The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 2012 Membership Drive yesterday evening with a special event at the Rome Area History Museum. Teams presented skits to emphasize the benefits of being a chamber member. The goal for the drive is $25,000 in memberships. The drive will continue thru late May.
Yesterday, of course, was Tax Day. US Senator Johnny Isakson called on Congress yesterday to enact a fairer, simpler tax system at a tax-day rally held on Capitol Hill. Isakson has co-sponsored legislation to repeal the tax code and to establish a national sales tax during every session of Congress since being elected to the US Senate.
Romans woke up to a rainy Wednesday, and more rain is predicted for today. The National Weather Service has predicted an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for today, which will move out this evening and leave the area with mostly cloudy skies. More rain is in the forecast for this weekend.
Local organizations continue their efforts to raise awareness of child abuse during the month of April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Child Abuse Prevention Partnership is a conglomeration of local organizations joining forces to provide the education and support necessary to prevent child abuse in our community. Sue Lagermann co-chairs the organization. She is also the director of Floyd County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). She says that one thing that many folks don’t know about victims of child abuse is that the children really just want to be at home.