Northwest Georgia Public Health is alerting area residents that starting with the 2014-2015 academic year, Georgia Department of Public Health Rule (511-2-2) will require all students born on or after January 1, 2002 entering or transferring into seventh grade and any “new entrant” heading into 8th thru 12th grades in Georgia to provide proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination (called “Tdap”) AND an adolescent meningococcal vaccination (MCV4). The law affects all public and private schools including, but not limited to, charter schools, community schools, juvenile court schools and other alternative school settings (excluding homeschooled children).
The Georgia Department of Labor will assist O’Charleys with filling a dozen jobs for food service workers at a new restaurant that will open on Turner McCall Boulevard in Rome in August.
The Atlanta Braves ended a four game losing skid with a 3-1 win over the New York Mets in the finale of a four game series last night at New York’s Citi Field, denying the Mets a sweep of the Braves.
The Rome Health Spa has closed its doors after 43 years in the Central Plaza. Owners Sue Edwards and Jennifer Garrison placed signs on the doors of the gym yesterday to thank customers for their loyalty and support over the years. They further stated that they hoped that someone will buy the gym and honor patrons’ memberships.
Local radio legend Ben Lucas will celebrate his 93rd birthday later this month, and he wants his friends to join him for a birthday party this coming Monday, July 14th from 5 pm until 7 pm at the studios of Talk Radio WLAQ AM 1410. The party will be highlighted by the recreation of Lucas’s “Talk of the Town” radio program from the 1950s.
Unity Christian School has hired a new Athletic Director. The school has announced that Mark Ackerman takes the position and will also serve as Head Football Coach. He comes to UCS from Southwest Florida Christian Academy in Fort Myers, Florida, where he served as their Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for the past four years.
Apparently there’s no mercy rule in the South Atlantic League. The Rome Braves were annihilated by the Hickory Crawdads 15-0 in the opener of a four game series (and a seven game homestand) last night at State Mutual Stadium.