Dear Readers, At Enjoy NW Georgia, It’s not about us…it’s all about you!It never ceases to amaze when we learn something new and otherwiseunknown about people and places we take or granted. Sometimes it’s justthat we need to take that second look, or think twice. Tat old clocktower we take or granted standing guard over our downtown opens its heart—and soul—or you to see and understand how it ticks. (Ever notice its “owl”look at night?) A good math exercise would be to gure how many times one crosses a riverin Rome over a course o a lietime. But thinking what the rivers have truly brought us would be miniscule in comparison. (Popeye, eatured on thecover, was “born” on our river!)Dr. John Barge, Georgia’s Superintendent o Schools, says that to placeGeorgia education in the bottom rungs o national ranking is really untrue. We invite students, parents and educators to read the conversation with theRome native. (Did you know he commutes daily rom Rome to Atlanta?) We especially thank our historians, contributors and expert resourcesor their dedication, thoughtulness and patience. Tey give their timegenerously in providing historical accuracy and accounts contained withinthe pages o Enjoy. We appreciate them beyond words, and hope we dothem justice.It is our intent to enlighten our readers with how important, superb anddelightul this place we call home, can be. We just love to tell the story.Te Editors
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