USN’S F/A 18 HORNET TO BE A PART OF 2015 WINGS OVER NORTH GEORGIA AIR SHOW

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

John Cowman, president of JLC Airshow Management, has announced that the United States Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet Tactical Demonstration Team will be a part of the 2015 Wings Over North Georgia air show.  The air show is set for October 3rd and 4th at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Rome and will also feature the US Air Force F-22 Raptor, the GEICO Skytypers, the US Marine Corps MV-22, an appearance by the Charlie Daniels Band and the Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic.  For more information, visit www.wingsovernorthgeorgia.com.

GRAVES’ SPENDING BILL PASSES HOUSE

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

The US House of Representatives has passed the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act (HR 2250) authored by Representative Tom Graves of Ranger, Georgia.  The bill provides annual funding for the offices of members of the House of Representatives, the support agencies of Congress, security, services for visitors and Capitol operations and maintenance, according to a release from Graves’ office.

BERRY COLLEGE EAGLETS ARE SPREADING THEIR WINGS

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

The Berry College eaglets are spreading their wings and taking flight.  B4 and B5 hatched earlier this year in an eagle’s nest located in a tree between the college’s main entrance and the parking lot of the Steven J. Cage Athletic and Recreation Center.  Both have made their first flights successfully, according to Rome News-Tribune Associate Editor (and wildlife enthusiast) Doug Walker.  Though, he states, these flights were not without challenges.