February is recognized as African American History Month across the United States, and Floyd County would like to recognize members of our community who have made an impact. Citizens such as Professor Edward S. Brown, Henry Chubb, members of the 1963 Student Sit-Ins, Elgin Carmichael, Napoleon Fielder, Judy Sims, Samuel Burrell, and the many others who created a legacy of leadership, courage, and citizenship that helped shaped Floyd County.
Last year’s recipients included Pastor Carey Ingram and Brenton Whatley.
We invite the community to help us celebrate African American History Month by nominating Floyd County citizens who continue to serve the greater good. Submissions will be chosen, and those citizens will be recognized by the County Commission at the 6 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Nomination forms can be found at here. Please return to the Floyd County Clerk’s office, 12 E. Fourth Ave., Suite 210, Rome, GA 30161 or submit by email to email@example.com no later than Friday, Feb. 12. For more: 706-291-5110.
The Development Authority of Floyd County will meet this morning in the Fire Department Training Center at 409 E. 12th St. The Rome Floyd County Development Authority will there at 2 this afternoon.
Floyd County Board of Education meeting Friday at 2 p.m. at the board office. They will discuss Capital Outlay reimbursement, the need for future bus purchases, if we have any personnel changes they will approve those. Also: A closed meeting to discuss personnel and real estate (allowed by state’s Open Meetings law).