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