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ROME BRAVES END ROAD TRIP IN VICTORIOUS FASHION IN RAIN SHORTENED OUTING AT ASHEVILLE

Written by Matt Davis on July 10, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves ended their most recent road trip in victorious fashion with a 4-0 shutout win over the Asheville Tourists last night in the finale of a three game series that was shortened to seven innings due to rain in Asheville, North Carolina.  With the win, the Braves denied the Tourists a sweep of the series. 

THE CIRCUS IS IN TOWN!

Written by Matt Davis on July 8, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The circus is in town!  The Loomis Brothers Circus is set for today and tomorrow at The Forum in downtown Rome.  Show times are 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm both days.  Get tickets and more information at www.loomiscircus.com

COOMER TO CHAIR MILITARY CODE STUDY COMMITTEE

Written by Matt Davis on July 8, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

State Representative Christian Coomer of Cassville has been appointed chairman of a House study committee established to make recommendations for changes to the Georgia Code of Military Justice (GCMJ).  The code has not been substantially revised since it was first adopted in the 1950, according to a release from Representative Coomer’s office.

ROME BRAVES CRUSHED BY ASHEVILLE TOURISTS IN SERIES OPENER

Written by Matt Davis on July 8, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves were crushed by the Asheville Tourists 11-1 last night in the opener of a three game series in Asheville, North Carolina. 

THREE FORMER CALHOUN HIGH STUDENTS INDICTED

Written by Matt Davis on July 8, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Three former Calhoun High School students have been indicted on charges related to an alleged sexual assault that occurred at a post-prom party on May 11.  Damon Avery Johnson, Fields Chapman and Andrew Haynes were indicted by a grand jury in Gilmer County yesterday on felony charges of aggravated sexual battery and sexual battery.  Chapman and Haynes were also charged with a count of sodomy.  Chapman has also been charged with 28 counts of sexual exploitation of children, reportedly related to cell phone photos of that night. 

FANTASY BOOK BY LATE LOCAL AUTHOR TO DEBUT THIS THURSDAY

Written by Matt Davis on July 8, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

A fantasy book written by a local author will make a posthumous debut this Thursday, July 10th at the Last Stop Gift Shop in Rome.  Lords of the North Kingdom:  Blood and Stone is the late Jason Fordham’s first and only novel.  It was published in Fordham’s memory by his friend and colleague Jim Curry.  Curry, who first became acquainted with Fordham through the Rome Little Theatre, says the new book showcases Fordham’s many talents.

ATLANTA BRAVES DROP OPENER WITH NEW YORK METS IN EXTRA INNINGS

Written by Matt Davis on July 8, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves lost to the New York Mets 4-3 in 11 innings last night in game one of a four game series at New York’s Citi Field. 

AAA: US NOW THE WORLD’S BIGGEST OIL PRODUCER

Written by Matt Davis on July 7, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

AAA, The Auto Club Group has announced that the United States has surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s biggest oil producer this year.  According to a report from the Bank of America Corporation, the US is projected to remain the top producer of 2014 because domestic output is anticipated to increase and production growth outside the US has been lower than anticipated.

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