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FINALLY! A VICTORY FOR THE ATLANTA BRAVES OVER THE NEW YORK METS!

Written by Matt Davis on April 18, 2012. Posted in Sports

Finally!  A win for the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets!  The Braves beat the Mets 9-3 last night at Turner Field.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: BERRY SWEEPS COVENANT

Written by Matt Davis on April 18, 2012. Posted in Sports

Berry College’s baseball team swept Covenant in a double header in Lookout Mountain, Georgia yesterday 12-2 and 7-5.  The Vikings will close out the regular season this Saturday with a double header against Toccoa Falls at 1 pm.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: SHORTER AT LEE, BERRY TO HOST YOUNG HARRIS TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on April 18, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s Lady Hawks softball team will get back into action today in Cleveland, Tennessee against Lee University.  The double header will get underway at 3 pm.

MARK RICHT COMING TO ROME

Written by Matt Davis on April 18, 2012. Posted in Sports

University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt is coming to Rome!  The Rome Area Bulldog Club is hosting UGA Day at The Forum in downtown Rome today.  Tonight at 6 pm, the club will hear from Richt and head basketball coach Mark Fox.  The event will be hosted by sports personality Chuck Dowdle.

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS BAND TOGETHER TO PREVENT CHILD AB– USE, KEEP KIDS AT HOME

Written by Matt Davis on April 17, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Local organizations continue their efforts to raise awareness of child abuse during the month of April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The Child Abuse Prevention Partnership is a conglomeration of local organizations joining forces to provide the education and support necessary to prevent child abuse in our community.  Sue Lagermann co-chairs the organization.  She is also the director of Floyd County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate).  She says that one thing that many folks don’t know about victims of child abuse is that the children really just want to be at home.

DEAL SIGNS BILL INTO LAW REQUIRING DRUG TESTING FOR WELFARE RECIPIENTS

Written by Matt Davis on April 17, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law yesterday legislation that requires drug testing for welfare benefits.  According to a release from the Governor’s office, the law is intended to safeguard the public purse.  The legislation requires applicants to pass a drug test in order to qualify for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits.  Florida passed similar legislation back in 2010, decreasing their welfare applicant pool by 48 percent and saving their state $1.8 million.

BERRY COLLEGE NAMES FIRST-EVER FOOTBALL COACH

Written by Matt Davis on April 17, 2012. Posted in Sports

It was a big day for Berry College athletics yesterday as Tony Kunczewski (pronounced “Kun-chesky”) was named the school’s first-ever head football coach.  Kunczewski comes to Berry from LaGrange College, where he served as defensive coordinator and head strength and conditioning coach since 2005.

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