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DARLINGTON SCHOOL TO BREAK GROUND ON NEW SOLAR FARM THIS SUMMER

Written by Matt Davis on May 27, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Darlington School will break ground on a new five-acre solar farm in early July on the school’s campus near Cave Spring and Hopewell Streets.  The project was developed by Atlanta-based Inman Solar and will provide power to the local grid by way of a 900-kilowatt array consisting of 2,813 modules on tilted panels.

FINSTER FEST 2016 TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF HOWARD FINSTER THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on May 27, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The life and legacy of Howard Finster will be celebrated during Finster Fest 2016 this Saturday and Sunday, May 28th and 29th at Paradise Garden in Summerville.

MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE TO HONOR LIVES LOST ON THE BATTLEFIELD

Written by Matt Davis on May 27, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

As we head into the holiday weekend, let’s not forget the reason for which we observe Memorial Day.  This somber observation is intended to honor lives lost on the battlefield.

BRAVES SWEPT BY BREWERS AT ‘THE TED’

Written by Matt Davis on May 27, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 in the rain-soaked series finale between the teams on Thursday night at Turner Field, allowing the Brewers to sweep the three game set.

ROME BRAVES OPEN HOMESTAND WITH WIN OVER GREENVILLE

Written by Matt Davis on May 27, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves opened a seven-game homestand with a 7-4 victory over the Greenville Drive on Thursday night at State Mutual Stadium.  The teams will go head to head again tonight at 7 pm.

UNEMPLOYMENT DECLINES IN METRO ROME, NORTHWEST GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on May 26, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate for April stood at 5.6 percent, down from 6.1 percent in March and from 6.3 percent in April 2015.

MODEL SENIOR WINS PARKS AND REC LOGO ART CONTEST

Written by Matt Davis on May 26, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Josh Walls, a senior from Model High School, has won the logo design contest held by the Rome/Floyd Parks and Recreation Department, according to updates from both the Floyd County Schools and the RFPRD.  Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord and parks and rec Director Kevin Cowling paid a visit to Model High on Wednesday to recognize Walls for his winning design.  He was presented with a framed copy of the logo, an art kit and doughnuts.  He is also slated to receive a $100 check for winning the contest and will get a t-shirt featuring the new logo.

GRADUATION WEEKEND FOR THE FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS IS COMING UP!

Written by Matt Davis on May 26, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Schools will hold their graduation ceremonies at The Forum in downtown this weekend.  Brent Poplin, General Manager of the downtown venue, says there will be plenty of parking available to attendees.  He adds that a special event parking map is available on The Forum Civic Center page on Facebook.

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