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HERO2HIRED PROVIDES INCENTIVE FOR EMPLOYERS TO HIRE RESERVISTS, VETERANS

Written by Matt Davis on May 21, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is urging employers to hire reservists and veterans and are offering many incentives for them to do so through their Hero2Hired program.  Hero2Hired is a program of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.  Randy Hardin, retired First Sergeant with the US Army, is promoting Hero2Hired on behalf of the ESGR.  He says that the mission of the program is to create a cooperative culture of employer support of the National Guard and Reserve.

ROME BRAVES DROP SERIES CLOSER TO CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS

Written by Matt Davis on May 21, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves lost to the Charleston Riverdogs 6-1 in the series closer between the teams yesterday evening at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park in Charleston, South Carolina.  The Braves won one of five games in their series with the Riverdogs, who maintain the top spot in the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League with 29 wins and 13 losses.  The Braves are in last place with 9 wins and 33 losses.  Yesterday’s game was the last of an eight-game road trip that started in Augusta and left the Braves with three wins and five losses for the whole trip.

NEW ARMUCHEE CONNECTOR OPENS TO TRAFFIC

Written by Matt Davis on May 18, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The new Armuchee Connector opened to motorists yesterday morning.  A ribbon cutting was held before it officially opened to traffic.  The Armuchee Connector is a 2006 SPLOST project.  The 2.1 mile road runs from State Mutual Stadium to US 27 near Old Summerville Road.

BERRY COLLEGE ALUMNI WEEKEND/WORK WEEK BEGINS TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on May 18, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Berry College will hold its Alumni Weekend and Work Week today thru next Friday, May 25th.  According to a Berry media release, more than 800 people are expected to turn out for the festivities.

HOME DEDICATION AMONG FLURRY OF ACTIVITY FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Written by Matt Davis on May 21, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome and Floyd County Habitat for Humanity held a home dedication yesterday.  It was for the home of the Adams’ family at 232 Couper Street in Rome.  Candice Adams will inhabit the house with her three children.

ATLANTA BRAVES TAKES SERIES CLOSER FROM TAMPA BAY RAYS

Written by Matt Davis on May 21, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 yesterday in the finale of a three game series in Tampa Bay.  Tim Hudson got the win for the Braves, after keeping the Rays scoreless in seven and two-third innings of work.  Craig Kimbrel got the save.

HIGHLAND RIVERS CENTER WORKING TO ASSIST THOSE NO LONGER SERVED BY NWGA REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Written by Matt Davis on May 18, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Highland Rivers Center in Rome has been working to assist those no longer served by Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital, which closed back at the end of September.  Highland Rivers serves individuals suffering from mental illness, developmental disabilities and addiction.  The organization’s CEO, Jason Bearden, says that Highland Rivers has not necessarily seen an uptick in clientele following the closure of Northwest Regional but the acuity of their problems appears greater.

ROME BRAVES SHUT OUT BY CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS IN SERIES OPENER

Written by Matt Davis on May 18, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves were hoping to keep momentum going after back-to-back wins over the Augusta Greenjackets on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, but unfortunately were stopped last night by the Charleston Riverdogs, who shut out the Braves 3-0 in the series opener between the teams in Charleston, South Carolina.

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