HOT CARS A DEATH TRAP FOR KIDS

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Summer heat can be dangerous, for sure.  It’s even more dangerous in a hot car.  There have been numerous reports across the state of children being locked in hot cars, which can be life-threatening.  Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says that heat can even be a threat on cooler days when it comes to cars.  Carpenter says the temperature difference between the outdoors and inside the car is huge.

JUNE REVENUE UP BY 2.6 PERCENT IN GEORGIA

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Governor Nathan Deal reported late last week that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of June totaled $1.54 billion, an increase of $39 million, or 2.6 percent, compared to June 2011.  For fiscal year 2012, which ended on June 30th, net revenue collections totaled $16.1 billion, an increase of $742 million, or 4.8 percent, compared to FY 2011.

RAIN A GODSEND FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

More rain fell over the Greater Rome area last night.  The National Weather Service reports 1.19 inches of rain at the Russell Airport in Armuchee since early Tuesday morning.  A chance of showers and thunderstorms will take Rome and Floyd County thru the first part of next week.  A 60 percent chance is on tap for today with highs around 88.