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ISAKSON TAPPED TO SERVE ON US SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Written by Matt Davis on January 4, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

In other news from the 113th Congress, US Senator Johnny Isakson has been named to the US Senate Committee on Finance, which will play a key role in the upcoming critical debate on cutting spending and reducing our nation’s debt.  According to a release from Senator Isakson’s office, the Finance Committee also oversees trade policy, Social Security and health programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES ON SALE!!

Written by Matt Davis on January 4, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Girl Scout cookies go on sale today!  If you want to purchase Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos and Savannah Smiles, you’ll have to find a Girl Scout.  Booth sales begin on February 11th.  Cookies are $3.50 a box.  For more information, visit www.gsgatl.org.

BULLRIDING TO RETURN TO THE FORUM THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on January 3, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Bullriding will return to The Forum in downtown Rome this weekend.  The Three Rivers Invitational Bull Riding event is set for this Friday and Saturday.  Doors will open at 6 pm both nights, with bullriding to begin at 8 pm.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at the following locations:  United Community Bank branches at Mount Berry Square and in Adairsville and Summerville, West Express on North Broad Street in Rome and Schroeder’s New Deli in Armuchee.  Admission is $23 for VIP reserved seats and $18 for general admission.  Children five and under will be admitted for free in the general admission section.  For more information, visit www.forumevents.org or www.4Lrodeo.com.

GOT A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION? STAY AT IT!!

Written by Matt Davis on January 3, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Need a little help with keeping that New Year’s resolution?  Maybe you have a goal to lose weight and get in shape, to quit smoking, to save money and eliminate debt or to do more volunteer work.  Whatever your goal is, stay after it.  This is the advice of local resident Nina Lovel, who knows a thing or two about keeping resolutions as a past participant in CNN’s FitNation and an avid triathlete.  Lovel says that in order to reach your goal, you must keep going!  At least, that has been her experience with athletic training.

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR PETS?

Written by Matt Davis on January 3, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

We all talk about making New Year’s resolutions for ourselves this time of year, but what about making New Year’s resolutions for our pets?  This may not be such a bad idea if Rover needs to lose a few extra pounds, according to Dr. Dan Pate with the West Rome Animal Clinic.  Dr. Pate says that other possible New Year’s resolutions for our pets include keeping them current on their vaccinations, having their teeth cleaned regularly and applying flea and tick preventatives, even in the winter months.

ROME NATIVE JOINS ROME INTERNAL MEDICINE

Written by Matt Davis on January 3, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd Medical Center has announced that Dr. Jamie O. Bearden Lin has joined the Floyd Primary Care Network and will see patients, including teenagers and adults, starting today at Rome Internal Medicine at 123 Three Rivers Drive.

SIX PEOPLE DIE ON GEORGIA’S ROADS OVER NEW YEAR’S TRAVEL PERIOD

Written by Matt Davis on January 2, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Six people were killed on Georgia’s roads over the New Year’s holiday travel period, which got underway at 6 pm on Friday and ended last night at midnight.  The Georgia State Patrol investigated some 585 traffic crashes that resulted in 266 injuries and three fatalities.  There were no fatalities in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia.

HUFSTETLER READY TO GET TO WORK FOR 52ND SENATE DISTRICT

Written by Matt Davis on January 2, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The 2013 legislative session will get underway on Monday, January 14th.  It will be a time of new beginnings for Chuck Hufstetler, who was elected in the July primary to serve as State Senator for the 52nd district.  He will take the place of Barry Loudermilk, who has been moved to the new 14th district.  Hufstetler’s district will include all of Floyd County and parts of Chattooga, Bartow and Gordon Counties.

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