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ATLANTA BRAVES TOP ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS FOR SECOND NIGHT IN A ROW AT TURNER FIELD

Written by Matt Davis on June 28, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 last night at Turner Field.  Both Jason Heyward and Chipper Jones homered in last night’s game.  
Heyward hit a solo shot in the bottom of the first inning.  
Chipper Jones hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth.  It was his sixth of the season and the 460th of his career.  

STONEBRIDGE GOLF CLUB HONORED TO BE INCLUDED IN GOLF DIGEST’S TOP GOLF, $55 OR LESS

Written by Matt Davis on June 28, 2012. Posted in Sports

Rome’s Stonebridge Golf Course received quite an honor recently as they were included in Golf Digest magazine’s list of Top Golf, $55 or Less.  The list is featured in the July edition of Golf Digest.  

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION AT RIDGE FERRY PARK TO BE OF A MUSICAL NATURE

Written by Matt Davis on June 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Fourth of July is just one week from today.  And so is Rome and Floyd County’s annual 4th of July Celebration at Ridge Ferry Park.  This year, the celebration will feature traditional patriotic music from Eighth Regiment Band of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry and the Rome Symphony Orchestra.

ROME TEA PARTY TO HOST TEA PARTY T-SPLOST TOWN HALL

Written by Matt Davis on June 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Tea Party seeks to inform the public about the T-SPLOST referendum that is up for a vote in the July 31st primary election and will do so with their Tea Party T-SPLOST Town Hall meeting set for this Saturday, June 30th from 10 am until noon at Burk Farms in Armuchee.  A number of speaker panelists have been lined up for the meeting who are knowledgeable on the T-SPLOST referendum.  That list includes:  State Representative Katie Dempsey, former Floyd County Commission Chairman Eddie Lumsden, Georgia Public Policy Foundation Vice-President Benita Dodd and Dalton, Georgia Mayor David Pennington.  A barbecue lunch will follow the Town Hall meeting. 

ROME CITY MANAGER JOHN BENNETT INDUCTED INTO MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT HALL OF FAME

Written by Matt Davis on June 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Municipal Association inducted Rome City Manager John Bennett into the Municipal Government Hall of Fame on Monday at the GMA’s annual convention in Savannah.  According to a GMA media release, the Hall of Fame honors municipal officials who exemplify the best in public service, and who, throughout their careers, have made extraordinary contributions to their communities and Georgia’s cities. 

BERRY COLLEGE’S NEW FOOTBALL COACH TO GUEST ON SPORTS TALK SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on June 27, 2012. Posted in Sports

Tune in for this Saturday’s edition of Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott on WLAQ AM 1410.  Their special guest will be Tony Kunczewski, Berry College’s first ever football coach.  Kunczewski took the job back in April.  Football is slated to begin at Berry in fall 2013. 

ROME BRAVES TAKE NINTH-INNING VICTORY FROM GREENVILLE DRIVE AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on June 27, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves took an exciting 3-2 victory from the Greenville Drive last at State Mutual Stadium.  A two-out RBI single by Cory Brownsten brought home the winning run for the Braves in the bottom of the ninth. 

ATLANTA BRAVES READY FOR LONG HOME STAND; HEYWARD NAMED NL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on June 27, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves picked up an 8-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first game of a three game series between the teams (and of a 10-game home stand) last night at Turner Field. 

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