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US SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON BACK TO WORK AS 112TH CONGRESS CONTINUES

Written by Matt Davis on January 12, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The 112th session of Congress reconvened last week.  US Senator Johnny Isakson says he is not entirely satisfied with the accomplishments of last year during the first year of the 112th and hopes for a better second and final year of the session this year.

RAIN AND MILD TEMPERATURES TO GIVE WAY TO SUNSHINE AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND, WINDY DAY ON TAP FOR TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 12, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Rain and mild temperatures have covered Rome and Floyd County for the last few days, but they’re about to move out.  Rain will give way to just clouds as today progresses into this evening.  Highs will be around the mid 50s.  A wind advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service that takes effect at 10 am this morning and remains in effect until midnight tonight.  Winds could gust as high as 30 miles per hour.  Some areas to the north of us have a chance of snow today.  Lows tonight will drop to the 20s.  Cooler temperatures are on tap and the sunshine is expected to return this weekend.

DARLINGTON’S PIERONI TAPPED FOR SAIS-SACS ACCREDITATION TEAM

Written by Matt Davis on January 12, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Angela Pieroni, dean of grades 7 and 8 (and an eighth grade science teacher) at Darlington School, has been tapped to serve as a member of the SAIS-SACS accreditation team that will visit St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Athens in May.  According to a Darlington media release, the visit will last approximately two and a half days.  Pieroni, who has been a member of the Darlington Middle School faculty since 2001,  will join with other members of the team to review the school’s compliance with SAIS-SACS standards/indicators and its self study; tour the school; and speak with a number of stakeholders, including administrators, faculty/staff, parents, board members and students.  The visit will conclude with the team’s creation of a visit report, which will provide a recommendation to the SAIS Accreditation Committee regarding the school’s accreditation.

REDMOND REGIONAL WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

Written by Matt Davis on January 12, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) has presented its prestigious Quality and Patient Safety Award to Redmond Regional Medical Center for its program that reduced Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors at a local industries partnered with Redmond’s Occupational Health Team.  This was the sixth year that Redmond has won a patient safety award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partnership for Health and Accountability annual Patient Safety Summit.  According to a Redmond media release, the 2011 project, entitled “Reducing Communities Risk of Cardiovascular through Effective Worksite Risk Reduction Programs” won second place in the Hospitals Category with 100-299 beds.

ROMNEY COMES OUT ON TOP IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Written by Matt Davis on January 11, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Voters went to the polls yesterday in New Hampshire for their presidential primary election.  Mitt Romney came out on top in the race for the Republican presidential nomination with 39 percent of the vote, which is not surprising due to the fact that Romney is the former Governor of nearby Massachusetts.  Ron Paul was second in line for that nomination where New Hampshire voters were concerned, with 23 percent of the vote.  John Huntsman came in third with 17 percent.  Rick Santorum and Georgia’s own Newt Gingrich were tied for fourth place with nine percent each.  Rick Perry came in last with one percent.

CANCER NAVIGATORS BEGIN NEW YEAR IN NEW LOCATION, PREPARE FOR 2012 FUNDRAISING

Written by Matt Davis on January 11, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

This new year has been a time of new beginnings for local non-profit Cancer Navigators.  The organization opened a new location last week at 310 West 10th Street in Rome, basically in the heart of Rome’s medical community.  Executive Director Charlotte Atkins was a guest on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome on Tuesday and said she is excited about this new start for the new year.

RAIN CONTINUES TO FALL, SOME THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 11, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Rain continues to fall over Rome and Floyd County.  The National Weather Service has reported just over a half an inch of rain from late Monday night/early yesterday morning thru early this morning at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in the Armuchee community, bringing the total since Sunday to almost an inch and a half.  Showers and possibly thunderstorms remain in the forecast for today, with highs around 62 and high winds.  Rain is expected to move out of the area tomorrow evening and temperatures will begin to drop as we head into the weekend.

ROME MAYOR EVIE MCNIECE ANTICIPATES A GOOD 2012 FOR CITY OF ROME

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

The Rome City Commission is back at work for 2012.  Rome Mayor Evie McNiece said on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome on Monday that she is hopeful for a positive new year after a 2011 that had the city commission (like so many other governmental organizations) facing tough challenges due to a recovering economy.

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