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RAMS TOP BUCS IN THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

Written by Matt Davis on December 18, 2015. Posted in Sports

The St. Louis Rams beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-23 in Thursday Night Football in what may be the franchise’s last game in St. Louis.

GEORGIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECLINES TO 5.6 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 5.6 percent, down from 5.7 percent in October and from 6.7 percent in November 2014.

AAA:  RECORD NUMBER OF TRAVELERS EXPECTED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The number of year-end holiday travelers is expected to top 100 million for the first time on record, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.  This marks a 1.4 percent increase over last year.

CHRISTMAS WISHES TO BE MADE AT HOWARD FINSTER’S PARADISE GARDEN TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Holiday cheer will fill Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden in Chattooga County this evening during a special event dubbed Christmas Wishes in Paradise.  The event will take place from 6 pm until 9 pm.  Families are invited to stroll the garden and make their Christmas wishes for the season.  In exchange for admission, canned goods will be accepted for donation to the Chattooga County Food Bank.

‘CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT’ ENTERS SEMIFINAL ROUND

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2015. Posted in Sports

The 62nd annual Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament enters day four today.

HAWKS END LOSING SKID WITH HOME VICTORY OVER 76ERS

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks ended a three-game losing streak with a 127-106 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night at the Philips Arena.

CONVICTED MURDERER SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON

Written by Matt Davis on December 16, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

A Trion man has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with a murder at the Callier Forest Apartments in Rome in September 2014.  Kyle Timmons, age 21, received a life sentence with the possibility of parole from Floyd County Superior Court Judge Bryant Durham on Tuesday.  Timmons shot and killed 24-year-old Dominique Spear in the parking lot of the Callier Forest Apartments on September 23, 2014.  He was found guilty of felony murder and aggravated assault this past October, but was acquitted on a malice murder charge.

AMERICAN GEMS HIGHLIGHTED IN NEW EXHIBIT, NEW SOLAR HOUSE SOON TO ARRIVE AT TELLUS MUSEUM

Written by Matt Davis on December 16, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Did you know that gemstones such as emerald, sapphire, turquoise and peridot are mined in the United States?  They are, and you can learn specifically what gemstones are mined in the US and where via the Kaleidoscope of American Gems exhibit currently on display at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville.

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