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ATLANTA BRAVES SETTLE FOR SPLIT WITH NATIONALS IN DC WITH SUNDAY LOSS

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

The Atlanta Braves lost to the Washington Nationals 9-2 yesterday afternoon in the finale of a four game series at Nationals Park in DC.  That led to a series split between the teams and left the Braves right back where they started before the series began – three and a half games behind the Nationals in the National League East.

SECY OF STATE URGES GEORGIANS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SATURDAY VOTING

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

Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp is urging Georgians to take advantage of Saturday voting for the July 31st primary election tomorrow.  

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.

FLOYD COUNTY DEMS TO HOST EARLY VOTING EXTRAVAGANZA

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

The Floyd County Democratic Party will host an Early Voting Extravaganza tomorrow from 11 am until 2 pm at Banty Jones Park on Maple Street.  A shuttle will be provided to those who wish to go vote early during the special Saturday early voting day at the Floyd County Elections office downtown Rome, according to Wendy Davis with the Floyd County Democrats.  There will also be live entertainment at the event from Soulful Sounds and food.  
For more information about tomorrow’s Early Voting Extravaganza to be hosted by the Floyd County Democratic Party, visit www.floyddemocrats.org, visit the Party’s headquarters at 5 Broad Street in downtown Rome or call (706) 962-3237.

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.

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