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BERRY FOOTBALL ADDS TWO TO COACHING STAFF

Written by Matt Davis on May 8, 2013. Posted in Sports

A couple of new additions have been made to the Berry College football team’s coaching staff.

CHIEFTAINS, ROME AREA HISTORY M– USEUM TEAMING TO PRESENT CIVIL WAR LECTURE TOMORROW NIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on May 7, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home and the Rome Area History Museum are teaming up to present a lecture commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War tomorrow night (Thursday, May 9).  “What Do Civil War Relics Teach Us?” is set for 6 pm at the Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home on Riverside Parkway.  Dalton resident Dr. Bill Blackman will deliver the lecture.

ROME BRAVES SPLIT WITH HAGERSTOWN SUNS AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on May 7, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves split a double header with the Hagerstown Suns by matching scores of 1-0 yesterday in an early Education Day twin bill at State Mutual Stadium.  Hagerstown won game one, while Rome took the victory in the nightcap.  The Braves dropped two of three to the Suns in the rain shortened series between the teams, but finish the homestand 4-2.

DARLINGTON TO HOST THREE BERRY COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES THIS FALL

Written by Matt Davis on May 7, 2013. Posted in Sports

Darlington School has confirmed that the Berry College Vikings football team will play three games at Darlington’s Chris Hunter Stadium this fall.  The dates of those games are September 15, October 12 and October 26.
Darlington Athletic Director Bob Stinchcomb states, “It will be great exposure for Darlington and for Berry.  It’s a wonderful opportunity for Berry to show off its athletic program and for us to welcome people to our beautiful campus.  This is just the nature of our community.  Darlington and Berry are a great match and we enjoy working with them.”

DEAL SIGNS FY 2014 BUDGET INTO LAW

Written by Matt Davis on May 7, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law the Fiscal Year 2014 budget for the state of Georgia.  The budget takes effect upon the start of the fiscal year on July 1st.  According to a release from the Governor’s office, this marks the third year in a row that the budget has been successfully and conservatively balanced while ensuring reduced government spending by implementing austerity cuts, without raising taxes and preserving the state’s coveted AAA bond rating.

TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!!

Written by Matt Davis on May 7, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

With the recent rains this area has received and more on the way this weekend, the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency has a message – turn around, don’t drown.  Director Scotty Hancock says that when roads are blocked, as is often a necessity with floods due to heavy rains, you need to avoid the area as prescribed by emergency officials.  He indicates that it only takes two feet of water to flip an SUV and only six inches of moving water for a person to get swept away.

BLOWN SAVE BY KIMBREL LEADS TO BRAVES LOSS AT CINCY

Written by Matt Davis on May 7, 2013. Posted in Sports

A rare blown save by Craig Kimbrel led to a defeat of the Atlanta Braves by the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 last night in Cincinnati.

RAIN, RAIN, AND MORE RAIN

Written by Matt Davis on May 6, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Rain pelted the Greater Rome area once again yesterday.  The National Weather Service reported .72 inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in the Armuchee community from just before 2 am Monday thru about the same time this morning.  Nearly four inches of rain has fallen at the airport since Saturday morning.

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