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DDA okays loan submission for River District restaurant

September 13, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

DDA Director Amanda Carter told her board that Dillmon’s total project cost, including acquisition of the property, renovations and equipment was $1,005,517.

First Homelessness Task Force meeting finds common ground between police, community members

September 13, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

In the end, Rome Mayor Bill Collins said he felt there was a community consensus now for the City Commission to go ahead with the first reading of the amended “urban camping” and “panhandling” ordinances at its next meeting.

Hired goats being used to help provide view of river for picnic lots behind State Mutual Stadium

September 11, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

Hired goats being used to help provide view of river for picnic lots behind State Mutual Stadium

New murals add to Rome's expanding collection

September 10, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

Underneath the Robert Redden Footbridge sits one of Rome’s newest murals, joining a number of others that have been popping up around town over the past few years.

City Commission sends 'brunch bill' to voters, moves toward approving speed camera at RHS

September 10, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

Sunday brunch enthusiasts looking forward to having a mimosa or bloody mary before noon in Rome can now toast the Rome City Commission for unanimously agreeing Monday to allow voters to decide Nov. 5 whether local establishments can serve alcohol as early as 11 a.m. on Sundays.

South Rome celebrates completion of new housing units

September 9, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

The public-private partnership between the City of Rome and the South Rome Redevelopment Corp. formally added four new homes to the South Rome inventory Friday with the promise of at least three more on the way soon.

Rome board split on 'ban the box' asking about felonies on job applications

September 6, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

The Rome City Commission is split over the issue of having a question about felony convictions at the top of their employment applications.

Efforts to end homelessness started 10 years ago revisited by Rome officials, agencies

September 6, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

Ten years ago, there was a 23-goal action plan called “Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness” that came out of the efforts of a Rome and Floyd County Task Force on Homelessness formed in 2007.

Committee tables ordinance concerning panhandling, homeless camps

September 6, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

After more than two hours of discussion Friday morning, the Rome Public Safety Committee decided to table an ordinance police say would give them definitive steps for handling homeless camps and panhandlers until a task force can be assigned to research the issue.

Rome bans ATVs on streets, approves several rezoning requests

August 27, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

Rome City Commissioners unanimously adopted two ordinances Monday that ban fireworks and all-terrain vehicles on public property.

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