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ATLANTA UNITED FALLS AT DC

Written by Matt Davis on June 22, 2017. Posted in Sports

In pro soccer news, Atlanta United fell to DC United 2-1 on Wednesday night in Washington DC, giving DC United a 2-0 edge in the season series between the teams.  Atlanta United will play host to Colorado on Saturday night.

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS TO URGE RESIDENTS TO ‘TIP N TOSS’ DURING MOSQUITO SEASON

Written by Matt Davis on June 21, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Spring 2017 was a fairly rainy season in Northwest Georgia, and more rain is in the forecast to begin the summer.  Standing water resulting from recent rainfall can lead to an increased mosquito population.  With that in mind, Northwest Georgia Public Health is reminding area residents to “Tip ‘n Toss” – in other words, prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illness by eliminating standing water from around your home and in the yard, particularly from any sort or size of container.

ATLANTA BRAVES’ WINNING STREAK ENDS WITH LOSS TO SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

Written by Matt Davis on June 21, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Tuesday night in game two of a four game set at SunTrust Park, ending a three-game winning streak for the Braves.

ROME-FLOYD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFERS ‘HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME’ TO LOCAL YOUTH, FAMILIES

Written by Matt Davis on June 20, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Local youngsters are enjoying the summer camp experience in 2017, thanks to a wealth of offerings from Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation.  This week’s slate of summer camps involve Gymnastics and All-Sports, according to parks and rec director Kevin Cowling, who adds that last week’s Nerf & Lego Camp was a big hit among participants.

TURRENTINE TAPPED TO SERVE AS NEW PRINCIPAL FOR COOSA HIGH SCHOOL

Written by Matt Davis on June 21, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

LaDonna Turrentine has been tapped to serve as the next principal of Coosa High School.  Her appointment was approved during a called meeting of the Floyd County Board of Education on Tuesday.

HANDEL WINS HISTORIC CONGRESSIONAL RACE

Written by Matt Davis on June 21, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

A new day is dawning as the Karen Handel/John Ossoff ads that have inundated Atlanta media over the past few months are over.  Handel, a Republican, won her bid to serve as the next Representative of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District during a special election held on Tuesday.  According to totals from the Georgia Secretary of State’s website, she took 52 percent of the vote compared to 48 percent of votes received by her Democratic challenger John Ossoff.  This particular congressional race went down as the most expensive in US history.

SALLY LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME ENDS IN A TIE

Written by Matt Davis on June 21, 2017. Posted in Sports

In a minor league update, the 2017 South Atlantic League All-Star Game ended in a 3-3 tie at Columbia, South Carolina (home of the Fireflies) on Tuesday night.  The Rome Braves’ Randy Ventura drove in the tying run; it was a tie never to be broken as the game was called in the middle of the eighth due to rain.  The Sally League All-Star break continues; the Rome Braves will begin their second half of the season on Thursday night with a match in Asheville, North Carolina versus the Tourists.

REPRIEVE FROM POLITICAL ADS ON THE WAY! 

Written by Matt Davis on June 20, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

For those of you who have grown weary of the political ads for Karen Handel and John Ossoff that have inundated the Atlanta market in recent days, you are about to get a reprieve.  The 6th Congressional District race is slated to be determined via a special election today.  Handel is running on the Republican ticket, while Ossoff is the Democratic candidate for the post vacated by Tom Price upon his appointment by President Donald Trump as US Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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