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NEW YEAR, NEW OFFERINGS AT FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS

Written by Matt Davis on August 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

It’s that time of year again – back to school!  Rome City Schools started back this Wednesday.  The Floyd County Schools will head back to class next Wednesday, August 8th.  Floyd County Schools Superintendent Dr. Lynn Plunkett says that a new math and English/language arts curriculum will be offered in the county school system this year.  Plunkett says Common Core is a national curriculum, and Georgia is one of 46 states to adopt it.

SAM HUNT TO HEADLINE FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on August 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Tonight’s the night of the August First Friday concert.  The concert is set to get underway at Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome at 7 pm.  Cedartown native Sam Hunt will perform this month.  Hunt has been working as a songwriter in Nashville and wrote a song performed by Kenny Chesney called Come Over that’s currently number two on the country charts.  Lost Creek will serve as Hunt’s opening act.

ROME BRAVES TIE RECORD FOR MOST CONSECUTIVE VICTORIES WITH THURSDAY WIN OVER AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on August 3, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves closed out a four game series with the Augusta Greenjackets (and a seven game home stand) with a 10-2 yesterday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium.  It was the Braves’ 11th straight victory, tying a record set in 2004.

VALLONE NAMED NEW SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR FOR SHORTER UNIVERSITY

Written by Matt Davis on August 3, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University has a new Sports Information Director.  James Vallone has been hired for the job, following his recent graduation from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, while also minoring in Management.  He takes the post previously held by Senior Associate Athletic Director Matt Green, who will be transitioning to the position of Director of Compliance and Media Relations.  He will work with Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, Dr. Richard Cowan, to help boost Shorter’s Office of Athletic Compliance as the university continues its transition to NCAA II membership, according to a Shorter sports release.

TELLUS M– USEUM TO HOST NIGHT AT THE M– USEUM TOMORROW NIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on August 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Tellus:  Northwest Georgia Science Museum will host their 4th annual Night at the Museum tomorrow night from 6 pm until 10 pm at the museum.  Attendees will have the chance to schmooze with great figures of history, science and science fiction, according to marketing director Joe Schulman. The guest list will include Amelia Earheart, Pierre and Marie Curie and more.  Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members and are available by calling the Tellus Museum at (770) 606-5700, extension 431, or at the front desk of the museum.

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO HELP MOUNT VERNON MILLS TO FILL JOBS TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on August 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Mount Vernon Mills fill some jobs for production workers at its denim manufacturing facility in Chattooga County today.  The recruitment is set for 7:30 am until 3 pm at the company’s human resources office at 91 Fourth Street in Trion.  The company will be recruiting entry-level workers for machine operator and material handler positions, according to a release from the GDOL.

ATLANTA BRAVES BACK TO WINNING WAYS WITH VICTORY OVER MIAMI MARLINS AT TURNER FIELD

Written by Matt Davis on August 3, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 last night in the series closer between the teams at Turner Field.  Mike Minor allowed just two hits in three and and two-third scoreless innings in last night’s game, which was halted by rain; however, the win went to Cristhian Martinez.

ROME RESIDENT TO COMPETE IN LONDON OLYMPICS TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on August 3, 2012. Posted in Sports

A Rome resident will compete in the 2012 Olympics in London today.  Janet Cherobon-Bawcom will participate in the women’s 10,000 meter event.  It will be televised on NBC at 4:25 pm this afternoon.

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