Insider: Rome School Board race getting active. Another restaurant on the move? A surprise win-win announcement. Trashy situation?

Insider: Rome School Board race getting active. Another restaurant on the move? A surprise win-win announcement. Trashy situation?

A couple of things we’re chasing this week:

Ron Roach indeed is planning a run for Rome City Schools — as are others: That’s if he has time to recover from some around-the-house chores on Tuesday. We’ll have his campaign update later today. He is the second newcomer to declare intent to qualify for one of the seven seats on the board. We’re tracking four additional names and awaiting re-election decisions by the seven incumbents. We repeat: the Rome school board race might be the entree on the Nov. 7 ballot.

On the move: Make that two area restaurants looking to relocate — and one much sooner than you might expect. While one has downtown Rome listed as target no. 1, the other will stay somewhat close to its roots. The latter needs a final contract before announcing the change but if-and-when, it will be quick.

Something smelly: Another financial casualty on “The Hill” at Shorter University? Take a look around campus today to see what is missing: garbage cans. All were hauled off campus earlier this week. We asked for a comment and got no reply.

Year of change: Joe Costolnick, a veteran lieutenant at the Rome Police Department, has traded in his badge for a new cause — to serve as executive director of Harbor House. That’s an incredible commitment for one of the past Rome Celebrity Dance Contest participants. Costolnick and Kim Davis of the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia will join us on Hometown Radio on WRGA 98.7 FM at 8:40 a.m. Thursday.

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