock Tower Jazz Feb 26 – 27 Rome’s...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 12/23/2015
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