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City approves resolution to relocate Confederate statue

City approves resolution to relocate Confederate statue

July 14, 2020–1:08 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Commission has approved a resolution expressing the desire to relocate the statue of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from Myrtle Hill Cemetery to Fort Norton on Jackson Hill. The relocation would be contingent on further study and engineering. The commission also approved the formation of an…

City commission approves mandatory mask emergency order

City commission approves mandatory mask emergency order

July 14, 2020–1:04 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Commission has approved an emergency order requiring the wearing of face coverings in public places when social distancing is not feasible. The order is an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. During a joint city/county meeting last week, public health officials and representatives from Floyd,…

Rome City School Board to discuss budget

Rome City School Board to discuss budget

July 14, 2020–1:00 a.m. STAFF REPORTS First Reading and the first public hearing regarding the Rome City School System’s proposed Fiscal Year 21 Budget is on the agenda for tonight’s Rome School Board meeting. The FY20 Budget is about $2.2 million less than the original FY20 Budget. Today’s Rome City School Board meeting begins at 4:00…

Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday

Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday

July 14, 2020–12:57 a.m. STAFF REPORTS A packed agenda awaits Floyd County Commissioners when they meet this evening. The commission will consider the approval of a budget for a COVID-19 marketing plan. During a joint city/county meeting last week, the county commissioners in attendance indicated support for a public education effort to encourage the wearing…

COVID-19 Testing Hours Change At Chattooga Health Department

COVID-19 Testing Hours Change At Chattooga Health Department

July 13th, 2020 – 4:15 PM Chattooga County Health Department –  Starting today, hours are changing for getting free, drive-up COVID-19 testing at the Chattooga County Health Department. The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is changing testing hours at its Northwest Georgia drive-up COVID-19 testing locations throughout the district which includes Chattooga…

GA DPH COVID-19 State Report for July 13th

GA DPH COVID-19 State Report for July 13th

July 13th, 2020 – 4:15 PM Georgia Department of Public Health –  These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 7/13/2020, 2:50:06 PM. On Monday, the State of Georgia reported 3,643 new COVID-19 cases on since sunday. In addition, there were 217 additional hospitalizations from…

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