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GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO HOST ‘SEASONAL AND TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT’ ONLINE CHAT NEXT WEDNESDAY

Written by Matt Davis on June 22, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has scheduled another “Ask Ted” (Type, Explore, Discover) online chat for Wednesday, June 27th.  The chat will be held from 11:30 am until 1 pm on the GDOL’s website at www.dol.state.ga.us, according to a press release from the Department of Labor.

ATLANTA BRAVES TO TAKE ON BOSTON RED SOX IN BEANTOWN THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on June 22, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves were off yesterday and will continue interleague play (and their current road trip) with a three game series in Boston against the Red Sox over the weekend.  Game one is set for tonight at 7:10 pm at Fenway Park.  Jair Jurrjens is being called back up from the Triple A Gwinnett Braves to serve as tonight’s starting pitcher for Atlanta.  He is filling the space on the Atlanta Braves’ pitching rotation vacated by Brandon Beachy, who underwent Tommy John surgery yesterday and is expected to be sidelined for about a year due to the surgery.  Tonight’s game will be broadcast on the AM 1410 WLAQ, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball.  Air time for the pre-game show is 5:55 pm from the Atlanta Braves radio network. 

MIAMI HEAT – 2012 NBA CHAMPIONS

Written by Matt Davis on June 22, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Miami Heat are this year’s NBA champions after taking a 121-106 victory from the Oklahoma City Thunder in game five of the NBA Finals last night in Miami.  LeBron James was named MVP of the 2012 NBA Finals.  The title was the Heat’s second in franchise history; it was the first for James.

FACEBOOK PAGE SET UP BY LOCAL COUNSELOR TO SUPPORT LOCAL VETERANS

Written by Matt Davis on June 21, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Honors Iraq War Veterans parade held in downtown Rome last Saturday was inevitably an inspiration to many, whether they were in attendance at the parade or not.  It certainly was an inspiration to licensed counselor Dr. Laurie Johnson, who is particularly concerned about service men and women that suffer from post traumatic stress disorder resulting from their time of service.  Dr. Johnson has set up a Facebook page for veterans called Vet Power.  She says that the page serves as a sounding board for veterans and their supporters.

ROME BRAVES BEGIN SECOND HALF OF 2012 SEASON WITH WIN OVER ASHEVILLE TOURISTS IN NC

Written by Matt Davis on June 22, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves kicked off the second half of the 2012 season with a 7-3 win over the Asheville Tourists last night in game one of a four game series in Asheville, North Carolina.

BETANCOURT SELECTED TO PLAY IN FUTURES GAME

Written by Matt Davis on June 22, 2012. Posted in Sports

In other Braves news, catcher Christian Betancourt, a top prospect in the Braves organization, has been selected to play for the World Team in this year’s Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game.  He will be the Braves only representative in the game, which will be played during All-Star Weekend in Kansas City.  Betancourt, who has spent the 2012 season with the Double A Mississippi Braves, played here in Rome in 2010 and 2011.

UNEMPLOYMENT UP IN METRO ROME, NORTHWEST GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on June 21, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Rome rose to 10.3 percent in May, up from 10.1 percent in April.  Metro Rome’s unemployment rate stood at 10.6 percent in May 2011.

GDOT SAYS KEEP POLITICAL SIGNS OUT OF RIGHT-OF-WAY

Written by Matt Davis on June 21, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Transportation is warning political candidates and campaigns to not place signs on rights-of-way.  According to the GDOT’s website, signs that are found on rights-of-way will be removed by GDOT maintenance crews.  

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