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CRBI URGING MEMBERS OF STATE HOUSE TO VOTE ‘NO’ TO FLINT RIVER DROUGHT PROTECTION ACT

Written by Matt Davis on March 12, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative is urging members of the State House of Representatives to vote ‘no’ on SB 213, the Flint River Drought Protection Act.  The House is slated to vote on the matter today.  The bill is intended to address low flow conditions in the Flint River.

BRAVES BLAST PHILLIES IN CLEARWATER

Written by Matt Davis on March 12, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-1 yesterday afternoon in Spring Training action in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  Braves starter Julio Teheran pitched four scoreless innings to lead his team to victory.  Dan Uggla celebrated his 33rd birthday with a solo home run in the fifth inning.

COLOSSAL COLON COMING TO THE HARBIN CLINIC

Written by Matt Davis on March 11, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Have you ever wondered what it looks like from the inside of your colon? The Harbin Clinic will offer the public a chance to find out as they welcome the Colossal Colon (or “Coco”) to the clinic, 1825 Martha Berry Highway in Rome, this Wednesday, March 12th from 9 am until 4 pm in observance of National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Kids will be permitted to crawl through the giant 40-foot long and four-foot high colon, while adults can look through the windows to explore the organ and learn more about colon diseases and conditions, according to a Harbin media release. The clinic’s gastroenterology team will be present to answer questions and promote colonoscopies for all adults ages 50 and older.

REMEMBER THE TRAIL OF TEARS SERIES TO CONCLUDE THIS THURSDAY

Written by Matt Davis on March 12, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Remembering the Trail of Tears series will conclude this Thursday evening, March 13th, with a lecture from scholar Sarah H. Hill. The lecture, entitled “Cherokees, Georgians, and the Trail of Tears from Rome, 1838”, is set to get underway at 7 pm at Berry College’s Krannert Ballroom.

‘NEED FOR SPEED’ TO OPEN ON FRIDAY

Written by Matt Davis on March 12, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

A movie that was partially filmed in Rome is slated for release in theaters this Friday. Dream Works Pictures’ “Need for Speed”, which is based on the video game series of the same name, stars Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper and Imogen Poots and involves a high-stakes cross-country race.

GINGREY: OBAMACARE IS BAD MEDICINE

Written by Matt Davis on March 11, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

US Congressman Phil Gingrey contends that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, informally known as Obamacare, is putting a strain on the nation’s economy. Gingrey, a physician, says that he believes that medicine should stay in the private sector.

WINGS OVER NORTH GEORGIA AIR SHOW CONTINUES TO GROW

Written by Matt Davis on March 11, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The 2014 Wings Over North Georgia air show continues to grow!  The line up for the event, which is set for October 18th and 19th at Rome’s Richard B. Russell Regional Airport, has been extended to include a mini-night airshow and a fireworks grand finale on the air show’s final night.

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