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REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION CONCLUDES IN CLEVELAND

Written by Matt Davis on July 22, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Republican National Convention is on the books!  Donald Trump officially accepted the party’s nomination to run for president during the convention’s final day on Thursday in Cleveland, Ohio.  Highlights of the day also included a speech from Trump’s oldest daughter Ivanka.

SUMMER ENROLLMENT RISES SIGNIFICANTLY AT GEORGIA HIGHLANDS COLLEGE

Written by Matt Davis on July 22, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Summer enrollment at Georgia Highlands College has risen by nearly 10 percent for 2016, according to a release from the college.

ROME BRAVES FALL TO LEXINGTON LEGENDS AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on July 22, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves fell to the Lexington Legends 9-1 in the middle outing of a three game set on Thursday night at State Mutual Stadium.  The teams will meet in the series finale tonight at 7 pm.

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION ENTERS FINAL DAY TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on July 21, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Republican National Convention enters its final day in Cleveland, Ohio today.  Third day action included speeches from Eric Trump, son of presidential nominee Donald Trump, and Indiana Governor Mike Pence, the GOP’s nomination for vice president.  US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, perhaps Trump’s toughest opposition during the primary, also spoke on Wednesday.  He declined to pledge his support of Trump, an action that upset many in attendance.  Donald Trump is expected to officially accept his party’s nomination tonight.

SAVE MONEY ON END-OF-SUMMER CAMPING TRIPS WITH GEORGIA STATE PARKS

Written by Matt Davis on July 22, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

It won’t be too long until local children head back to school!  If you’re looking for a last minute summertime getaway, consider a trip to a state park.  Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator with Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, says that if you camp at a state park during the month of July, you’ll receive 50 percent off a return trip in August.  She recommends James H. “Sloppy” Floyd Park in Summerville as a potential campsite.

ATLANTA BRAVES DROP SERIES OPENER AT COLORADO

Written by Matt Davis on July 22, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Colorado Rockies 7-3 on Thursday night in the opener of a four game series out in Denver, Colorado.

GEORGIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 5.1 PERCENT IN JUNE

Written by Matt Davis on July 21, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in June, down from 5.3 percent in May and from 5.8 percent in June 2015.

CHIEFTAINS MUSEUM TO HOST FAMILY FREE DAY ON SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on July 21, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will host a “Family Free Day” this Saturday, July 23rd from 11 am until 4 pm.  Visitors will receive free admission to the museum, located on Riverside Parkway in Rome.  The event will feature activities for kids, including a Family Scavenger Hunt throughout the museum and its grounds.  Two tickets to that evening’s Rome Braves game will be provided free of charge to those who complete the hunt.

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