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ATLANTA BRAVES’ LOSE EIGHT IN A ROW WITH MEMORIAL DAY LOSS TO ST. LOUIS CARDINALS AT TURNER FIELD

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

The Atlanta Braves’ current losing streak extended to eight games yesterday with a Memorial Day loss to the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 in the series opener between the teams at Turner Field.

ROME BRAVES FIELD MANAGER SAYS TEAM HAS TO STAY CONFIDENT TO GET SOME WINS

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

Though things have been tough lately for the Rome Braves (and the Atlanta Braves, for that matter), there’s reason to remain encouraged.  Rome Braves Field Manager Randy Ingle says that his staff is doing what they can to boost their players’ confidence.  Ingle was a guest on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome last Friday and said that the team continues to work hard and are not giving up at all!  Recent wins, such as the sweep of Augusta last week at State Mutual Stadium, have helped to boost the team’s confidence.

GRADUATION TIME FOR FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Graduation time is here for students in the Floyd County School system.  All of Floyd County’s high schools will hold their graduation ceremonies at the Forum in downtown Rome.  Pepperell will hold theirs first tonight at 7 pm, according to the Forum’s manager, Brent Poplin.

QUALIFYING ENDS TODAY AT NOON

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The deadline for candidates to qualify for races in the July 31st primary election is today.

MEMORIAL DAY CLOSINGS

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Memorial Day is coming up this Monday.  There will be a number of closings that day, including Rome, Floyd County, state and federal offices.  No mail will be delivered on Monday.  The City of Rome’s Solid Waste Collections Department will be closed that day.  Monday’s garbage and recycling will be collected on Tuesday.  Tuesday’s route will go on as normal.  All banks will be closed on Monday, along with the Rome Floyd County Library and the Department of Drivers Services (which is normally closed on Monday and will also be closed on Saturday).  The Rome Transit Department buses will not run on Monday.

BUSY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ANTICIPATED ON GEORGIA’S ROADS

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

And, of course, state troopers are anticipating a busy weekend on Georgia’s roads over Memorial Day weekend.  The 78 hour holiday period begins this evening at 6 pm and ends at midnight on Memorial Day, according to Colonel Mark McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.  During last year’s Memorial Day holiday travel period, the Georgia State Patrol investigated 312 traffic crashes that resulted in 236 injuries and 13 fatalities.

SHORTER HEAD SOFTBALL COACH AL THOMAS TO TALK NAIA CHAMPIONSHIP ON SPORTS TALK SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2012. Posted in Sports

Tune in for tomorrow’s edition of Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott on WLAQ AM 1410.  The special guest will be Shorter University head softball coach Al Thomas.  Thomas’s 10th ranked Lady Hawks softball team captured the school’s first ever NAIA softball national championship with a 1-0 win over 3rd ranked Oklahoma City in the title game of the 2012 NAIA Softball National Championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Wednesday.

ROME BRAVES SPLIT DOUBLE HEADER WITH ASHEVILLE TOURISTS AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves split a double header with the Asheville Tourists last night to open a five game series at State Mutual Stadium.  The Tourists won game one 6-4, while the Braves rallied for a 4-3 victory in the nightcap.

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