Buzz: Floyd County Schools adding online registration this week. Ali Booker named executive director of the Rome Area Council for the Arts. Former Congressman Bob Barr named to Judicial Qualifications Commission.

Buzz: Floyd County Schools adding online registration this week. Ali Booker named executive director of the Rome Area Council for the Arts. Former Congressman Bob Barr named to Judicial Qualifications Commission.

From Floyd County Schools: “Within the next 48 hours, you will receive an email from noreplyregistration@powerschool.com with instructions about our new online registration process and how to get started. Online Registration is now available and required for all students. This replaces many paper forms sent home at the beginning of the school year.

“If you do not have access to a parent portal account please contact your school to coordinate a time to pick up your login information. You can access online registration through this account. If you already have access to a parent portal you are all set.”


Media release: Rome Area Council for the Arts announces the appointment of Ali Booker as the organization’s new Executive Director. 

Booker brings with her over 23 years of experience in the film and television business. She has a wide array of talents including budgeting, scripting, talent direction, hiring, logistics, field production, editing and final product delivery. In addition to being a television and digital producer for Scripps Howard and running her own freelance company, she has served as a Producer/Writer/Reporter for well known brands such as HGTV, E! News, The Food Network and Major League Soccer. 

Since moving to Rome in 2015 with her husband and three children, Booker has continued to freelance in her production roles while also focusing on both family and community. The majority of her time has been spent volunteering at Darlington School where her children attend. She has also served on the Steering Committee for Rome for the Rescues and the Board of Directors at Open Door Home where she has helped oversee both of their primary fundraising events.

Said RACA board president Chris Kerr: “The excitement that she brings to her new role will only add to the positive energy and enthusiasm we currently have within our organization.” 

Says Booker: “I am very excited to join RACA in their mission to enrich the Greater Rome community through the unifying and compelling power of the arts. When we support the arts locally, we help develop our community’s culture and broaden overall participation in our civic agenda.”

Booker will join RACA at its new office and exhibit space inside the Rome Area History Museum at 305 Broad St.


 Bobb Barr

Gov. Brian P. Kemp has appointed former Congressman Bob Barr to the Judicial Qualifications Commission. The commission has 10 members with three on a hearing panel and seven on an investigative panel. Barr succeeds Edward Tolley on the investigative panel for a term ending on June 30, 2021.

“Throughout his entire career, Bob Barr has served our country and state with the utmost integrity, earning numerous accolades and honors for his work ethic and advocacy,” said Kemp. “I am confident that Bob Barr will serve Georgians well on the Judicial Qualifications Commission, and I am truly honored that he accepted this appointment. He has the right background, expertise, and temperament for this important role.

Barr earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, master’s degree from The George Washington University, and law degree from Georgetown University. Barr was an official with the Central Intelligence Agency from 1971 to 1978. He was appointed by President Reagan as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia from 1986 to 1990, and he served as President of the Southeastern Legal Foundation from 1990 to 1991. Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, and in 2008, he was the Libertarian Party nominee for President. He now practices law in Atlanta.

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