The Georgia Honors Iraq War Veterans parade held in downtown Rome last Saturday was inevitably an inspiration to many, whether they were in attendance at the parade or not. It certainly was an inspiration to licensed counselor Dr. Laurie Johnson, who is particularly concerned about service men and women that suffer from post traumatic stress disorder resulting from their time of service. Dr. Johnson has set up a Facebook page for veterans called Vet Power. She says that the page serves as a sounding board for veterans and their supporters.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is warning political candidates and campaigns to not place signs on rights-of-way. According to the GDOT’s website, signs that are found on rights-of-way will be removed by GDOT maintenance crews.
Georgia Code 32-6-51 states that “it shall be unlawful for any person to erect, place or maintain within the right of way of any public road any sign, signal or other device except as authorized by subsection (d) of this Code section.”
Any person who violates the advertising restrictions prescribed by Georgia Code 32 “shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as provided in Code Section 32-6-91.”
Today is the first day of summer. It is the longest day of the year. The days will begin to get shorter from here on out. The summer solstice will occur at 7:09 pm this evening. While summer begins today here in the Northern Hemisphere of the planet, the winter begins in the Southern Hemisphere.
Something pretty amazing will be taking place in downtown Rome on Saturday, June 30th. Georgia Northwestern Technical College will host the first annual Rome’s Incredible Race to benefit local charities Cancer Navigators and Summit Quest Adventures. Rome’s Incredible Race will consist of 60 teams of two people, ages 12 and older, who will race around downtown Rome, facing challenges of brains and brawn while outsmarting other contestants for a shot at the grand prize of an iPad 2. Prizes will also be given for 2nd, 3rd and 4th places.
The Rome Exchange Club will welcome National Exchange President Sid Mobley to town this Friday, June 22nd. While in Rome, Mobley will attend a luncheon at the Exchange Club Family Resource Center. That evening, he will induct the new officers and board members of the Exchange Club of Rome.