Per the "extreme vetting" item, I didn't send out a press release but here is the statement from Rep. Graves that I gave reporters who inquired yesterday:
"America is a nation of immigrants. As such, we are a welcoming country but we also have an obligation to keep our homeland safe, which is the federal government's most fundamental mission. A temporary pause in admitting people to the U.S. from countries initially flagged by the Obama administration as terrorist hotspots is prudent. This pause is an opportunity to examine and strengthen the vetting process to ensure we are doing all we can to keep the American people safe. I am glad that the Secretary of Homeland Security made it absolutely clear that this action is not meant to target immigrants who have become lawful permanent residents of our country."
This morning's first headlines and updates all day from Hometown Headlines
Business: Quality Inn off 411 in East Rome on the market for $3.15 million. Updates on business openings, closings. Business
Crime: Second suspect arrested in death of Chattooga man near Armuchee in April 2015. Arrest
U.S. Sen. David Perdue the first member of the Georgia delegation to stand with Trump's 'extreme vetting.' Perdue
Buzz: Updates on the 2017 Rome Community HeART Project. Darlington fine arts presents 'Once on This Island' Feb. 17-19. Buzz
Georgia Northwest Technical College campuses collecting relief supplies for storm-ravaged South Georgia. Storm relief
Health: Redmond honors 2016 Frist Humanitarian, Excellence in Nursing recipients. Health
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mid 60s today, Wednesday; cooler weekend with a tenth of an inch of rain. South Georgia: 40 tornadoes hit Jan. 21-22. Weather
Georgia Health News: Political uncertainty adds to struggles of state's rural hospitals. Health
Remembering Mrs. Bertha Sue Fowler Bowman, Mrs. Frances Demonia Burnett, Mrs. Fay Sims. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch
State business headlines: Georgia Trend
Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder
High school basketball girls rankings; power rankings, too.
Poll results on where you'll watch the Super Bowl. The dominant answer: Home.
Others are going out and we've started to list some of the viewing options for Sunday.
Local college basketball updates.
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7:40 a.m.: Eric Munn, head of school, Unity Christian School in Rome with key updates and what's ahead.
8:40 a.m.: Pete McDonald, president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College, on relief efforts set for Wednesday and Thursday for storm-ravaged South Georgia.