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YOUNG LOCAL FILMMAKER TO PROMOTE SOUTH ROME DOCUMENTARY AT SPECIAL EVENT TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on March 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A young local filmmaker is working on a documentary about South Rome and will promote her project tonight during a special event at the Rome Area History Museum.  Xaivier Ringer is a 2004 graduate of Darlington School and a 2008 graduate of Georgetown University.  She hopes relay the rich history of the South Rome community through her documentary.  Ringer says that she’s had commitments from some notable people in the community to contribute to the project.  Those notables include Darlington School headmaster Tom Whitworth, Rome City Commissioners Jamie Doss and Bill Collins and former Commissioner Duane Reid, Heart of the Community recipient (and the proclaimed “Mayor” of South Rome) Shirley Denmon and more.

ISAKSON JOINS SENATE VETERANS JOBS CAUCUS TO KICK OFF “I HIRE VETERANS” INITIATIVE

Written by Matt Davis on March 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

US Senator Johnny Isakson yesterday joined fellow members of the Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus in hosting an event to kick off their “I Hire Veterans” initiative.  According to a release from Isakson’s office, the initiative encourages members of the Senate and American businesses to show their commitment to hiring veterans by displaying a simple logo – “I Hire Veteran” – in their offices.

ATLANTA HAWKS LOSE HOME MATCH TO CHICAGO BULLS

Written by Matt Davis on March 29, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Chicago Bulls 98-77 last night on the Hawks’ home court at the Philips Arena.  The Hawks will welcome the New York Knicks to Atlanta for a 7:30 pm tip-off tomorrow night.

ATLANTA BRAVES AND NEW YORK YANKEES PLAY TO 5-5 TIE

Written by Matt Davis on March 29, 2012. Posted in Sports

In your Atlanta Braves Spring Training update, the Braves played to a 5-5 tie with the New York Yankees in 10 innings yesterday at Champion Stadium at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  Freddie Freeman’s bat stayed hot for the Braves as he hit his fifth home run in eight at-bats in the seventh inning of yesterday’s game.  Jason Heyward also went deep yesterday with a two-run shot in the ninth to tie the game up.  It was a pretty good day for Heyward, who also helped his team out with an excellent catch in the third inning in which he climbed the right-field wall to stop the Yankees’ Raul Ibanez from getting a home run.

ROME BRAVES HOME GAMES TO BE TELEVISED ONLINE

Written by Matt Davis on March 29, 2012. Posted in Sports

Also on the Braves beat, the Rome Braves have announced that all 70 home games will be televised live on MiLB.TV starting this year.  The subscription service allows fans to Rome Braves action in addition to minor league games throughout the country.  Season and monthly plans are available to subscribers online at www.MiLB.TV.  More than 2,500 games will be offered, and all will be archived for on demand streaming soon after completion.  Games can be accessed at www.romebraves.com.

HUNNICUTT ANNOUNCES PLANS TO LEAVE MODEL

Written by Matt Davis on March 29, 2012. Posted in Sports

Model High School head football coach Lynn Hunnicutt has confirmed that he will not be returning next season.  Hunnicutt has been with Model for the last two seasons.  He was, for a long time, the head coach at Pepperell.  He has indicated that he will stay with Model thru the end of this school year and intends to coach again soon.

SHOWS AMONG CANDIDATES TO OFFICIATE NCAA MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

Written by Matt Davis on March 29, 2012. Posted in Sports

Rome resident Doug Shows, an NCAA referee and VP of Heritage First Bank Investments and Insurance, has been selected to be included in the pool of officials who will be picked to call the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.  The officials for the championship game will not be announced until the day of the game.

THE WORLD IS COMING TO TOWN WITH ROME INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on March 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The world will be in Rome, Georgia’s own backyard this Saturday, March 31st at the ninth annual Rome International Festival.  The festival will be held from 11 am until 3 pm at Bridgepoint Plaza downtown.  One of the event’s organizers, Ann Pullen, says it will be a musical and culinary extravaganza with offerings from around the world.

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