Qualifying set for Aug. 16-20 for Rome City Commission, School Board seats: City Clerk Joe Smith says Rome will allow the maximum time to qualify for three Ward 2 seats on the City Commission and all seven posts on the Board of Education. Qualifying will start at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, and close at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20.
Which seats are up on the City Commission: Three from Ward 2.
The incumbents: Wendy Davis, Jamie Doss and Randy Quick. Davis has announced she’s running for House District 14 in Congress in 2022 so she’ll complete her second term but not seek a third four-year term on the commission. Elaina Beeman, a member of the school board since 2014, tells the Rome News-Tribune she’ll run for a Ward 2 seat.
All seven seats on the city of Rome Board of Education. One spot will open as Beeman enters the commission race.
Helen Hayes Award-winning singer and actor Alan Naylor joins the Rome Symphony Orchestra chamber players in a concert featuring favorites from the Great American Songbook and the Broadway Stage on Saturday, June 26 at 7 p.m. under the stars and moon at The Cove, Darlington School. Tables with chairs for rent for your social enjoyment. Bring your friends and food and enjoy this traditional start to summer. Bring your own seating if not renting. Rentals limited, call the RSO office at 706-291-7967.
Tickets are available online at www.romesymphony.org, at the concert on the evening of the performance, and at both locations of the Rome Gift Shop and Welcome Centers (cash or check only) located at Jackson Hill and Downtown on Tribune Street. Ticket prices range from $5 to $30 and also are available at the concert for purchase
Fore more: 706-291-7967.