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A WEEK OFF FOR SOME AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS THIS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on October 4, 2016. Posted in Sports

The 2016 high school football season continues into week seven this Friday night.  A number of area teams have a scheduled off night for fall break,

COOSA VALLEY FAIR OPENS ON TUESDAY

Written by Matt Davis on October 3, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

It’s fair week in Rome, Georgia!  Fall’s Finest Festival, the 68th annual Coosa Valley Fair, will begin on Tuesday at the fairgrounds on Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd.  It will continue through Saturday.

POLITICAL FORUM SET FOR OCTOBER 11TH

Written by Matt Davis on October 3, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Civic Center will be the site of a political forum on the evening of Tuesday, October 11th.  The event is being hosted by the Rome/Floyd County NAACP, the 100 Black Men of Rome and Northwest Georgia, Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the MLK Commission.

FALCONS BEAT PANTHERS AT THE DOME

Written by Matt Davis on October 3, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Falcons posted a 48-33 win over the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers on Sunday at the Georgia Dome.  Matt Ryan passed for a team-record 503 yards and four touchdowns, while Julio Jones had 12 receptions to set a Falcons record of 300 yards.

BRAVES TO INTERVIEW BLACK, WASHINGTON FOR MANAGERIAL POST, FREEMAN NAMED NL PLAYER OF THE MONTH

Written by Matt Davis on October 4, 2016. Posted in Sports

Now that their 2016 season has ended, the Atlanta Braves are making plans for 2017.  The team is seeking candidates to potentially serve as manager next season.  Team President John Hart has stated that former managers Bud Black and Ron Washington will be interviewed for the job.  Brian Snitker, who has served as the Braves’ interim manager upon the dismissal of Fredi Gonzalez, is also being considered to assume the post permanently.

AAA:  VOLATILITY AT THE GAS PUMP RESULTS FROM RISE IN OIL PRICES

Written by Matt Davis on October 3, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Gas prices are about the same, if not less, than last week in the southeastern United States, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that over the past seven days, the state average has fallen by four cents in Georgia.

BRAVES EMERGE VICTORIOUS OVER TIGERS IN FINAL GAME AT ‘THE TED’

Written by Matt Davis on October 3, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves bid farewell to Turner Field in victorious fashion as they beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Sunday in the final game of the 2016 season.  It marked the end of an era for the Braves as they had played for the past two decades in the stadium affectionately known as “The Ted”.

LOCAL ORGANIZATION TAKES AIM AT SEX TRAFFICKING IN GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on September 30, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

A local group is taking aim at sex trafficking in Georgia, even right here in Rome.  Rome Cares is a recently formed non-profit group whose mission is to rescue and restore women and children who have been victims of sex trafficking.

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