Your weekly planner: Property taxes due today. ‘Stranger Things’ taping closes part of Second Avenue. Tillman Clocktower 5K, Rome Noon Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast next Saturday.

Your weekly planner: Property taxes due today. ‘Stranger Things’ taping closes part of Second Avenue. Tillman Clocktower 5K, Rome Noon Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast next Saturday.

No indoor dining at this Saturday’s pancake breakfast because of COVID concerns but plenty of drive-in hot cakes and sausage to go. Hometown archive photo.

Monday-Friday: Part of 2nd Avenue from E. 12th Street through E. 9th Street (near the Clarmont House) will be closed partically between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for filming of ‘Stranger Things’ television show for Netflix.


Monday: Property taxes are due. The office is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday. Also, a drop box is now in the courthouse parking lot and another in the hallway outside of the property tax office in the Historic Courthouse on Fifth Avenue. Any bill that is mailed and postmarked by Nov. 16 will be considered on time. Online payments can be made at www.floydcountytax.com.


Monday: Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall. On the agenda:

  • Issue a New Beer Package License at the Maple Food Shop, 2031 Maple Ave., to Sanjib Dhakal.
  • Issue a New Beer Package License at Tops Corner Food Mart, 1105 Calhoun Avenue, to Mary Jo Vice.
  • Issue a New Beer, Wine, and Liquor Pouring License at Turn Up, 1103 Calhoun Ave. Ste. C, to Affan Arif.
  • Alcohol Sales Permit Appeal – Spencer Wills
  • Police Report.

Monday: Floyd County Board of Education meets: The regular meeting will be in the boardroom. Caucus will begin at 5 p.m. in the superintendent’s office and the board meeting will begin at 6. Agenda


Tuesday: The Rome Floyd County Development Authority will meet at 7:30 a.m. in the development authority’s boardroom at 800 Broad St., Suite 102.


Wednesday: The Gordon Floyd Joint Development Authority will meet at 2 p.m.  in the Rome Floyd County Development Authority’s boardroom at 800 Broad St., Suite 102.


Thursday: Blood Assurance is holding a “Thanks for Giving” event at their Rome center, 168 Shorter Ave.,  to boost collections before the Thanksgiving holiday. They will be giving away one $50 Butterball coupon every hour. The Butterball coupons can be redeemed anywhere that sells groceries for $50 worth of food products. The Rome location will be open until 10 p.m. on this day to accommodate for more donors. Donors can schedule by visiting bloodassurance.org/giverome, calling 800-962-0628, or by texting BAGIVE to 999777.


Saturday: The Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K and Health Walk returns after summer postponement. About 200 are currently registered for the event that will begin at 8 a.m. and modifications have been put into place to follow safety guidelines including a wave start, mask requirement for all volunteers, spectators and participatns while not running or walking. There will be no awards ceremony but results will be posted Saturday afternoon and awards will be distributed to winners within two weeks. Late registration is open until Tuesday, Nov. 17 for $35 for 5K and $30 for 2-mile Health Walk. There will be no race day registration or late registration after Tuesday. TillmanClocktowerRace.org.


Saturday: The 60th Annual Rome Noon Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast is switching to a drive-through model and will run from 6 until 11 a.m. Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 in line. Sausage is available as well for $5 a pound. The ticket includes four pancakes and three pieces of sausage. Traffic will be directed by volunteers. Should conditions with COVID-19 safety change, we will reschedule the event to Jan. 16 at the Civic Center between 6-11am. For more:  www.romenoonoptimist.org

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