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ROME BRAVES BLANKED BY LAKEWOOD IN EXTRAS

Written by Matt Davis on July 21, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves were blanked by the Lakewood BlueClaws 4-0 in 11 innings to close out a seven game homestand on Monday night at State Mutual Stadium.  The Braves are off tonight and will open a seven game road trip with a match in Lexington, Kentucky against the Legends on Wednesday afternoon.

ROME FIRE DEPARTMENT EMPHASIZES BOATING SAFETY THIS SUMMER

Written by Matt Davis on July 20, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

This is a time of year when revelers spend time on our area’s waterways.  While boating can be a leisurely activity, there are some measures that should be taken to ensure boaters’ safety, according to Rome Fire Chief Troy Brock.  For instance, you should never drink and boat.  Also, always wear a life vest.

ATLANTA BRAVES DROP SERIES FINALE TO CHICAGO CUBS AT ‘THE TED’

Written by Matt Davis on July 20, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Chicago Cubs 4-1 in the finale of a three game series at Turner Field on Sunday, allowing the Cubs to take the series 2-1 over the weekend.

TRAGEDY STRIKES IN CHATTANOOGA

Written by Matt Davis on July 17, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Tragedy struck in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday as a gunman opened fire on two military centers just miles apart.  Four Marines were killed, and a Chattanooga police officer was injured.  The shooter, identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, is also dead.  His motive has not been determined.

AAA:  FALLING OIL PRICES LEAD TO DIP IN THE PRICE AT THE GAS PUMP

Written by Matt Davis on July 20, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Gas prices declined last week after the price of oil fell to its lowest level in three months, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that West Texas Intermediate settled below $51 a barrel for the first time since April and gas prices are reponding accordingly.

‘ONE SMALL STEP FOR A MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND’

Written by Matt Davis on July 20, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Today is the 46th anniversary of a milestone in American (and even world) history – on this day 46 years ago, man first walked on the Moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission.  Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface at 10:56 pm EDT on July 20, 1969 and was followed shortly by Buzz Aldrin, while Michael Collins stayed in lunar orbit.

ROME BRAVES CRUSHED BY LAKEWOOD BLUECLAWS AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on July 20, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves were crushed by the Lakewood Blueclaws 13-3 on Sunday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium.  The Braves will close out their four game set with the Blueclaws (and a seven game homestand) this evening at 7 pm.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE INCREASE

Written by Matt Davis on July 17, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission will hold three hearings in the coming weeks for the purpose of accepting input from the public about a proposed millage rate increase.  Commissioners convened for a called meeting on Thursday morning and voted 3-2 to advertise a millage rate increase of .833 mills.  The measure is anticipated to raise nearly $2.2 million in extra revenue, according to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune.  The public hearings on the matter are scheduled for July 28th at 6 pm, July 29th at 2 pm and August 4th at 6 pm; all will be held at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.

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