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JULY FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT IS TONIGHT!

Written by Matt Davis on July 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Get ready do some dancing in the streets at the July First Friday concert, which is set for tonight at 7 pm at Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome.
This month’s concert will feature the music of the Ben Deignan Band.  Amanda Carter with the Rome Downtown Development Authority says Deignan has a ‘cool’ sound.  She says that he has been compared to popular acts such as Jason Mraz, Maroon Five and John Mayer.  

ROME CELEBRITY DANCE CHALLENGE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER OF NWGA

Written by Matt Davis on July 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The second annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge is set for Saturday, August 18th at 7 pm at the Rome City Auditorium.  The event is a fund raiser for the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.  SAC Executive Director Kim Davis indicates that it will be a gala affair.  She says that there will be a pre-event party at the DeSoto Theatre at 5:15 pm which is open to all ticket holders.  The party will feature refreshments and a silent auction.  Doors open for the show at 6 pm.  

STORMS CA– USE POWER OUTAGES, DOWNED TREES, A FEW DAMAGED HOMES

Written by Matt Davis on July 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Storms moved thru Rome and Floyd County last night and left more than 5,000 without power, downed trees and a few damaged homes.  Quarter-sized hail fell in some areas.  The National Weather Service reported .63 inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Armuchee overnight.  A chance of thunderstorms remains in the forecast thru early next week.

NORTHSIDE SWIM CENTER CLOSED AGAIN TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on July 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

If you’re looking for a little relief from the summer heat, don’t make plans to go to the Northside Swim Center today.  The center will be closed as the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority is in the process of repairing the broken motor on the pool pump.  The center was closed yesterday as well and will reopen tomorrow for normal Saturday hours of 11 am until 5 pm.

ROME BRAVES/GREENVILLE DRIVE RAINED OUT, PREPARE TO PLAY DOUBLE HEADER TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on July 6, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves game against the Greenville Drive scheduled for last night in Greenville, South Carolina has been postponed due to inclement weather.  It will be made up as part of a double header today.  The first of the two seven inning games will get underway at 5:05 pm.  Catch all the action of both games 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 shortly before game one.  

A NIGHT OF HOMERS AT TURNER FIELD AS ATLANTA BRAVES CLAIM VICTORY OVER CHICAGO CUBS IN SERIES CLOSER

Written by Matt Davis on July 6, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 in the final game of a four game series between the teams (and of a 10 game home stand) last night at Turner Field.  It was a night of homers at “The Ted”, as Brian McCann, Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman and Juan Francisco all went deep for the Braves.
Mike Minor was credited with the win after allowing three runs (two earned) in six and a third innings of work.  

ONE FATALITY ON GEORGIA’S ROADS OVER JULY FOURTH HOLIDAY TRAVEL PERIOD

Written by Matt Davis on July 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

There was an abbreviated Fourth of July holiday travel period this year due to the holiday falling in the middle of the week.  The Georgia State Patrol has reported one fatality on Georgia’s roads over the 30-hour Fourth of July holiday travel period, which began on Tuesday evening at 6 pm and ended last night at midnight.  According to totals from the GSP only, there were 128 traffic crashes and 83 injuries and the one fatality.  

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION GOES ON AS PLANNED AT RIDGE FERRY PARK

Written by Matt Davis on July 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Stormy weather did not stop the Fourth of July Celebration – A Salute to America – from going on as planned last night at Ridge Ferry Park.  Attendees celebrated Independence Day with patriotic music from the Eighth Regiment Band and the Rome Symphony Orchestra and, of course, with fireworks.  
Storms moved thru Northwest Georgia late yesterday afternoon and caused some power outages and downed trees.  

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