The Rome City Commission adopted an emergency order Monday night requiring people to wear masks in public within the city limits, in a bid to stem the spike in local COVID-19 cases.
Face masks and Confederate statues are among the issues the Rome City Commission is expected to take up Monday.
Rome’s Community Development Services Committee wants to move the statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest from Myrtle Hill Cemetery to a newly renovated Fort Norton Park atop Jackson Hill.
In a joint Rome and Floyd County commission discussion on whether to propose mandating masks, one figure came up briefly.
Taking note of the substantial number of new COVID-19 infection cases in Rome and Floyd County, the city and county commissions will hold a called joint meeting on Wednesday to discuss the situation with medical leaders.
Local small business owners are going to have a second opportunity to pick up some City of Rome COVID-19 emergency grants of up to $5,000.
The Rome-Floyd Planning Commission recommended approval of a winery permit application at its Thursday meeting.
Rome officials may appoint a citizens committee to study the monuments at Myrtle Hill Cemetery as several cities around Georgia are relocating their Confederate statues.
The planning commission recommendations are slated to go before the Rome City Commission or the Floyd County Commission for public hearings and final rulings.
The Rome City Commission was asked to formally adopt a 2018 study of opportunities to improve the downtown River District earlier this week .