Congressman Tom Graves is working on getting to know the people of Rome and Floyd County as it and he will be moving to the new 14th Congressional District in this election year. Graves currently serves the 9th district. Due to Georgia’s new Congressional Redistricting Maps, he will be running for election this year in the new 14th district. Floyd County will be a part of that new 14th district; it is currently part of the 11th district, which is represented by Congressman Phil Gingrey.
A group of four Harbin Clinic physicians, including Dr. Charles Baggett, Cardiology; Dr. Brad Bushnell, Orthopaedics; Dr. Jonathan Pewitt, Dermatology; Dr. Andy Stevens, Neurosurgery; and Jeff Holloway of UCS Crossfit, placed first in their division in the 178 mile Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Relay Run. According to a Harbin media release, Harbin Clinic Sports Health Foundation sponsored the relay team along with Blue Sky Outfitters and Team 360. The Harbin Clinic physicians’ team placed 12th overall out of 250 teams. In honor of the win, Dr. Andy Stevens made a financial contribution to Cancer Navigators in tribute to three of his patients who are currently facing the disease.
The elderly Floyd County couple for whom a Mattie’s Call was issued over the weekend has been found. Virgil and Marie Haney were both found around 8 am this morning in Alabama; Mrs. Haney, age 83, was found in Cullman County, and 90-year-old Mr. Haney was found in Jefferson County. Ojilvia Lom, an investigator with the Floyd County Police Department, says that the Haneys are both ok and that the family is currently making arrangements for reuniting with the pair. Virgil and Marie Haney had been missing since Saturday. A Mattie’s Call, which is a statewide alert for missing elderly or disabled persons, was issued upon their disappearance.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow. They’ll gather in a caucus session at noon, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
It was a rainy end to the weekend and a rainy start to the work week for Northwest Georgians. The National Weather Service reported some .65 inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in the Armuchee community from early Sunday morning thru early this morning. A 100 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is in the forecast for today. Rain is expected to continue for the next couple of days and clear off by the middle of the week.