Rome City Commissioners accepted recommendations by the Alcohol Control Commission (ACC) for a 15-day suspension of the Entertainment License of The Lantern, 1807 Maple Street.
On March 7, a Rome Police Officer witnessed entertainment at the Maple Street bar that violated Rome City Code Section 3-35 (b)(2)(a) concerning the types of entertainment, attire and conduct that are permitted at alcohol establishments.
Rome’s Alcohol Ordinance includes the city code, which prohibits certain types of conduct at establishments that are licensed to sell, serve or dispense alcoholic beverages.
An employee of the bar, Donna Sheree White, was charged with performing unauthorized activities or entertainment.
Police officers contend the woman was performing a personal lap dance for a patron while simulating a sex act.
Owners and licensees for the bar, John Harris and his wife Donna Harris, said the woman was off-duty and was only dancing with a friend.
The manager on duty at the time, Tiffany Wendy Odom, was also charged with the same offense for allowing the action to take place.
During last month’s ACC meeting, the alcohol commission recommended the 15-day suspension of the entertainment license for the establishment.