Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) Executive Director Kevin Clark has announced the approval of a Georgia Fund loan of $2,500,000 to the city of Rome. The loan, which has been approved by the GEFA executive committee, will finance improvements at the Bruce Hamler Water Treatment Facility. The total project cost is $2,500,000 with GEFA providing the entire amount, according to a GEFA media release.
The 2012 election season continues. Mitt Romney picked up a win in Illinois yesterday. It’s been two weeks since Super Tuesday, when Georgia voters went to the polls along with voters in nine other states. While that was a big day where the race for the Republican nomination for president is concerned, more big days are ahead, according to Layla Shipman with Floyd GOP, who was a guest on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome on Tuesday. Voters will go to the polls in Louisiana this Saturday, and elections have yet to be held in a number of other states.
The seismograph at the Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville picked up the earthquake that hit Oaxaca, Mexico yesterday afternoon. The earthquake was of a 7.6 magnitude and struck just after 2 pm. According to information from the Tellus Museum, that particular region has a history of large earthquakes as it is at a convergent tectonic plate boundary. The first seismic signal arrived at the Tellus seismograph about five minutes after the earthquake occurred. Annually, there are about 10 magnitude 7 or greater earthquakes worldwide. This is the third in 2012.
Floyd Medical Center’s Palliative Care program is among 11 programs in the southeastern United States in contention for the Livestrong Community Impact Project. Livestrong is the organization founded by cyclist Lance Armstrong to serve those living with cancer and to empower communities to take action against the world’s leading cause of death.
Today is the first day of Spring. It is the vernal equinox, one of two times per year that the amount of daytime and nighttime are equal. The other occurs in fall, or the autumnal equinox. High temperatures in the 80’s have made it feel more like summer for the last several days in Rome and Northwest Georgia, and they’re expected to continue. Forecasters call for sunny skies for this first day of spring with a high in the mid 80s.