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BERRY COLLEGE THEATRE COMPANY HONORED BY KENNEDY CENTER AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATRE FESTIVAL

Written by Matt Davis on May 2, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Berry College Theatre Company students and faculty have been honored by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival adjucator for their contributions to the recent production of “The Last Night of Ballyhoo”.

GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL SIGNS ABORTION BILL INTO LAW

Written by Matt Davis on May 2, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal signed into law yesterday a pro-life bill intended to put an end to most abortions in Georgia after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the time when some believe a fetus can begin to feel pain.  HB 954 was sponsored by Representative Doug McKillip of Athens and Tommie Williams of Lyons, according to a release from the Governor’s office.

MATHERLY NAMED HEAD BOYS BASKETBALL COACH AT PEPPERELL HIGH

Written by Matt Davis on May 2, 2012. Posted in Sports

Skip Matherly will return to Floyd County to serve as the new head coach for the Pepperell boys basketball team.  Matherly coached the Rome High girls from 1998-2003.  He will replace Steve Horne, who retired from coaching after last season.  Matherly will leave his post as head boys coach at Wesleyan in Norcross to take the job at Pepperell.

ATLANTA BRAVES FALL TO PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES IN SERIES OPENER AT ‘THE TED’

Written by Matt Davis on May 2, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 last night in the series opener between the teams at Turner Field.

ROME BRAVES ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Written by Matt Davis on May 2, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves had the day off yesterday and will return to action tonight with a seven game road trip that will include three games in Hagerstown, Maryland with the Suns and four games in Greenville, South Carolina against the Drive.  Tonight’s game one against the Suns will get underway at 7:05 pm at Hagerstown’s Municipal Stadium and will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.  Rome Braves radio voice JB Smith will go on the air with the pre-game show at 6:45 pm.

NBA UPDATE: ATLANTA HAWKS FALL TO BOSTON CELTICS IN GAME TWO OF EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS

Written by Matt Davis on May 2, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks were defeated by the Boston Celtics 87-80 last night in game two of the Eastern Conference playoffs at the Philips Arena.  The series is now tied at a game a piece.  Game three will be played on Friday night in Boston.  Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.

FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT SERIES TO RETURN TO DOWNTOWN ROME THIS FRIDAY

Written by Matt Davis on May 1, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Summer’s (almost) here, and the time is right – are you ready for some dancing in the streets?  You’ll have your chance to do just that as the 2012 First Friday concert series kicks off this Friday, May 4th with the music of Broad and Third at Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome.  The show is set to start at 7 pm.  The First Friday concert series is presented annually by Rome’s Downtown Development Authority.

ART SHOW AND RECEPTION TO HONOR PHOTOGRAPHER BILL BUSSEY SET FOR TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on May 1, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Last Stop Gift Shop in Rome will sponsor an art show and reception to honor local photographer Bill Bussey today from 2 pm until 4 pm at Winthrop Court Assisted Living.  The show and reception are free and open to the public, according to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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