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SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER OF NWGA TO HOST SPEAK OUT AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT THIS EVENING

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

The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia will host a Speak Out Against Sexual Assault this evening at the First Baptist Church in downtown Rome in the church’s “Garden Area”.  It is set to get underway at 7 pm and will feature guest speaker Jenny Lynn Anderson.  Anderson will share the story of how she survived a brutal sexual assault and turned tragedy into triumph with the intention of helping anyone who has ever struggled with the question, “Why Me?”

ATLANTA BRAVES TAKE NINTH INNING VICTORY OVER LA DODGERS TO CLOSE OUT ROAD TRIP

Written by Matt Davis on April 26, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves picked up a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers last night in the series closer between the teams at Dodger Stadium in LA.

FIRST FRIDAY CONCERTS TO MAKE GRAND RETURN ON MAY 4TH

Written by Matt Davis on April 25, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The First Friday concerts will make their grand return to downtown Rome next Friday, May 4th.  The concerts are produced annually by Rome’s Downtown Development Authority.  Director Ann Arnold invites the public to come to the first – First Friday concert of 2012, which will feature the music of Broad and Third at Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome.  She says subsequent concerts will be held the first Friday of every month thru September.  The artist line up includes Infinity Show Band on June 1st, Ben Deignan and Suburban Soul on July 6th and Sam Hunt on August 3rd.

CLARK TO BE GUEST SPEAKER AT BERRY COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT

Written by Matt Davis on April 25, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Berry College Board of Trustees member and alumnus Bert Clark is slated to be the guest speaker at the college’s spring commencement on Saturday, May 5th.

ROME BRAVES DEMOLISHED BY HAGERSTOWN SUNS BY MORE THAN 20 POINTS AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on April 26, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves were demolished by the Hagerstown Suns 24-2 last night at State Mutual Stadium.

ATLANTA HAWKS TO CLOSE OUT REGULAR SEASON AGAINST DALLAS MAVERICKS TONIGHT AT PHILIPS

Written by Matt Davis on April 26, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will close out their regular season on their home court at the Philips Arena tonight against the Dallas Mavericks.  Tip off is set for 8 pm.  After that, the Hawks will be NBA playoff-bound.  They’ll take on the Boston Celtics in first round action.

ALLROADS MUSIC FESTIVAL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ROME AREA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS THIS SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on April 25, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

If you like good music, you will definitely want to make plans to attend the AllRoads Music Festival this Saturday, April 28th.  The all-day music festival will benefit the Rome Area Council for the Arts and will be held at Heritage Park.  Doors will open at 11 am.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate, and re-entry will be allowed.  There will be food and drink vendors on-site.  Tinsley Ellis and The Van Lears will headline the event, which will also feature the music of:  Blake Rainey, Cornbread Killers, Obtuse Caboose (a mash-up of The Strange and Red Eye Jedi), Dingus Con, EmJAy Qubed, Graham & Vann, Jerry on the Moon, Kid Dynamite, John Lee Hookers, The Jolly Rogers, Kira Annalise, Kirtan Bandits, Kylie Devaron, Mr. Synyster, Muletide Perkins Trio, My Ninja, Nosecone Prophets, Precious Lemons, The Saddle Mountain Bluegrass Boys and Scott Warren and The Booze Mountaineers.  For more information about the AllRoads Music Festival, visit www.romearts.org/allroads.

ROME BRAVES FALL TO HAGERSTOWN SUNS IN SERIES OPENER AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on April 25, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves lost to the Hagerstown Suns 9-2 last night at State Mutual Stadium in the first game of a seven game home stand.  Former Model High School baseball standout Ben Hawkins had a hand in the Suns’ win over the Braves last night as the reliever made his South Atlantic League debut at SMS.  He pitched one scoreless inning.  Suns reliever Brian Dupra got the win in last night’s game, while AJ Holland took the loss for the Braves.

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