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.
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.
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.
Another man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with an armed robbery that took place at John’s Grocery on Kingston Highway on Tuesday.
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.
President-elect Donald Trump has announced his intentions to nominate former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to serve as US Secretary of Agriculture.
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.