Isakson at Hearing with Interim VA Secretary: ‘Not satisfied VA culture is any different now’

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today pressed an administration official on the steps being taken to address the lack of accountability within the Department of Veterans Affairs in light of the agency’s repeated failure to clean up widespread misconduct, malpractice and scheduling manipulation dating as far back as [...]

RFPRA Fall Youth Sports Registration Now Open

The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority (RFPRA) is now registering for several fall youth sports leagues. The registration details for each sport are as follows: RFPRA Fall Baseball Fall league baseball players may sign up individually or as teams and do not have to play for the school district they attend. Age divisions are: 5-6, [...]

Isakson, Chambliss Introduce Bill to Halt EPA Expanding Federal Authority Over All U.S. Water

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, and Saxby Chambliss, joined 28 other senators in introducing legislation to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating nearly all private and state water in the United States. The Protecting Water and Property Rights Act of 2014 prevents the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) from finalizing their [...]

Darlington School to host Purple Tie Affair to benefit parent organizations

Darlington School will host the Purple Tie Affair, a one-school fundraiser, on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Huffman Athletic Center’s Van Es Arena. All current parents, faculty and staff, and alumni are invited to attend with proceeds benefiting Darlington’s parent organizations, including ELA-8 and Upper School Tiger Pride, the Athletic Booster Club [...]

RFPRA and Rome Braves Hosting Wiffle Ball Tournament – Registration Now Open

The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority and Rome Braves are hosting a Wiffle Ball Tournament at the Rome Braves Miracle Field. The tournament will be held July 24 through July 26. Week day games will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday games begin at 9:00 a.m. Teams are guaranteed three games to include two pool [...]

Rep. Graves Votes To Ensure Veterans Have Prompt Medical Appointments, More Care Choices

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves and the U.S. House have passed the Veterans Access To Care Act (H.R. 4810), which requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer non-VA care at the department’s expense to veterans who live over 40 miles from a VA medical facility, or cannot get an appointment within the VA scheduling [...]