An Armuchee High School junior has won a national essay contest sponsored by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America. In his essay, Bennett Garland addressed the relevance today of Abraham Lincoln’s statement, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia will benefit from the Jogging for Justice 5K and Health Walk tomorrow (Saturday, April 14th) on the campus of Shorter University. Registration begins at 7 am on the hill, with the 5K and Health Walk to begin at 8 am. The cost to participate is $25.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is set for this evening at Ridge Ferry Park. The walk will begin at 6 pm and continue thru 6 am tomorrow morning. Cancer survivors are urged to participate and are asked to arrive at 4 pm today. For more information, go to www.floydrelayforlife.org.
In the world of politics – the news came earlier this week that Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Mike Morton with the Rome TEA Party was a supporter of Rick Santorum. He says that Santorum ran a good campaign, but now it is time to get behind the apparent front runner in the race for the Republican nomination for President, Mitt Romney.
Rome residents, like many across the north and central regions of the state, are waking up to a chilly morning. The frost advisory issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 10 am. Areas of frost are forecasted until 9 am, according to the NWS. Otherwise, today will be sunny with a high in the mid to upper 60s. Highs will be back in the 70s and climbing into the 80s as we head into the weekend.