President Barack Obama was sworn in yesterday for his second term in office. The public swearing-in ceremony will be held today. The oath of office will be administered on the steps of the US Capitol at 11:30 am. After that, Obama will deliver his his inaugural address. That will be followed by the Presidential Inauguration Parade and inaugural balls.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is this coming Monday, January 21st. The MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia will honor the slain Civil Rights leader all this weekend with a variety of events for their King Celebration Weekend.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative invites the public to join them for a paddle of the Burwell Creek floodplain and wetlands that are slated for development into a 60 acre shopping center. The paddle is set for tomorrow. The CRBI believe the plans for the city-owned land is a bad idea. They seek to educate the public during tomorrow’s paddle, which will begin at 10:30 am. Participants should meet at the Burwell Creek parking area near Ridge Ferry Park. Complimentary boats will be available. For more information, call the CRBI at (706) 232-2724 or email executive director Joe Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org.