Buzz: Tickets for Mother’s Finest at Forum River Center go on sale Thursday. Rome sets millage rate hearings starting Monday. Floyd County Public Works: Remote sites closed Independence Day.

Buzz: Tickets for Mother’s Finest at Forum River Center go on sale Thursday. Rome sets millage rate hearings starting Monday. Floyd County Public Works: Remote sites closed Independence Day.

Ticket sales begin Thursday at 10 a.m. for Mother’s Finest at the Forum River Center: The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, at the Forum River Center. Tickets are $27 and you can purchase them at forumrivercenter.com or by calling 888-479-6300. About the band:

“Long before the Red Hot Chili Peppers & Living Colour, there were the Mothers. Based in Atlanta but hailing from a place of their own creation, they put Funk Rock Georgia on the world map and created the genre that fused funky, rock-solid grooves with an explosive power and high-energy, in-your-face-vocals.  The band’s earliest recognition came from the CBS albums, Another Mother Further (1977), Mother Factor (1978) and the much acclaimed Mother`s Finest Live (1979). These recordings yielded the iconic ´Baby Love`, ´Piece Of The Rock`, ´Love Changes`, ´Truth`ll Set You Free` and ´Mickeys Monkey` that still reign as fan favorites. In the ’70s, this musical hybrid signaled a new direction for the industry that was met with a fierce opposition not only from radio stations but the record companies themselves. Mothers Finest met this challenge head on, powered through and gave the fans the wall of sound they`d eagerly been searching for.”


Media release: The City of Rome has released the proposed tax millage rates for 2019.  The proposed combined rates for the City Government and City Schools of 27.536 will result in no increase of millage rates from the prior year but will be 1.8% (.486 mills) over the calculated rollback rate of 27.05.

The estimated City and City school tax for a current $125,000 market valued home would have been $1,377 in 2018, would be estimated at $1,377 for 2019 and at the 2019 rollback rate would be estimated at $1,353.

The city will hold three public hearings on these rates, with the first Public Hearing to be held at the City Commission meeting on Monday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m.  Additional public hearings will be held on July 18, at 10 a.m. in the Sam King room, and on July 22 at the City Commission meeting.  The millage rate will be adopted at the July 22 meeting.  All concerned citizens are invited to attend these public hearings.

For questions related to the public hearings, contact Sheree Shore, City of Rome Finance Director at 706-236-4420.


All Floyd County Remote Sites will be closed for business on Thursday in observance of our nation’s day of Independence.   We will resume normal operations on Friday, July 5.

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