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ROME FLOYD COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS NAMED FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS 2012 PARTNER OF THE YEAR

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

Rome-Floyd Communities In Schools has been named the 2012 Partner of the Year for Floyd County Schools.  The organization was honored with the designation at the April meeting of the Floyd County Board of Education, according to a Floyd County Schools media release.  The Rome-Floyd Communities In Schools is a nonprofit organization that has partnered with the school system’s high schools and the Floyd County Education Center to increase the graduation rate of local high schools.  The partnership opened the Performance Learning Center this school year at the Floyd County Education Center, where students from the high schools can complete their graduation requirements in an alternative setting.  The program has helped eight teens reach their goal of high school graduation already this school year.

EASTER WEEKEND IS HERE, PASSOVER TO BEGIN AT SUNDOWN

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

Today is Good Friday, a part of Holy Week, which will culminate with Easter on Sunday.  Thus will end the season of Lent, which began with Ash Wednesday at the end of February.  The Jewish holiday of Passover begins this evening at sundown.

ROME BRAVES SEASON OPENER HALTED BY RAIN IN CHARLESTON, SC

Written by Matt Davis on April 6, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves’ season opener in Charleston, South Carolina against the Riverdogs was halted due to rain last night.  The Braves were leading it 1-0 in the bottom of the first when the game was suspended.  The game will resume as part of a double header on May 18th in Charleston.  Hopefully the Braves and the Riverdogs will be met with better weather tonight as they go head to head at 7:05 pm at Charleston’s Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park.  The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge.  Air time for the pre-game show is 6:45 pm.

MASTERS UNDERWAY IN AUGUSTA

Written by Matt Davis on April 6, 2012. Posted in Sports

In spite of a bit of a rain delay, the 2012 Masters got underway yesterday at the Augusta National golf course.  It continues through the weekend.  Lee Westwood led opening round action yesterday.

ROME EXCHANGE FIRST SATURDAY SALES RETURN TOMORROW

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

The First Saturday at the Fairgrounds yard sale/garage sale/swap meet/flea market of the Rome Exchange Club makes its return tomorrow.  The monthly event will run from April thru September on the first Saturday of each month from 8 am until 1 pm.  Booth rentals are available and can be purchased for $25 by calling Scottie Edwards at (706) 346-5998 or Barbara Carter at (706) 232-0447.  Booth rental cost for non profits is $20.  Discounts are also available for those who make long-term commitments.

ATLANTA BRAVES FALL TO NEW YORK METS IN 2012 SEASON OPENER IN NY

Written by Matt Davis on April 6, 2012. Posted in Sports

Baseball season is back!  Unfortunately, it did not begin on a winning note for the Atlanta Braves as they fell to the New York Mets 1-0 yesterday in their first game of 2012 in New York.  Tommy Hanson was tagged with the loss  The Braves have today off and will return to action against the Mets tomorrow at 1:10 pm at Citi Field.  Tune in for all the action of the game after Sports Talk Saturday on the AM 1410 WLAQ, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball.  Air time for the pre-game show is 11:55 am from the Atlanta Braves radio network.

COLLEGE BASEBALL ON TAP FOR SHORTER, BERRY THIS WEEKEND; SHORTER TO OBSERVE CHILD AB– USE PREVENTION DAY ON SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on April 6, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s baseball Hawks will host Southern Wesleyan in a three game series over the weekend.  The teams will play a single game today at 2 pm, which will be followed by a double header tomorrow at noon at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.

COOLER TEMPERATURES MOVING INTO NWGA

Written by Matt Davis on April 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Cooler temperatures are moving into the Northwest Georgia area.  The National Weather Service predicts that highs will only be in the upper 60s by next Tuesday and Wednesday.  Overcast skies are on tap for today with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, which remain in the forecast thru early tomorrow.  Skies will clear off as we head into Easter weekend.  Highs over the next few days will be in the mid to upper 70s.  Lows will be in the low 50s tonight and are expected to dip into the 40s over the weekend and into early next week.

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