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TEXTILE HISTORY DAY TO BE HELD AT CHIEFTAINS M– USEUM

Written by Matt Davis on July 20, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia will host a Textile History Day at the Chieftains Museum tomorrow.  According to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau, representatives will be collecting the history of Rome’s mill communities through oral stories and old photographs.  Both former mill workers and family members are invited to bring their stories for inclusion.

ATLANTA BRAVES SALVAGE WIN IN SERIES WITH SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS AT TURNER FIELD

Written by Matt Davis on July 20, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves avoided being swept by the San Francisco Giants with a 3-2 victory yesterday afternoon in the finale of the three game series between the teams at Turner Field.  Tim Hudson was the winning pitcher, holding the Giants to two runs over seven and a third innings.  Craig Kimbrel got the save.
The Braves got some big runs in yesterday’s game.

FLOYD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST RABIES VACCINATION CLINIC THIS SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on July 19, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Health Department will conduct a rabies vaccination clinic this Saturday, July 21st from 1 pm until 3 pm at the health department at 16 East 12th Street.  The cost is just $10 per shot.  Dr. Richard Dixon with the East Rome Animal Clinic and Dr. Daniel Todd with the Mt. Berry Animal Clinic will administer the vaccinations, according to release from Floyd County Public Health.  The clinic is being sponsored by the health department and Floyd County Animal Control.

ROME BRAVES ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Written by Matt Davis on July 19, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves were off yesterday and will get back into action tonight in Savannah with a four game series against the Sand Gnats that will continue thru Sunday.  First pitch of tonight’s game is set for 7:05 pm at Savannah’s Grayson Stadium.  The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.  Rome Braves radio voice JB Smith will go on the air with the pre-game show at 6:50 pm.

ROME BRAVES KICK OFF ROAD TRIP WITH WIN OVER SAVANNAH SAND GNATS

Written by Matt Davis on July 20, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves posted a 2-1 win over the Savannah Sand Gnats in the series opener between the teams last night in Savannah.

UNEMPLOYMENT UP IN JUNE FOR GEORGIA FOR FIRST INCREASE IN NEARLY A YEAR

Written by Matt Davis on July 19, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.0 percent in June, up from 8.9 percent in May, marking the first increase in nearly a year.  Georgia’s jobless rate stood at 9.9 percent in June 2011.

DOG DAYS LUNAR BIKE RIDE SET FOR FRIDAY NIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on July 19, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The 18th annual Dog Days Lunar Bike Ride is set for this Friday night at Mount Berry Square Mall.  The event will be held from 10 pm until 1 am.  It is not a race of any kind and is open to all ages.  There will be pizza, watermelon, snacks and drinks.  Plus, a live DJ will provide entertainment.  The maximum registration price is $30 for an entire family (not including t-shirts).  For more information, visit www.cvca.org.

ATLANTA BRAVES LOSE EXTRA INNING BLOWOUT TO SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS AT TURNER FIELD

Written by Matt Davis on July 19, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves lost a wild extra inning game to the San Francisco Giants 9-4 last night at Turner Field.  The eleven inning game followed rain delay of about an hour and a half.

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