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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.

ARMUCHEE HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR WINS NATIONAL ESSAY CONTEST

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

An Armuchee High School junior has won a national essay contest sponsored by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America.  In his essay, Bennett Garland addressed the relevance today of Abraham Lincoln’s statement, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

JOGGING FOR JUSTICE TO BENEFIT SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER OF NORTHWEST GEORGIA SET FOR TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on April 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia will benefit from the Jogging for Justice 5K and Health Walk tomorrow (Saturday, April 14th) on the campus of Shorter University.  Registration begins at 7 am on the hill, with the 5K and Health Walk to begin at 8 am.  The cost to participate is $25.

RELAY FOR LIFE AT RIDGE FERRY PARK TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on April 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is set for this evening at Ridge Ferry Park.  The walk will begin at 6 pm and continue thru 6 am tomorrow morning.  Cancer survivors are urged to participate and are asked to arrive at 4 pm today.  For more information, go to www.floydrelayforlife.org.

NOW THAT SANTORUM’S OUT, TEA PARTIERS CONSIDER BACKING ROMNEY

Written by Matt Davis on April 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

In the world of politics – the news came earlier this week that Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.  Mike Morton with the Rome TEA Party was a supporter of Rick Santorum.  He says that Santorum ran a good campaign, but now it is time to get behind the apparent front runner in the race for the Republican nomination for President, Mitt Romney.

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