Here’s a reminder that the Cedartown Polk County Hospital Authority will break ground today on a new 25-bed hospital. Upon completion, the 73,000 square foot facility will replace the current Polk Medical Center, originally built in 1944.
The Atlanta Braves topped the New York Mets 2-1 in the opener of a four game series at New York’s Citi Field last night.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow. Their 5 pm caucus will be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. On the agenda – resolutions calling for Sunday alcohol sales in the unincorporated area of Floyd County. If approved, the matter will be up for a vote by the people in November. One Sunday sales resolution would call for a referendum allowing for package sales by retailers of malt beverages and wine between the hours of 12:30 pm and 11:30 pm, while another would permit the sale of malt beverages and wine by a restaurant for consumption on the premises between the hours of 12:30 pm and midnight.
Residents of the Southeastern United States are feeling the pain at the gas pump, and gas prices are expected to continue to rise as the summer progresses.
Harbin Clinic Cardiology Centers of Rome and Cartersville recently received a three-year term Echocardiography accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in the areas of Adult Transthoracic and Adult Stress, according to a Harbin media release.
The Rome City Commission is slated to meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Commissioners are expected to adopt a resolution to set the 2013 tax rate this evening. A public hearing will take place before commissioners vote on the matter. Take a look at the Rome City Commission’s full agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Northwest Georgia residents are no doubt saving moments in the sun when we have them this summer. But too much sun can be dangerous, according to Roger DeBerry, Chief of Training for the Rome Fire Department. DeBerry recommends the use of sunscreen. And reapply it as necessary!
Phil Mickelson has won the British Open! Mickelson closed with a 5-under 66 for a three-shot win over Henrik Stenson yesterday afternoon in Scotland. The British Open is reportedly golf’s oldest championship.