Representative Barry Loudermilk R – Cassville along with  state Reps. Katie Dempsey, R-Rome; Barbara Massey Reece, D-Menlo; and Rick Crawford, D-Cedartown — has introduced a resolution urging the Capitol Arts Standards Commission to hang a portrait of Admiral John Towers in the state capitol.

Towers, a native Roman, is known as the father of naval aviation and the field at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport bears his name.