We may be getting a bit of a break from the heat right now, but with the warm temperatures this area experienced in recent days and a hot summer ahead, fleas and ticks are expected to abound in the coming months. Dr. Dan Pate with the West Rome Animal Clinic says that ticks in particular pose health threats to your pets. They can cause various diseases, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Dr. Pate urges pet owners to make sure that those ticks don’t attach themselves to your dogs and cats.
Floyd Medical Center’s Palliative Care program is among four programs in the southeastern United States to receive a $10,000 Livestrong Community Impact Project grant, according to an FMC media release. Livestrong is the organization founded by cyclist Lance Armstrong to serve people living with cancer and to empower communities to take action against the world’s leading cause of death.
The Rome Braves lost to the Savannah Sand Gnats lost to the Savannah Sand Gnats 1-0 in 12 innings last night in Savannah.
Gordon Powers will be returning to Model High School as their head football coach this fall. Powers was Model’s head coach from 2003 to 2008. He will replace Lynn Hunnicutt, who recently announced his upcoming departure from that position.
Chad Whitefield has announced that he is dropping out of the race for State Senate. He is giving up his bid for the Senate in order to focus on a new business venture. His company, Rome-based Advanced Rehabilitation Management Group, has entered into a joint venture opportunity in Florida and Virginia. He expects a lot of travel with this new venture.
The Atlanta Braves remain winless so far for the 2012 season as they lost to the Houston Astros 8-3 last night in Houston, Texas.
College baseball is on tap for today as Berry College’s Vikings are set to host Point University. The double header will get underway at 3 pm at Berry’s William R. Bowdoin Field.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow. They’ll meet in 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 in downtown Rome. Keep up with Floyd County and Rome City meetings and agendas online at www.romefloyd.com.