US Representative Tom Graves has expressed his support of the nomination of fellow Georgia Congressman Tom Price by President-Elect Donald Trump to serve as secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Graves says that he believes that Price is the right person to lead the country forward as efforts are made by House Republicans to repeal Obamacare. A hearing on Price’s nomination is scheduled for today.
While many Romans will be tuning in to watch (or hear) the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America on Friday, a couple of local residents will be in Washington DC to watch the ceremony in person. Such will be the case for Colt Chambers, Chairman of the Rome Young Republicans.
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce will host their 106th Annual Meeting on the evening of Thursday, January 26th at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Aviation Training Center at the Russell Regional Airport in Rome. A 5:30 pm reception featuring the music of the Greg Robbins Quartet will be followed by a 6:30 pm program that will feature the Passing of the Gavel to 2017 Chamber Chairman John Quinlivan as well as an awards ceremony. For more information and registration, visit www.romega.com. You can also call the Chamber at (706) 291-7663.
College basketball will return to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge tonight as Georgia Tech hits the road for Blacksburg, Virginia to take on ACC rival Virginia Tech. Tip off is scheduled for 9 pm. Air time for pre-game programming is 8:30 pm.
The Atlanta Hawks will face the Detroit Pistons in NBA action on the road tonight. Tip off is slated for 8 pm at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast.
There is downward pressure at the gas pump but not so much that motorists will notice, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that gas prices are declining by fractions of a penny per day. However, these small declines add up over time. Over the past week, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped by two cents in Georgia.
Do you lead a non-profit organization that could use a few helping hands? The ladies of the Junior Service League of Rome are ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work for you! The JSL is accepting applications via its Community Partnership Program for the 2017-2018 league year. Through the program, partnership opportunities are offered to 501(c)(3) organizations that have a special interest in helping women and children of Rome and Floyd County.