Buzz: Lumsden named chair of House Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment committee. Retirement celebration for John Schroeder on Sunday. Rome Alcohol, Floyd Commissions meet Tuesday.

Buzz: Lumsden named chair of House Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment committee. Retirement celebration for John Schroeder on Sunday. Rome Alcohol, Floyd Commissions meet Tuesday.

State Rep. Eddie Lumsden (R-12) has been appointed chairman of the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Committee of the House of Representatives. From Lumsden: “It is a relatively low key committee most of the time except during the redistricting process which occurs every ten years in the year after the census is taken. During that year the lines of every State House and Congressional District in Georgia are redrawn by this committee based on population, communities of interest, demographics and a multitude of other considerations. Properly done it produces a map that is fair and is representative of the State of Georgia. It is a critical element of the election process and must be in place for future elections to be held. Today Speaker David Ralston appointed me as Chairman of this important Committee. I appreciate the confidence he has placed in me to carry out this important task for the people of Georgia. I covet your prayers. They will be needed.”


Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission meets Tuesday at 5 p.m. in City Hall. On the agenda: Issue a new beer and wine package license for VIP Express, 1321 Redmond Road, to Mrs. Avani Patel. Also: Latest police report.


Reminder: John Schroeder’s retirement celebration is Sunday at the Broad Street restaurant: Co-founder John Schroeder has retired and a special Schroeder’s-style sendoff is set for 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, a few hours after the restaurant closes that day. The restaurant will continue as is with general manager Theresa Haney.  The party is open to all.


The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, in the Community Room, Suite 206, on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building, 12 East 4th Avenue. Caucus will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Caucus Room, Suite 204, followed by the Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m.  The meetings are open to the public. Agenda

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