The 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly gets underway on Monday, January 14th – just 10 days from today.
In other news from the 113th Congress, US Senator Johnny Isakson has been named to the US Senate Committee on Finance, which will play a key role in the upcoming critical debate on cutting spending and reducing our nation’s debt. According to a release from Senator Isakson’s office, the Finance Committee also oversees trade policy, Social Security and health programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).
In your college football bowl game update, the Oregon Ducks topped Kansas State 35-17 last night in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.
Bullriding will return to The Forum in downtown Rome this weekend. The Three Rivers Invitational Bull Riding event is set for this Friday and Saturday. Doors will open at 6 pm both nights, with bullriding to begin at 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the following locations: United Community Bank branches at Mount Berry Square and in Adairsville and Summerville, West Express on North Broad Street in Rome and Schroeder’s New Deli in Armuchee. Admission is $23 for VIP reserved seats and $18 for general admission. Children five and under will be admitted for free in the general admission section. For more information, visit www.forumevents.org or www.4Lrodeo.com.
US Representative Tom Graves has been sworn in to the 113th United States Congress as the representative for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District. Graves issued the following statement after he was sworn in:
Girl Scout cookies go on sale today! If you want to purchase Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos and Savannah Smiles, you’ll have to find a Girl Scout. Booth sales begin on February 11th. Cookies are $3.50 a box. For more information, visit www.gsgatl.org.
A busy weekend is ahead of the Atlanta Hawks. They’ll close out a three game road trip with a stop in Detroit, Michigan tonight to take on the Pistons. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm. Then, the Hawks will return to their home court at the Philips Arena to host Boston Celtics tomorrow night at 7 pm. Both games will be televised on Sport South.
Need a little help with keeping that New Year’s resolution? Maybe you have a goal to lose weight and get in shape, to quit smoking, to save money and eliminate debt or to do more volunteer work. Whatever your goal is, stay after it. This is the advice of local resident Nina Lovel, who knows a thing or two about keeping resolutions as a past participant in CNN’s FitNation and an avid triathlete. Lovel says that in order to reach your goal, you must keep going! At least, that has been her experience with athletic training.