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POWERS TO RETURN AS MODEL HIGH’S HEAD FOOTBALL COACH

Written by Matt Davis on April 10, 2012. Posted in Sports

Gordon Powers will be returning to Model High School as their head football coach this fall.  Powers was Model’s head coach from 2003 to 2008.  He will replace Lynn Hunnicutt, who recently announced his upcoming departure from that position.

NOBLE FAMILY HISTORY TO BE EXPLORED AT CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM THIS THURSDAY

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

The extensive history of the Noble Family and their time in Rome will be the focus of the Civil War Symposium this Thursday, April 12th at 6:30 pm in the Coosa Room of the Rome Floyd County Library.  Local architect Robert Noble will present the history of his family, according to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Noble is a native Roman and a great great grandson of John Noble.  He is an architect whose offices are located on South Broad directly across the river from where the historical Noble Foundry stood during the Civil War.  The Noble Foundry played a significant role in the war with the production of famed Noble Cannons. The foundry also manufactured “The Yonah”, a player in the Great Locomotive Chase that took place on April 12, 1862.

ATLANTA BRAVES SWEPT BY NEW YORK METS IN SEASON OPENING SERIES IN NY

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

The start of the 2012 season has been rough for the Atlanta Braves as the New York Mets completed a three game sweep of the Braves over the weekend at Citi Field in New York, but think positive – it is still very early in the season!

COLLEGE BASEBALL: SHORTER, BERRY SWEEPS

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

Shorter University’s baseball Hawks completed a three game sweep of Southern Wesleyan over the weekend at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.  The Hawks won Friday night’s game 7-5 and both games of Saturday’s double header 4-3 and 2-0.  The Hawks will return to action as host to Belhaven in a three game series this coming weekend.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET TUESDAY

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

The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow.  They’ll meet in a caucus session at noon, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  Keep up with Floyd County and Rome City meetings and agendas online at www.romefloyd.com.

CHILD AB– USE PREVENTION MONTH CONTINUES WITH BLUE MONDAYS AND MORE

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

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The Rome Exchange Club and it’s Family Resource Center seeks to reduce cases of child abuse in this area through education of families and local residents.  One of the ways in which they are doing that is through Blue Mondays.  Club members urge the public to join them on Mondays in April in wearing blue to raise awareness of child abuse prevention, according to Child Abuse Prevention Month Chair Robert Smyth.

ROME BRAVES SWEPT BY CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS TO START 2012 SEASON

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

It’s been a bit of a rough start to the 2012 season for the Rome Braves, as well.  The Rome squad is now 0-3 so far after losing to the Charleston Riverdogs 1-0 in the series closer between the teams at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park in Charleston, South Carolina yesterday evening.  The Rome Braves continue their season opening road trip with a stop in Savannah for a three game series with the Sand Gnats tonight thru Wednesday night.  First pitch of tonight’s game is set for 7:05 pm at Savannah’s Grayson Stadium.  JB Smith will bring you the story of the game on 95.7 FM The Ridge (and online at www.theridge957.com) and will go on the air with the pre-game show at 6:45 pm.

EIGHT CANDIDATES IN RUNNING FOR VACANT CITY COMMISSION SEAT

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

The application period for the Rome City Commission seat vacated at the end of February by Duane Reid came to an end yesterday.  Eight candidates have stepped forward in hopes of taking the Ward 2 seat.  Those include:  Tyrone Holland, Mike Finnegan, Shirley Denmon, Detrick Redding, Ralph Davis Jr., Pete McDonald Jr., Steven McDowell Jr. and George Anderson.  A public forum with the candidates is set for April 18th at 6:30 pm at the Rome Civic Center.  Reid’s replacement is expected to be named before the City Commission’s May 7th meeting, according to reports.

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