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.
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’.
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.
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.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 in a rain delayed, 10 inning game last night at Turner Field, marking the Braves’ fifth straight win.