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NASA ASTRONAUT TO VISIT TELLUS M– USEUM

Written by Matt Davis on March 28, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville will play host to a NASA Astronaut on Monday, April 15th.  More information about the visit from Shane Kimbrough is expected from the museum early next week, according to marketing director Joe Schulman.  Schulman adds that the Tellus Museum will soon be getting a lunar sample (or moon rock).  It is expected to arrive at the museum in May, at which point it will be on display.

ROME MAN WINS $100,000 FROM GEORGIA LOTTERY

Written by Matt Davis on March 28, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

A Rome man has won $100,000 from the Georgia Lottery.  Randy LeCroy, age 61, won the money in the instant game $1,000,000 Benjamins, according to a Georgia Lottery press release.

GEORGIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY WRAPS UP 2013 SESSION

Written by Matt Davis on March 28, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

And the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly came to a close yesterday.  The 40-day session began mid-January under the Gold Dome (the state capitol) in Atlanta.  Bills that did not get passed before the session ended will have to wait until next year.

LOCAL COUNSELOR REFLECTS ON MEANING OF EASTER

Written by Matt Davis on March 27, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

This week, Christians all over the world have been observing Holy Week.  Today is Holy Thursday, to be followed by Good Friday tomorrow.  The season of Lent will culminate with Easter on Sunday.  Licensed counselor Dr. Laurie Johnson says that Easter is not about bunnies, but about reflecting on the true reason for why we celebrate.  She says that the reason for the season is Jesus, his crucifixion and subsequent resurrection.

GEORGIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO WRAP UP 2013 SESSION TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on March 27, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Today is the final day of the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly.  The 40 day session began in mid-January.  Any bills that do not pass both the state House and Senate by today will automatically fail for this year.  The budget for fiscal year 2014 is the only bill that must be passed and adopted by the end of the session today.

BERRY ALUM NAMED GEORGIA MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

Written by Matt Davis on March 27, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals recently named Berry College alum Brian Ridley the 2013 Georgia Middle School Principal of the Year, according to a Berry media release.  Ridley is the Principal of Haralson County Middle School, which recently received recognition as one of only eight “2012 Breakout Schools” in the state awarded for dramatically improving student achievement.  This followed several years on the Department of Education’s “Needs Improvement” list.

‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS’ CALL FOR ENTRIES!!!

Written by Matt Davis on March 26, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

This is an official call for entries into the 4th annual “Battle of the Bands” contest being hosted by 95.7 FM The Ridge in partnership with the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation, the Rome News-Tribune and Cancer Navigators.

‘TAKE ME BACK TO GEORGIA: A CELEBRATION IN SONG’ TO RAISE FUNDS FOR LOCAL FINE ARTS DEPARTMENTS

Written by Matt Davis on March 26, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Recording artist and Rome native Curtis Reed will perform a pair of concerts this Saturday, March 30th at the Rome City Auditorium in downtown Rome.  The shows are entitled, “Take Me Back to Georgia:  A Celebration in Song”, and will be presented at 2:30 pm and 7 pm.

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