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ROME BRAVES TAKE VICTORY FROM HICKORY CRAWDADS IN NAIL-BITER IN NC

Written by Matt Davis on August 23, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves took a 6-4 victory from the Hickory Crawdads yesterday in the closer of a three game series in Hickory, North Carolina.

FORMER BERRY PITCHER TO MAKE MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT TODAY!!

Written by Matt Davis on August 23, 2012. Posted in Sports

A former Berry College baseball player will make his Major League debut today!  Collin McHugh, who pitched for the Vikings from 2006-2008, has been promoted to the New York Mets’ parent club and will make his debut with the Mets this afternoon as they host the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field.  McHugh is the first former Berry College player to make it to the big leagues.  His promotion comes on the heels of his being named the International League Pitcher of the Week this past Monday.  He had been with Triple A Buffalo since June.

ROME FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH SEEKS TO ALLEVIATE CHALLENGES FACING TODAY’S YOUTH

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

Local restaurants participated yesterday in Too Hot To Cook, a benefit for the Rome Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth.  A portion of those restaurants’ proceeds will help the Commission in their mission to help the youth of our community.  Executive Director Carol Willis says a recent study reveals that teen pregnancy is the biggest problem facing youth these days, followed by substance abuse.  Bullying and mental health issues are also big challenges facing today’s youth for which the Rome Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth seek to provide assistance.  The Commission has a five year Floyd County Family Connection plan to tackle such issues.  

ROME BRAVES TOP HICKORY CRAWDADS IN RAIN-SHORTENED GAME IN NC

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

The Rome Braves beat the Hickory Crawdads 5-4 in a rain-shortened, five inning game last night in Hickory, North Carolina.  The Braves posted one run in the first, three in the second and one in the third take an early 5-0 lead.  The game entered its first rain delay in the fifth, after which the Crawdads posted four runs before the game was called.  Navery Moore got the win for Rome, while Kevin Matthews took the loss for Hickory.

ATLANTA BRAVES CLOSE OUT SERIES IN VICTORIOUS FASHION OVER WASHINGTON NATIONALS IN DC

Written by Matt Davis on August 23, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 in the closer of a three game series last night in DC.  Kris Medlen got the win for the Braves; he pitched seven shut-out innings, giving up seven hits.  Great defensive plays also helped the Braves nab the victory.

PROGRESS COMING ALONG ON DOWNTOWN SIDEWALKS, TOP HAT PROPERTY

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

Progress is coming along on the sidewalk project in downtown Rome.  Rome Development Authority Director Ann Arnold says that businesses are still accessible to downtown shoppers while construction is being completed.
Among the recent changes in downtown Rome has been the destruction of the old Top Hat building at the corner of Broad Street and Third Avenue.  Arnold says plans are for the DDA to take over the property and construct a parking lot in that area.  She says that the DDA will enter into a three year lease on the property with its owner, with an option to extend that lease.  

GDOL TO HELP WITH HIRING OF CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AT HAYS STATE PRISON

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

The Georgia Department of Labor will assist Hays State Prison in filling about 60 jobs for correctional officers at the Chattooga County prison.  According to a GDOL media release, the recruitment is scheduled for next Thursday, August 30th from 4 pm until 6 pm at the prison’s training building at 777 Underwood Street across from the Wal-Mart in Trion.

ATLANTA BRAVES DROP SECOND STRAIGHT TO WASHINGTON NATIONALS IN DC

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

The Atlanta Braves lost to the Washington Nationals for the second straight night 4-1 last night in DC.  Nats ace Stephen Strasburg limited the Braves to one run on four hits in six innings.  The Braves’ lone run was scored in the top of the sixth as Freddie Freeman was called out on a sac fly that brought Martin Prado to home plate.  

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