World War veteran and Winthrop Court resident Bob Lattimer was honored Tuesday with a group of medals earned during his time in the service of our country. The medals were presented by U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., during a program at Winthrop attended by family and friends. Lattimer earned the American Campaign Medal, The Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, The WW II Victory Medal, The National Defense Medal and The Honorable Service Lapel Pin. Graves earlier in the day spoke to the Floyd County Republican Women’s monthly meeting.
Main Elementary will be the stopping place for the 1969 graduates of Main High School in celebration of their 50-year anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 10. The parade will begin on Board Street at 11:30 a.m. and end at the new Main Elementary with a tour of the facility.
Rome’s City Commission meets Monday, one of two meetings this month as six commissioners need to decide whether they’ll qualify to seek new terms in the Nov. 5 election. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with the caucus at 5 p.m. Among the agenda items (full agenda here):
- Leeta McDougald of Advertising Dynamics has asked to rezone from Office Institutional to Central Business Commercial property at 102 and 104 E. Sixth Ave. (includes the ADI office) The recommendation from the planning folks: “The subject parcels contain an existing multistory building (originally built as a house, circa 1855) which contains
office space and an adjacent parking lot. The property is separated by existing Central Business Commercial zoning, by one parcel containing Rotary Park. CBC zoning would offer more flexibility of potential use (for example, second story residential and retail use). The future land use is slated as commercial, and there is a mixture of commercial and
office uses nearby, including the Federal Courthouse, the Rome City School Board Administration Office, Rome News-Tribune and various properties along Broad Street. Planning Staff recommends approval.”
- What’s interesting is the addendum conflict of interest statement included from McDougald, citing her firm’s work with Commissioner Randy Quick’s campaign in 2017. She notes their friendship and former employment (previous WRGA owners), and how ADI offered campaign consultation, graphics and services in his Ward Two run. The candidate paid $2,342 for advertising materials and ADI hosted a post-election reception valued at $400. Let’s see if he votes on this rezoning bid.