The Northwest Georgia area is certainly no stranger to tornadoes such as the one that touched down in Oklahoma on Monday. There is no doubt that the news of the Oklahoma tornado struck a chord with those in Adairsville and parts of Gordon County who were hit by a tornado back on January 30th. US Representative Tom Graves is a resident of Ranger, located in Gordon County. Graves believes that the people of Georgia’s 14th Congressional District can relate to tornado victims in Oklahoma.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 8-3 yesterday afternoon at Turner Field, allowing the Braves to complete a 6-0 homestand.
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 local arts community is mourning the loss of a friend. Debby Brown passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 60. She worked for a number of years at the Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home. She was also active with the Rome Little Theatre and was a colorful storyteller with the Seven Hills Tellers.
The Rome Braves lost to the Augusta Greenjackets 12-6 yesterday afternoon in a Business Person’s Special game at State Mutual Stadium.
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.