The Rome City Commission has unanimously agreed to hire two firms to design the Tennis Center of Georgia at Berry College. The job will be completed by Rome based Cevian Design Lab and international company Populous. The 72-court facility will be the largest in the state. It is a 2013 SPLOST-funded project.
The Rome Police Department will host the first annual Unsafe Seat Project today at the Rome Civic Center from 3 pm until 7 pm. The last inspection is set to begin at 6:30 pm.
Ford, Gittings and Kane Jewelers at 312 Broad Street in downtown Rome is offering the public an opportunity to bid on jewelry (and potentially walk away with that jewelry at a very low price) and, at the same time, contribute to two local charities.
The First Baptist Church of Lindale is joining the Ice Bucket Challenge craze. The church will conduct the challenge this Sunday in honor of member Freddie Giles, a 49-year-old who has ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The Ice Bucket Challenge for the Freddie Giles Foundation will take place at FBCL, 26 Park Street in Lindale, this Sunday afternoon at 12:30 pm. Water and ice will be supplied. All donations are tax-deductible; every cent will go to the Foundation.
The Floyd County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for a missing couple from Port Sulfur, Louisiana. The FCPD has released pictures related to the case on their Facebook page, including one of the pair’s 2006 Kia Sorento SUV, white with gold, in which they had been traveling. The couple, Demetrious Billiot, age 77, and Willie Pearl Billiot, age 83, are still missing.