Rome City Commissioner Kim Canada has announced that he will not seek a fourth term in November.
Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson of Georgia, along with 22 other Republican members of the US Senate, introduced legislation this week to defund Planned Parenthood. The legislation, S 1881, follows the revelation of video footage detailing the organization’s role in the harvesting of the organs of aborted babies.
Today is the first day of school for students in the Rome City School system. Superintendent Dr. Mike Buck has a word of advice for parents and students as the new school year begins– use caution in school zones and around bus stops. Also – be patient!
Are you looking for a job? Then make your plans to attend a back-to-school hiring event to be hosted by Kroger in Rome this Friday thru Sunday. The event will be held from 1 pm until 5 pm each of those days. According to Kroger’s Diane Perkins, part time positions will be available with opportunities for advancement. The purpose of the hiring event is to decrease hiring need, increase engagement and increase retention. For more information, visit www.kroger.com.
Hey Mister, can you spare a dime? The Harbin Clinic aims to spare 20,000 dimes (that’s $2,000, to be exact) for a local charitable organization via their Dime Time Contest. The contest is being held to celebrate the clinic’s Facebook page surpassing 20,000 likes. Five charities are now in the running to receive the donation, including the Free Clinic of Rome, the Exchange Club Family Resource Center, the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia, Mercy Care Rome and Win Win Equine Services and Therapy. Interested parties can log onto the Harbin Clinic’s Facebook page to vote for their favorite.
The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia will benefit from a Radio-thon to be held this Friday, July 31st from 6 am until 6 pm on 95.7 FM The Ridge. The Radio-thon is being held in support of the 5th annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge, set for Saturday, August 8th at the Rome City Auditorium.