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TEEN PREGNANCY RATES ON THE DECLINE

Written by Matt Davis on May 14, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Northwest Georgia Public Health has announced that the rate of teen pregnancy for those age 15 to 19 is down statewide and in Floyd County, in spite of a misperception that the opposite is true.  A recent survey by The National Campaign by Social Science Research Solutions reveals that 50 percent of its respondents incorrectly believe that the nation’s teen pregnancy rate has increased.

ROME BRAVES DROP SECOND IN A ROW TO AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS

Written by Matt Davis on May 14, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves lost for the second night in a row to the Augusta Greenjackets 6-3 last night in Augusta.  The Greenjackets utilized a three-run rally in the third inning to take the lead and never looked back.

LOCAL BUSINESSMAN SELLING T-SHIRTS TO PROMOTE COURAGE FOR KHLOEY

Written by Matt Davis on May 13, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

It’s good when you can use your profession to help other people.  That’s exactly what Scott Wheeler, owner of the Competitive Edge, is doing as his company is currently selling t-shirts in support of a three-year-old from Rockmart who is battling a terminal disease.  Shirts that read “Courage for Khloey” are being sold in support of Floyd County’s Courage for Khloey campaign to raise funds for Khloey Allen, who was diagnosed in 2011 with a rare form of Pearson Marrow Pancreatic Syndrome, a terminal illness.

HEYMAN HOSPICECARE AT FLOYD TO HOLD CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL SERVICE

Written by Matt Davis on May 14, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd have announced plans to remember former patients and honor their families at its semi-annual candlelight memorial service on Thursday, May 23rd at 6 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, according to a release from Floyd Medical Center.

ATLANTA BRAVES BLANKED BY ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

Written by Matt Davis on May 14, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves were blanked by the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 last night in game two of a three game series in Phoenix, Arizona.

OBAMACARE EXPECTED TO IMPACT EMPLOYERS

Written by Matt Davis on May 13, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The institution of ObamaCare (technically known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act) is anticipated to have impact on employment, where employers are concerned.  According to the Affordable Care Act, if an employer has more than 50 employees, that employer must furnish health care for all those employees or face a penalty.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on May 13, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today.  They’ll gather for a caucus session at noon, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue.  Commissioners are expected to adopt a resolution to approve and authorized the revised Fiscal Year 2012 budget, among other business.  Take a look at their full agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

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