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EARLY VOTING FOR JULY 31ST PRIMARY BEGINS TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on July 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Early voting begins today for the July 31st primary election.  A number of local races and Georgia General Assembly posts will be up for a vote, along with the proposed TSPLOST referendum.  Voters in Floyd County can cast their ballots Monday thru Friday from 8 am until 5 pm at the Floyd County Elections Office inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome thru July 27th.  A special Saturday voting day has been set for July 21st from 9 am until 4 pm.  An additional early voting site will be open at the Rome Civic Center from July 23rd thru 26th.  

SUMMER HEAT GETTING TO BE TOO MUCH? KNOW WHEN TO GET HELP!

Written by Matt Davis on July 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Summer time has and will continue to bring hot temperatures to our area.  With the extreme heat, it’s important to take care of ourselves and those around us.  And it’s important to know when to get help if the heat gets to be too much for an individual.  Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says there are certain signs that indicate when it’s time to get medical assistance. Those include the inability to keep fluids down, strange behavior, chest pains and/or shortness of breath and the more extreme symptom of unconsciousness.  

ATLANTA BRAVES COMPLETE THREE GAME SWEEP OF PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES WITH SUNDAY WIN IN PHILLY

Written by Matt Davis on July 9, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 yesterday afternoon to complete a three game sweep of the Phillies over the weekend in Philadelphia.  That was the Braves’ first sweep of the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park since 2007.  

ROME CELEBRITY DANCE CHALLENGE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER OF NWGA

Written by Matt Davis on July 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The second annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge is set for Saturday, August 18th at 7 pm at the Rome City Auditorium.  The event is a fund raiser for the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.  SAC Executive Director Kim Davis indicates that it will be a gala affair.  She says that there will be a pre-event party at the DeSoto Theatre at 5:15 pm which is open to all ticket holders.  The party will feature refreshments and a silent auction.  Doors open for the show at 6 pm.  

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET THIS EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on July 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening.  Commissioners will meet in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome.  On the agenda – a memorandum of understanding with Samson Developers that could pave the way for the redevelopment of West Third Street.  Take a look at the Rome City Commission’s agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

ROME BRAVES FALL TO GREENVILLE DRIVE IN ROAD SERIES CLOSER

Written by Matt Davis on July 9, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves fell to the Greenville Drive 12-3 yesterday in the series closer between the teams in Greenville, South Carolina.  Ryan Weber was tagged with the loss for the Braves, while Jason Garcia got the win for the Drive.  One highlight of the game for the Braves was a solo home run from William Beckwith in the top of the eighth inning.  

JULY FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT IS TONIGHT!

Written by Matt Davis on July 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Get ready do some dancing in the streets at the July First Friday concert, which is set for tonight at 7 pm at Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome.
This month’s concert will feature the music of the Ben Deignan Band.  Amanda Carter with the Rome Downtown Development Authority says Deignan has a ‘cool’ sound.  She says that he has been compared to popular acts such as Jason Mraz, Maroon Five and John Mayer.  

STORMS CA– USE POWER OUTAGES, DOWNED TREES, A FEW DAMAGED HOMES

Written by Matt Davis on July 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Storms moved thru Rome and Floyd County last night and left more than 5,000 without power, downed trees and a few damaged homes.  Quarter-sized hail fell in some areas.  The National Weather Service reported .63 inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Armuchee overnight.  A chance of thunderstorms remains in the forecast thru early next week.

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