As a teenager, I spent many hours in my room with headphones on listening to very loud music. Now, I get paid to do it. Still not sure how I managed that!
I grew up on a farm in Florida riding horses, motorcycles and surfing. I don't surf much anymore, but I still ride horses and motorcycles. I love nothing more than long, all day motorcycles rides. I'm sort of an adrenaline junkie and pretty much your all American girl, as happy in a pair of cowboy boots, or motorcycle boots, as I am in heels. Oh, and I'm a Gator fan. But I'll cheer for Georgia, as long as they're not playing the Gators.
I love to cook and I grow my own herbs. Not pot -- real herbs for cooking!
I love all types of music, but I think my favs are classic rock and country. They just seem to speak to me.
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Chattooga County was ravaged by flood waters over the Labor Day weekend. Many residents were left without running water and from what we understand that won't change for awhile. If you'd like to help out, the Chattooga County Chamber of Commerce website has that information.
Rome's own Saints-N-Rebels band will open the September 2 First Friday Concert Series in downtown Rome.
Saints-N-Rebels is a high energy Southern Rock/ Country Rock band with a vast variety of southern rock, vintage classic rock, rockin’ country (old/new) tunes spanning through the decades.
The band is made up of local boys: Dayton Shaw, Blake Sprayberry, Darren Moore, and Phil Beavers. All are from the Rome area, based out of Plainville.
At the First Friday Night show the band will be performing a mixture of original music(some currently available on all streaming platforms)and Southern Rock/Country Rock music that have stood the test of time and proven to keep the crowd moving and having a great time! Saints-N-Rebels take the stage at 7 P.M.
Rome's own The Georgia Thunderbolt's will perform a hometown show at Peaches, 325 Broad Str., Rome, Saturday February 19.
You can win tickets on the Rebel Wednesday (Feb. 16 and Thursday (Feb. 17. However, if you fail to win you can purchase tickets by going online at: https://www.bigtickets.com/events/rome-ga-peaches/georgia-thunderbolts--rome-ga-peaches-2-19-22/
The bands five members hail from Armuchee and Taylorsville. Members are: Bristol Perry (drummer) Armuchee; Riley Couzzourt (lead guitar) Armuchee; TJ Lyle (lead singer, harmonica, keyboards) Taylorsville; Zach Everett (bass guitar, backing vocals) Taylorsville; and Logan Tolbert (rhythm and lead guitar) Taylorsville.
For more Georgia Thunderbolts videos, check them out on You Tube.
The Summerville Chapter of Narcotics Anonymous meets twice weekly and invites you to attend.
Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays at 172 Farrar Drive, Summerville.
Below is a list of ways to help.
Donate to relief funds
Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund
Gov. Andy Beshear has established a fund to assist tornado victims and begin rebuilding. Donate at secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Finance/WKYRelief or by sending a check to Public Protection Cabinet, 500 Mero St., 218 NC, Frankfort, KY 40601.
American Red Cross
Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999.
Send donations to email@example.com or PO Box 1255, Jackson, KY 41339.
The nonprofit based in Atlanta is partnering with Louisville's Change Today, Change Tomorrow to distribute food, water and cash vouchers to affected families. Donate to the tornado relief fund here.
Global Empowerment Mission
The disaster relief nonprofit based in Miami is sending trucks of supplies to western Kentucky, in partnership with Racing Louisville and Louisville City Football Club. Donate funds at globalempowermentmission.org/mission/kentucky-tornadoes/.
The D.C.-based nonprofit has established a Midwest US Tornado Relief Fund at globalgiving.org/projects/midwest-tornado-relief-fund/.
Kentucky Counseling Center
The organization is collecting donations that counselors and social workers in Graves County will distribute to affected families. Donate at kentuckycounselingcenter.com/mayfield-fund/.
Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has established a GoFundMe page collecting donations at gofundme.com/f/ukcom-student-effort-for-tornado-relief-in-ky.
Kentucky Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters
Mayfield Graves County Tornado Relief
Mayfield-Graves County United Way has set up a GoFundMe to collect donations at gofundme.com/f/mayfield-graves-county-tornado-relief. Find other verified fundraisers at gofundme.com/c/act/tornado-outbreak-fundraisers.
Marshall County Fund
The Marshall County Nonprofit Foundation has established a Venmo account to take funds at @MCNPF.
The nonprofit that serves meals following natural disasters has set up at His House Ministries, 1250 KY-303, Mayfield, Kentucky, and will distribute food over the next few days. Donate funds at https://mercychefs.com/donation.
The church in Mayfield, Kentucky, is taking donations for a tornado relief fund at wearerelevant.churchcenter.com/giving/to/mayfield-tornado-relief.
Rise and Shine
The mutual aid group in Bowling Green is taking donations through Venmo at @riseandshinebgky.
Visit helpsalvationarmy.org and donate to the Salvation Army Western KY Disaster Relief Fundraiser on Facebook.
United Way of Kentucky
The agency has set up a donation site specifically for tornado victims. Visit uwky.org/tornado.
Western KY Tornado Victims
Bremen resident Courtney Cozee has established a GoFundMe at gofundme.com/f/western-ky-tornado-vitamins.
Western Kentucky Red Cross Disaster Relief Fundraiser
Find the online fundraiser on Facebook.