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STUTTER? THERE IS HOPE!

Written by Matt Davis on August 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Do you or does your child stutter?  There is hope.  Actor James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader and the star of movies such as Field of Dreams, suffered from the speech impediment but overcame it to become one of the most recognizable voices in America.  King George VI’s victory over the impediment with the help of speech therapist Lionel Logue was beautifully documented in the film The King’s Speech.

RABIES STILL A PROBLEM IN FLOYD COUNTY; MAKE SURE YOUR PET IS VACCINATED

Written by Matt Davis on August 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd County has seen many cases of rabies in the past couple of years.  In fact, Floyd had the most confirmed cases of any county in the state in 2011 at 15.  Dr. Dan Pate with the West Rome Animal Clinic reminds pet owners that it is important to make sure your pets are vaccinated against rabies, for their safety and your safety.  He adds that doing so is also important because it is the law.

SUMNER TO STEP DOWN AS CHAIR OF FLOYD HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

Written by Matt Davis on August 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

J. Roger Sumner, Chairman of the Board of Floyd Healthcare Management, Inc., has announced that he will step down from his post, effective September 24, 2012.  He will remain a member of the board of directors and serve in the role of past chairman, according to a Floyd media release.

CEDARTOWN MAN PICKS UP THIRD WIN IN GEORGIA LOTTERY

Written by Matt Davis on August 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A Cedartown resident recently picked up his third win from the Georgia Lottery.  Ronnie Dingler, owner of North Main Video in Cedartown, won a $20,000 prize, taxes paid, after being selected as a winner in the $3,000,000 Taxes Paid Weekly Extra Chance Drawing, according to a Georgia Lottery media release.

ISAAC TO BRING RAIN TO GREATER ROME, NWGA

Written by Matt Davis on August 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome area is expected to get some rain as a result of Tropical Storm Isaac (which is reportedly on the verge of becoming a Hurricane).  A 60-70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms hovers in the forecast thru Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

RNC KICKS OFF BUSY TIME FOR US SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON

Written by Matt Davis on August 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

US Senator Johnny Isakson will be in Tampa, Florida this week for the Republican National Convention.  He said in an interview on WLAQ’s Good Morning Rome late last week that he’s looking forward to welcoming the Romney/Ryan ticket to the South.

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET THIS EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on August 27, 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 (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome.  Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on August 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission will meet tomorrow.  Commissioners will gather for a caucus session at 4 pm to be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  You can view their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

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