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IT’S INAUGURATION DAY! 

Written by Matt Davis on January 20, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Today is Inauguration Day.  History will be made as Donald J. Trump Sr. is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America at the US Capitol in Washington DC.

NEW BEGINNINGS FOR COOSA RIVER BASIN INITIATIVE

Written by Matt Davis on January 20, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative has begun the new year with a brand new Executive Director.  Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman assumed the post at the very end of December.  The 2008 graduate of Berry College previously served as watershed outreach coordinator for Savannah-based Ogeechee Riverkeeper.  Prior to that, he was the director of the Boys and Club of Northwest Georgia.

RAIN REMAINS IN FORECAST THROUGH THE WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on January 20, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Prayers for rain continue to be answered in Northwest Georgia, perhaps slowly but surely.  Heavy rains fell over the area on Thursday night;  the National Weather Service reported just over a half an inch of precipitation at the Russell Regional Airport in Rome overnight.

SECOND SUSPECT ARRESTED IN ARMED ROBBERY

Written by Matt Davis on January 19, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Another man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with an armed robbery that took place at John’s Grocery on Kingston Highway on Tuesday.

GDOL:  RISE IN LABOR FORCE LEADS TO RISE IN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

Written by Matt Davis on January 19, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose for the fourth consecutive month to 5.4 percent in December, up from 5.3 percent in November but down from 5.5 percent in December 2015.

FORMER GEORGIA GOVERNOR SONNY PERDUE NOMINATED FOR AG SECRETARY

Written by Matt Davis on January 19, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

President-elect Donald Trump has announced his intentions to nominate former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to serve as US Secretary of Agriculture.

GRAVES SUPPORTS NOMINATION OF PRICE, REPEAL OF OBAMACARE

Written by Matt Davis on January 18, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

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.

LOCALS TO ATTEND INAUGURAL CEREMONIES ON FRIDAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 18, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

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.

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