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RECRUITING UNDERWAY FOR BERRY COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Written by Matt Davis on July 2, 2012. Posted in Sports

A new day will dawn at Berry College in fall of 2013 when the college kicks off its first ever football season.  Head Coach Tony Kunczewski, who was a guest on Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott this past Saturday, says that the recruiting process is underway.  He says they are searching the country for good players, mostly here in Georgia.  

ROME TEA PARTY’S T-SPLOST TOWN HALL SET FOR TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on June 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Tea Party’s T-SPLOST Town Hall meeting is set for tomorrow from 10 am until noon at Burk Farms in Armuchee.  The event is being held to make for a more informed voting public where the T-SPLOST referendum that will be on the ballot in the July 31st primary is concerned.  TEA Party member Mike Morton says that a number of speaker panelists have been lined up for the meeting who are knowledgeable on the T-SPLOST referendum.  That list includes:  State Representative Katie Dempsey, former Floyd County Commission Chairman Eddie Lumsden, Georgia Public Policy Foundation Vice-President Benita Dodd and Dalton, Georgia Mayor David Pennington.
A barbecue lunch will follow tomorrow’s Town Hall meeting.

THE HEAT IS ON THRU THE WEEKEND!

Written by Matt Davis on June 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

High temperatures are expected to remain in the 100s throughout the weekend, forecasters predict.  The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s high temperature was 103 degrees.  Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high of 105, according to the NWS.  

GEORGIA HIGHLANDS COLLEGE INAUGURAL BASKETBALL TEAM MEMBERS SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT

Written by Matt Davis on June 29, 2012. Posted in Sports

It was a big day for Georgia Highlands College yesterday at their Floyd campus as members of GHC’s inaugural basketball team signed letters of intent for the 2012/2013 season.  The majority of recruits hail from the Northwest Georgia area, with one from New York State.  

POLICE RULING TWO-YEAR-OLD’S DEATH AS A HOMICIDE

Written by Matt Davis on June 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Police Department is now handling the death of a two-year-old girl as a criminal investigation.  The decision follows the findings of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab that Kailee Marie Parker’s death is a result of and is termed as homicide, according to a release from the Floyd County Police.  The release reveals that police are looking into the injuries that Kailee had received that cannot be explained by those from an accident.  The toddler was reportedly assaulted by others and died of multiple blunt traumatic injuries to the head.  Police intend to conduct a thorough investigation into her death.  The investigation by the Floyd County Police Criminal Investigation Division is being led by Sgt. Teri Davis and Investigator Ojilvia Lom.

LOCAL ROAD PROJECTS WOULD BE FUNDED BY T-SPLOST

Written by Matt Davis on June 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd County Manager Blaine Williams says that the T-SPLOST referendum set for a vote in the July 31st primary would fund some much needed road improvements in Rome and Floyd County.  Williams was a guest on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome on Thursday and stated that discretionary funds of about $2.1 million would allow the county to perform necessary paving.  
By the way, the deadline to register to vote in the July 31st primary election is Monday, July 2nd.

MIXED REVIEWS FOR SUPREME COURT’S DECISION TO UPHOLD OBAMACARE

Written by Matt Davis on June 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Mixed reviews are in over the Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday to uphold President Obama’s health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

ROME BRAVES BEAT GREENVILLE DRIVE IN SERIES CLOSER AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on June 29, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves beat the Greenville Drive 4-2 in the series closer between the teams yesterday at State Mutual Stadium.  Ryan Weber got the win, while John Cornely got the save for the Braves.  Yeiper Castillo took the loss for the Drive.

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