The first formal gathering of the Rome City Commission candidates is set for Tuesday, five weeks out from election day (Nov. 7). The six candidates for three seats on the Rome City Commission will address the Tuesday, Oct. 3, meeting of the Floyd County Republican Women. The event begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Red Lobster on Shorter Avenue with the meeting starting at noon. Invited to speak are candidates Wendy Davis, Jamie Doss, Bill Kerestes, Sue Lee, Monica Sheppard and Randy Quick. Those attending are asked to bring diapers that will be donated to the Good Neighbors Ministries on Second Avenue. For more: Contact Elaine Watson, president, at 706-266-6112.
Education tax pros and cons the subject of a special two-segment Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA on Oct. 12: Dr. John Jackson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools, and Lou Byars, superintendent of Rome City Schools, will join us from 7:40 until 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm. The superintendents have asked to join us under the conditions that the interview is not designed to “promote” the tax. This will be a news interview with the superintendents addressing up to $80 million in projects proposed for funding by extending the current one-penny sales tax. The interview will address the specifics of each project and all the questions that have been asked about each. Only the superintendents will join us in studio and on-air.