-U.S. Rep. Tom Graves speaking before the House on Obamacare/IRS ties:
"We all know that it increases premiums and squeezes the family budget. We know that it does not let you keep the plan that you have today. We know that Obamacare is crushing jobs, and it‘s forcing many parents who have full-time jobs today into tomorrow’s part-time jobs.
And now, we have some new information as we prepare to vote. The chief enforcers of this law – the IRS – have been outed as partisan political operatives. They’ve harassed and bullied and suppressed the political opponents of the Obama Administration.
Now they want to be in charge of our health care? Give me a break. I don’t think so." Watch the video here.
-Five promoted at Coosa Valley Credit Union. Click Business
-Rome Symphony plans June 8 pops concert, July Fourth performance. RSO
-This weekend's agenda includes the year's top concert, graduations, benefits::
- May 17-18:
Duck Derby is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Day Use Area Park. Tonight: Pre-Derby Concert Party at 6 p.m. Saturday: Chick-Fil-A Duck Dash at 8 a.m. Details: click here
- May 18: Rome River Jam tickets on the move. The annual concert from Jay Shell Productions is set for Ridge Ferry Park. Scheduled guests include Craig Morgan, Blackberry Smoke, Ashley Monroe, Angie Johnson. Tailgating begins at 1 p.m. with gates opening at 2:30 p.m. The first performance begins at 3 p.m. For parking and concert rules, please click River Jam. Additional parking now available at Chieftains Museum for $15.
Low 80s, some rain in the weekend forecast
-Outlook: About an inch of rain is possible today through early Sunday.
-Friday: 30% rain chance, high of 83, low of 63.
-Saturday: 70% rain chance, high of 81, low of 63.
-Sunday: 50% rain chance, high of 84, low of 66.
-Forecast / radar / mobile
Thursday Public Health restaurant inspection scores: Floyd, Bartow. Dining
$740 million up for grabs tonight, Saturday:
-$190 million MegaMillion drawing tonight; $550 million PowerBall on Saturday night. Lottery
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