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.
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.
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.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session this afternoon. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 1 pm, to be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame inducted three new members during a special ceremony last night at Berry College’s Krannert Center. The 2014 inductees include Jerome Webb, Jerry James and John Sapp.
The Atlanta Hawks closed out a five game road trip out west in victorious fashion as they topped the Utah Jazz, 112-110, last night in Salt Lake City. Kyle Korver led the Hawks in scoring with 26 points. Paul Millsap added 23 points. Korver and Millsap are former members of the Jazz, along with Atlanta’s DeMarre Carroll.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1 in Spring Training action yesterday afternoon in Clearwater, Florida. Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla each homered in yesterday’s game. Heyward hit his solo shot off the second pitch of the game by Phillies starter Cliff Lee. Uggla’s two-run homer came in the fourth inning. Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy left the game early due to discomfort around his right elbow and biceps. His early departure followed that of Kris Medlen on Sunday because of a strained right forearm.
Though gas prices haven’t spiked yet, they are still on the rise, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, who reports that pump prices rose about three cents from last week nationwide with smaller gains in the southeast.