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Longtime Rome personal trainer Kristy Agan will be moving her fitness training business into a portion of the old Rome News Tribune space at 303 East Sixth Avenue.

Agan said she is converting the front half of the old building, which was at one time the sales offices for the Rome News-Tribune, into a personal fitness center. “I’m going to be replacing flooring, painting some walls and then putting in a little bit of equipment but I want it to be a surprise,” Agan said.

She plans for open for her current clients on February 5. Equipment will continue to be delivered throughout the month of February and she plans to start taking on new clients later in the month. “It will be by appointment only,” Agan said.

“I have wanted to own my own place for years, I just haven’t taken that step to do it,” Agan said. “Over the past couple of years it’s been eating at me and it’s just now or never. I decided I’m going to do it and I’m excited about it.”

Agan has more than 15 years experience as a personal trainer and offers group training classes (one as early as 5:15 in the morning), kettlebells and weight training programs for her clients. She holds multiple certifications as a personal trainer.

Job fair at housing authority gym

The Georgia Department of Labor and Northwest Georgia Housing Authority will partner to host a job fair Tuesday, January 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the housing authority gymnasium, 560 North Division Street.

There will be a variety of door prizes, games and refreshments available throughout the four-hour event.

Lindia Moore, One Stop Coordinator with the Department of Labor said companies that will be represented at the job fair include Mohawk Industries, Marglen Industries, Coca-Cola Bottling, Apache Mills and others, as well as a number of staffing companies.

A mobile computer lab will also be at the fair to help people prepare a resume and do computerized job searches.

Downtown parking update

Downtown merchants and property owners will get the first look at the final draft of a the latest parking study for downtown Rome Tuesday night at 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Rome Area History Museum.

The meeting was originally scheduled for a couple of weeks ago but was cancelled due to bad weather.

The public at-large will get a chance to comment on the study at later dates.

The preliminary draft tendered by Tim Haahs consultants out of Alpharetta last July included the implementation of parking fees system-wide, increased enforcement activity and use of technology to implement changes in the most efficient manner possible.

The preliminary draft recommended on-street parking rates of $1.25 an hour with a three-hour maximum. The draft also recommended a $2 flat rate for up to eight hours at both the Third Avenue and Sixth Avenue decks.