Child Abuse Prevention Month might have been observed nationally three months ago, but child abuse prevention is the mission of the Exchange Club Family Resource Center all year long.
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.
A woman that was injured in a July 14th wreck at Georgia 140 and US 27 died over the weekend, and charges are expected to be filed against the driver of a tractor-trailer involved in the incident. Barbara J. Fowler, age 74 and of Armuchee, died late Sunday night due to her injuries. Police are now in search of 55-year-old Jackie Johnson of Clinton, South Carolina, whose tractor-trailer collided with Fowler’s Mercury Grand Marquis in the July 14th collision. A second degree vehicular homicide charge is expected to be filed against Johnson.
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!