Rain once again fell over Rome and Floyd County last night. The National Weather Service reported .44 inches of rain overnight at the Russell Airport in Armuchee, bringing the total amount of rain received at the airport since the beginning of the week to about an inch. Rain remains in the forecast thru the early part of next week. Today’s forecast calls for 80 percent chance of showers, possibly a thunderstorm, and highs near 85. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half an inch are expected.
The student-produced Berry College Farmer’s Market will be open to the public this Saturday, July 14th from 7 am until 1 pm at the college. The event will include vendors from the Rome community.
US Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia continues his fight against President Barack Obama’s health care law. Isakson has co-sponsored three amendments intended to repeal the entire health care law, repeal the individual mandate tax and repeal a medical device tax included in the law.
Ninth district Congressman Tom Graves has voted in favor of HR 6079, the Repeal of the Obamacare Act. The bill would fully repeal the President’s health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Graves is also a co-sponsor of the repeal legislation. In a press release, Graves states, “The House took a positive and essential step towards getting rid of Obamacare. Besides trampling on the Constitution and personal responsibility, the law is ungainly, intrusive into the families of America, and a drag on the American economy. It raises taxes, increases health care costs, and destroys jobs. At a time when the Congressional Budget Office is telling Americans the national debt will approach $20 trillion by the end of the decade, we simply can’t afford to pay for the President’s health care experiment. It’s now time for the Senate to take up this bill so the American people can know where their Senators stand on Obamacare.”
Torrential downpour pelted Rome and Floyd County yesterday evening, and showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast through the weekend. The National Weather Service reported more than a half an inch of rain from overnight Monday night/early Tuesday morning thru early this morning at the Russell Airport in Armuchee. Another 70 percent chance of showers is in today’s forecast with a high near 87. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half an inch are possible.