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ROME BRAVES FALL TO GREENVILLE DRIVE IN SERIES CLOSER; CHIPPER JONES MAY REHAB IN ROME THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on June 8, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves lost to the Greenville Drive 5-2 yesterday afternoon in the teams’ series closer at State Mutual Stadium.  The Braves took two out of three games from the Drive in that series.

ATLANTA BRAVES TO RETIRE JOHN SMOLTZ’S JERSEY NUMBER 29 TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on June 8, 2012. Posted in Sports

Today will be a special day for the Atlanta Braves as they honor retired Braves pitching ace John Smoltz.  Smoltz will be inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame during a special luncheon today.  Then, his jersey number 29 will be retired at a special ceremony on field prior to tonight’s series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.  This weekend is Alumni Weekend for the Braves.

MISSING CHATTOOGA COUNTY GIRL FOUND

Written by Matt Davis on June 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department’s search for a missing girl came to an end yesterday as the girl was reportedly found.  Macy Ann Hunt, age 14, had been missing since last Friday, June 1st.  The girl has been diagnosed as severely bi-polar and off her meds at the time of her disappearance.  Officers with the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department says that she was found ‘alive and kicking’ yesterday.

AUTHORITIES TRYING TO DETERMINE CA– USE OF DEATH IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

Written by Matt Davis on June 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A Rome man was killed yesterday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck on East 17th Street near Dean Avenue. Officials are not positive that the wreck caused the death.  Will Carmichael, age 84 and of a South Broad Street address, was pronounced dead at Floyd Medical Center’s Emergency Room just before 6 pm.

ATLANTA BRAVES TOP MIAMI MARLINS FOR THE SECOND NIGHT IN A ROW IN MIAMI

Written by Matt Davis on June 8, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 8-2 last night in the series closer between the teams in Miami, Florida, allowing the Braves to complete a three game sweep of the Marlins.

BRAVES SIGN SIMS

Written by Matt Davis on June 8, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves have signed Lucas Sims, the Brookwood High School graduate who was their first-round selection in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.  The right-handed pitcher reportedly received a $1.65 million signing bonus.  Sims is expected to be in attendance at Turner Field tonight as John Smoltz’s jersey number is retired.  He will join the Gulf Coast League Braves in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on Tuesday.

BELL TREE BENEFIT TO SUPPORT LOCAL FILMMAKING EFFORT

Written by Matt Davis on June 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Local history buffs and fans of independent films are being urged to support a locally made documentary film entitled Blind Tiger, The Legend of Bell Tree Smith and can do so by attending the Bell Tree Benefit next Thursday evening, June 14th.  The event will be held from 6:30 pm until 9 pm at the Rome Area History Museum on Broad Street.  It is being sponsored by the museum and the Rome Area Council for the Arts.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY NAMES HARPER DEAN OF SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Written by Matt Davis on June 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Dr. Norma Harper has been named Dean of the School of Education at Shorter University.  According to a Shorter University media release, Dr. Harper comes to Shorter from Charleston Southern University, where she serves as Professor and Dean of the School of Education.  She has been dean at Charleston Southern since 2009.  Prior to that, she served as the university’s Director of Undergraduate Studies in Education from 2007 to 2009.  She has also taught at Brewton-Parker College, the University of Montevallo, Judson College, Alabama State University and the University of Alabama.  She also has six years of experience as a high school teacher.

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