The legislation is one of a handful of resolutions featuring people and places related to Rome and Floyd County that have been adopted or are awaiting adoption by the General Assembly at this point in the session.
House Resolution 205 lists 16 different plots of land around the state that could be disposed of by the State Properties Commission — either by sale or through transfer to another entity.
One of the properties mentioned is the former Talmadge Gymnasium on the campus of the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring.
A 1.82-acre tract, the parcel is under the custody of the Georgia Department of Education and was declared as surplus property by the department in a letter by State School Superintendent John Barge dated Dec. 4, 2012.
The building had suffered flood damage and required the construction of a new facility for GSD, which opened in 2009.
The other parcel is the former Northwest Georgia Regional Crime Lab in Summerville. Closed in March 2010, funding for the facility’s operation was terminated, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation does not plan to seek funding to open it again.
Sitting on 5.25 acres of land in Chattooga County, the facility was designated as surplus in a letter last September by the director of the GBI, Vernon Keenan.
In other action, two resolutions that have been adopted by the General Assembly concern the 185th anniversary of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University.
Both House Resolution 110 and Senate Resolution 134 recognize the history of the college and its impact.
Rome will soon be the site of a campus — Medical College of Georgia’s Northwest Georgia Clinical Campus, located in Heritage Hall.
House Resolution 129, which was also adopted, honors the 86th birthday of Floyd County and Rome native Cynthia B. Mobley, who is “a cherished community member and volunteer” in Burke County.