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GREATER ROME CHAMBER KICKS OFF MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Written by Matt Davis on April 18, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 2012 Membership Drive yesterday evening with a special event at the Rome Area History Museum.  Teams presented skits to emphasize the benefits of being a chamber member.  The goal for the drive is $25,000 in memberships.  The drive will continue thru late May.

ISAKSON CALLS FOR FAIR TAX ON TAX DAY

Written by Matt Davis on April 18, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Yesterday, of course, was Tax Day.  US Senator Johnny Isakson called on Congress yesterday to enact a fairer, simpler tax system at a tax-day rally held on Capitol Hill.  Isakson has co-sponsored legislation to repeal the tax code and to establish a national sales tax during every session of Congress since being elected to the US Senate.

RAINY MORNING, RAIN AHEAD FOR THE WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on April 18, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Romans woke up to a rainy Wednesday, and more rain is predicted for today.  The National Weather Service has predicted an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for today, which will move out this evening and leave the area with mostly cloudy skies.  More rain is in the forecast for this weekend.

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS BAND TOGETHER TO PREVENT CHILD AB– USE, KEEP KIDS AT HOME

Written by Matt Davis on April 17, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Local organizations continue their efforts to raise awareness of child abuse during the month of April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The Child Abuse Prevention Partnership is a conglomeration of local organizations joining forces to provide the education and support necessary to prevent child abuse in our community.  Sue Lagermann co-chairs the organization.  She is also the director of Floyd County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate).  She says that one thing that many folks don’t know about victims of child abuse is that the children really just want to be at home.

DEAL SIGNS BILL INTO LAW REQUIRING DRUG TESTING FOR WELFARE RECIPIENTS

Written by Matt Davis on April 17, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law yesterday legislation that requires drug testing for welfare benefits.  According to a release from the Governor’s office, the law is intended to safeguard the public purse.  The legislation requires applicants to pass a drug test in order to qualify for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits.  Florida passed similar legislation back in 2010, decreasing their welfare applicant pool by 48 percent and saving their state $1.8 million.

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET TONIGHT; NEW COMMISSIONER SOON TO BE CHOSEN

Written by Matt Davis on April 16, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening.  They’ll convene in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome.  Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

Written by Matt Davis on April 16, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Victims in Northwest Georgia have an advocate with the Sexual Assault Center of NWGA.  Executive Director Kim Davis says that her organization provides a number of services, including advocacy and support.

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