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ROME TEA PARTY TO HOST TEA PARTY T-SPLOST TOWN HALL

Written by Matt Davis on June 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Tea Party seeks to inform the public about the T-SPLOST referendum that is up for a vote in the July 31st primary election and will do so with their Tea Party T-SPLOST Town Hall meeting set for this Saturday, June 30th from 10 am until noon at Burk Farms in Armuchee.  A number of speaker panelists have been lined up for the meeting who are knowledgeable on the T-SPLOST referendum.  That list includes:  State Representative Katie Dempsey, former Floyd County Commission Chairman Eddie Lumsden, Georgia Public Policy Foundation Vice-President Benita Dodd and Dalton, Georgia Mayor David Pennington.  A barbecue lunch will follow the Town Hall meeting. 

BERRY COLLEGE’S NEW FOOTBALL COACH TO GUEST ON SPORTS TALK SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on June 27, 2012. Posted in Sports

Tune in for this Saturday’s edition of Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott on WLAQ AM 1410.  Their special guest will be Tony Kunczewski, Berry College’s first ever football coach.  Kunczewski took the job back in April.  Football is slated to begin at Berry in fall 2013. 

ATLANTA BRAVES READY FOR LONG HOME STAND; HEYWARD NAMED NL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on June 27, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves picked up an 8-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first game of a three game series between the teams (and of a 10-game home stand) last night at Turner Field. 

TWO-YEAR-OLD’S DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION

Written by Matt Davis on June 26, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The death of a two-year-old girl yesterday is currently under investigation by local police.  The girl, whose identity has yet to be released, was pronounced dead at 2:30 pm yesterday afternoon.  The girl was reportedly at a home at the intersection of Reeceburg Road and Booze Mountain Road when it was believed she was having a seizure.  A family member sought the help of a neighbor who attempted to perform CPR on the girl, to no avail.  Her body is being sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy.

ROME CITY MANAGER JOHN BENNETT INDUCTED INTO MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT HALL OF FAME

Written by Matt Davis on June 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Municipal Association inducted Rome City Manager John Bennett into the Municipal Government Hall of Fame on Monday at the GMA’s annual convention in Savannah.  According to a GMA media release, the Hall of Fame honors municipal officials who exemplify the best in public service, and who, throughout their careers, have made extraordinary contributions to their communities and Georgia’s cities. 

ROME BRAVES TAKE NINTH-INNING VICTORY FROM GREENVILLE DRIVE AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on June 27, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves took an exciting 3-2 victory from the Greenville Drive last at State Mutual Stadium.  A two-out RBI single by Cory Brownsten brought home the winning run for the Braves in the bottom of the ninth. 

CANCER NAVIGATORS SEEKING A FEW GOOD VOLUNTEERS

Written by Matt Davis on June 26, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Calling all would-be volunteers!!!  Cancer Navigators is seeking a few good men and women to help with their mission of assisting cancer patients with their journey from diagnosis thru treatment.  The organization will hold a meet and greet gathering for existing and prospective volunteers this evening from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm in the third floor conference room at the Harbin Clinic’s Tony E. Warren MD Cancer Center on Second Avenue in Rome.  

DEAL COMMENTS ON SUPREME COURT’S RULING ON TRI-STATE WATER CASE AND ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW

Written by Matt Davis on June 26, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal had some comments yesterday on behalf of the state of Georgia upon hearing the US Supreme Court’s decisions on the tri-state water case and on Arizona’s immigration law.

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