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GEORGIA’S REVENUES UP BY FIVE PERCENT IN MARCH

Written by Matt Davis on April 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Georgia’s net tax collections for March 2012 totaled $1.16 billion, an increase of $55 million or five percent compared to March 2011, according to a release from Governor Nathan Deal’s office.  At the close of the third quarter of the fiscal year, net revenue collections totaled $1.7 billion for an increase of $525 million or 4.7 percent compared to the same period last fiscal year.

PROTECT YOUR PETS FROM ABUNDANCE OF FLEAS AND TICKS BROUGHT IN BY WARM WEATHER

Written by Matt Davis on April 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

We may be getting a bit of a break from the heat right now, but with the warm temperatures this area experienced in recent days and a hot summer ahead, fleas and ticks are expected to abound in the coming months.  Dr. Dan Pate with the West Rome Animal Clinic says that ticks in particular pose health threats to your pets.  They can cause various diseases, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  Dr. Pate urges pet owners to make sure that those ticks don’t attach themselves to your dogs and cats.

WHITEFIELD DROPPING OUT OF SENATE RACE

Written by Matt Davis on April 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Chad Whitefield has announced that he is dropping out of the race for State Senate. He is giving up his bid for the Senate in order to focus on a new business venture.  His company, Rome-based Advanced Rehabilitation Management Group, has entered into a joint venture opportunity in Florida and Virginia.  He expects a lot of travel with this new venture.

FLOYD MEDICAL CENTER’S PALLIATIVE CARE PROGRAM RECEIVES LIVESTRONG GRANT

Written by Matt Davis on April 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd Medical Center’s Palliative Care program is among four programs in the southeastern United States to receive a $10,000 Livestrong Community Impact Project grant, according to an FMC media release.  Livestrong is the organization founded by cyclist Lance Armstrong to serve people living with cancer and to empower communities to take action against the world’s leading cause of death.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET TUESDAY

Written by Matt Davis on April 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow.  They’ll meet in a caucus session at noon, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  Keep up with Floyd County and Rome City meetings and agendas online at www.romefloyd.com.

NOBLE FAMILY HISTORY TO BE EXPLORED AT CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM THIS THURSDAY

Written by Matt Davis on April 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The extensive history of the Noble Family and their time in Rome will be the focus of the Civil War Symposium this Thursday, April 12th at 6:30 pm in the Coosa Room of the Rome Floyd County Library.  Local architect Robert Noble will present the history of his family, according to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Noble is a native Roman and a great great grandson of John Noble.  He is an architect whose offices are located on South Broad directly across the river from where the historical Noble Foundry stood during the Civil War.  The Noble Foundry played a significant role in the war with the production of famed Noble Cannons. The foundry also manufactured “The Yonah”, a player in the Great Locomotive Chase that took place on April 12, 1862.

CHILD AB– USE PREVENTION MONTH CONTINUES WITH BLUE MONDAYS AND MORE

Written by Matt Davis on April 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The Rome Exchange Club and it’s Family Resource Center seeks to reduce cases of child abuse in this area through education of families and local residents.  One of the ways in which they are doing that is through Blue Mondays.  Club members urge the public to join them on Mondays in April in wearing blue to raise awareness of child abuse prevention, according to Child Abuse Prevention Month Chair Robert Smyth.

EIGHT CANDIDATES IN RUNNING FOR VACANT CITY COMMISSION SEAT

Written by Matt Davis on April 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The application period for the Rome City Commission seat vacated at the end of February by Duane Reid came to an end yesterday.  Eight candidates have stepped forward in hopes of taking the Ward 2 seat.  Those include:  Tyrone Holland, Mike Finnegan, Shirley Denmon, Detrick Redding, Ralph Davis Jr., Pete McDonald Jr., Steven McDowell Jr. and George Anderson.  A public forum with the candidates is set for April 18th at 6:30 pm at the Rome Civic Center.  Reid’s replacement is expected to be named before the City Commission’s May 7th meeting, according to reports.

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