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ATLANTA BRAVES TOPPED BY WASHINGTON NATIONALS IN SERIES CLOSER

Written by Matt Davis on July 3, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves lost to the Chicago Cubs 4-1 last night in the series opener between the teams at Turner Field.

JOHNSON HEADED FOR NETS

Written by Matt Davis on July 3, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to terms with the (former New Jersey) Nets to send All-Star Joe Johnson to the Nets in exchange for five players, including Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow, Shawn Stevenson and Jordan Williams, as well as a Nets draft pick.  Johnson would actually be playing for the Brooklyn Nets, as the team will play its first season in Brooklyn in 2012-2013.  The Hawks have also agreed to trade forward Marvin Williams to the Utah Jazz in exchange for point guard Devin Harris.  Trades can’t be made official until the end of the NBA moratorium on July 11th.

T-SPLOST AMONG ITEMS ON BALLOT IN JULY 31ST PRIMARY, DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS TODAY

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

The deadline to register to vote in the July 31st primary election is today.  A number of state and local offices are up for a vote in this election, as well as the T-SPLOST referendum.  The one cent regional transportation sales tax has been a hot topic of discussion in recent days, one that the Rome TEA Party explored with their TEA Party T-SPLOST Town Hall meeting on Saturday morning at Burk Farms.  Speaker panelists provided educated answers to the questions of TEA partiers and others in attendance.  

ROME FIRE DEPARTMENT: STAY SAFE, SEE A PROFESSIONAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY THIS FOURTH OF JULY

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

Celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks is about as American as apple pie.  But the Rome Fire Department is urging local residents to watch a professional display rather than shooting off your own fireworks, even though some fireworks are legal in the state of Georgia.  Fire safety educator Daniel Carpenter says that the risks associated with fireworks, such as the ever-popular sparklers, are just too great.

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET TONIGHT

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

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening.  They’ll meet in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome.  Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

RAIN, HEAT TO START THE WEEK

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

Many wishing for rain in Rome and Floyd County got their wish last night as lightning and thunder moved into the area, accompanied by rain in some areas.  A chance of showers and thunderstorms remains in the forecast for today and throughout much of the week, according to the National Weather Service.  Otherwise, today will be partly sunny and hot with a high of 103.  A heat advisory has been issued by the NWS that remains in effect until 9 pm tonight.  Heat index values of 105 to 109 are expected.

ROME BRAVES FALL TO KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS IN SUNDAY EVENING OUTING AT SMS

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

The Rome Braves lost to the Kannapolis Intimidators 9-3 last night in game three of a five game series at State Mutual Stadium.  In spite of the loss, the Braves maintain the top spot in the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League.
The Rome Braves now have an 8-3 record so far for the second half of the 2012 season.  Their series with the Kannapolis Intimidators continues tonight at 7 pm at State Mutual Stadium.  The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.  JB Smith will go on the air with the pre-game show at 6:45 pm.  

ATLANTA BRAVES TOPPED BY WASHINGTON NATIONALS IN SERIES CLOSER

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

The Atlanta Braves were defeated by the Washington Nationals 8-4 yesterday afternoon in the series finale between the teams at Turner Field.  Tim Hudson was tagged with the loss; it was a tough outing for him as he gave up four runs in the first inning to the Nationals.  Overall, he allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits in six innings.  

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