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LOCAL BUSINESSMAN SELLING T-SHIRTS TO PROMOTE COURAGE FOR KHLOEY

Written by Matt Davis on May 13, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

It’s good when you can use your profession to help other people.  That’s exactly what Scott Wheeler, owner of the Competitive Edge, is doing as his company is currently selling t-shirts in support of a three-year-old from Rockmart who is battling a terminal disease.  Shirts that read “Courage for Khloey” are being sold in support of Floyd County’s Courage for Khloey campaign to raise funds for Khloey Allen, who was diagnosed in 2011 with a rare form of Pearson Marrow Pancreatic Syndrome, a terminal illness.

FMC TO HOST SITTERS SATURDAY BABYSITTER TRAINING

Written by Matt Davis on May 13, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Women’s and Children’s Services department at Floyd Medical Center will offer a baby sitter training course this summer.

UPTON SHINES IN RETURN TO ARIZONA AS BRAVES NAB WIN OVER D’BACKS

Written by Matt Davis on May 13, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves snapped a three game losing streak with a 10-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a three game series last night in Phoenix.

OBAMACARE EXPECTED TO IMPACT EMPLOYERS

Written by Matt Davis on May 13, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The institution of ObamaCare (technically known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act) is anticipated to have impact on employment, where employers are concerned.  According to the Affordable Care Act, if an employer has more than 50 employees, that employer must furnish health care for all those employees or face a penalty.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on May 13, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today.  They’ll gather for a caucus session at noon, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue.  Commissioners are expected to adopt a resolution to approve and authorized the revised Fiscal Year 2012 budget, among other business.  Take a look at their full agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

ROME BRAVES FALL TO AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS IN SERIES OPENER

Written by Matt Davis on May 13, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves lost to the Augusta Greenjackets 11-8 last night in the opener of a three game series in Augusta.  The Greenjackets took an early lead with six runs in the first two innings and kept going from there.  The Braves tried to stage a comeback with six runs in the top of the ninth, but were unable to overcome the Greenjackets.

SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON – IMMIGRATION AN ISSUE ‘WHOSE TIME HAS COME’ FOR DEBATE

Written by Matt Davis on May 12, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The US Senate has been tackling the issue of immigration in recent days.  In an interview on WLAQ AM 1410′s Good Morning Rome last Thursday, US Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia said that immigration reform is an issue “whose time has come” for debate.

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