Emergency response teams from around the country have flocked to Oklahoma following the EF-4 tornado that hit the Oklahoma City suburbs on Monday. Many people are asking how they can help. If you are among those, the American Red Cross is looking for you. Donate to the Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by calling the Northwest Georgia Chapter of the Red Cross at (706) 291-6648. You can also text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donate online at www.redcross.org.
Georgia’s high school graduation rate saw an increase of more than two percent over the past year, according to data released yesterday by the Georgia Department of Education. The statewide graduation rate increased from 67.44 percent in 2011 to 69.72 percent in 2012.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 in a rain delayed, 10 inning game last night at Turner Field, marking the Braves’ fifth straight win.
The Pepperell High School baseball team hunt for a state title came to an end yesterday with a loss to Westminster 5-1 in game two of the Class AA semifinals at Pepperell. Yesterday’s loss followed a 1-0 defeat of the Dragons by Westminster in game one on Monday.
You’ve heard about it in national headlines – the IRS has been taking a lot of heat lately, with accusations that it has been singling out conservative groups such as the Tea Party. The IRS has since admitted to doing so, according to US Representative Tom Graves. In a Tuesday morning interview on WLAQ AM 1410′s Good Morning Rome, Graves contended that the IRS has acted as a ‘political bully’.
Rome’s Eighth Regiment Band has been invited to participate in the International Military Tattoo in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada coming up June 6th thru 9th.
The Rome Braves fell to the Augusta Greenjackets 7-4 in an early Education Day game yesterday at State Mutual Stadium.
And thoughts and prayers from all over the country are going out this morning to the suburbs of Oklahoma City, where an EF-4 tornado demolished neighborhoods and led to the deaths of some 91 people including at least 20 children. The tornado brutalized the small community of Moore, Oklahoma and destroyed two elementary schools.