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ATLANTA BRAVES LOSE FIFTH STRAIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on August 19, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Washington Nationals 8-2 in the opener of a four game series at Turner Field on Thursday night, marking the Braves’ fifth straight loss.

CAVE SPRING RAPIST SENTENCED TO 100 YEARS

Written by Matt Davis on August 18, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Lester Owensby Pauley of Cave Spring was sentenced to 100 years in prison without parole on Wednesday by Floyd County Superior Court Judge Walter Matthews.  The sentencing followed the conviction of Pauley on 15 charges, including three counts of rape, earlier this week.  Testimony of Pauley’s sexual abuses were lodged by victims in court.  The incidents occurred between 2008 and 2014, according to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune.  Pauley, now 60 years of age, was arrested in 2014.

FORD, GITTINGS AND KANE JEWELERS READY TO ‘KICKBACK TO THE COMMUNITY’

Written by Matt Davis on August 18, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Ford, Gittings and Kane Jewelers once again aims to contribute to local charities through its 7th annual Kickback to the Community.  The silent auction of fine jewelry got underway on Wednesday and continues through Saturday, August 27th.  Funds raised this year will benefit Good Neighbor Ministries, Summit Quest and DIGS.  The organizations were chosen through a Facebook poll conducted by the jewelry store.

ATLANTA FALCONS TO CONTINUE NFL PRE-SEASON IN CLEVELAND

Written by Matt Davis on August 18, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Falcons will face the Cleveland Browns in NFL pre-season action tonight at Cleveland.  Kick off is slated for 8 pm at FirstEnergy Stadium.

ROME BRAVES SPLIT DOUBLE-HEADER AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on August 19, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves split a double-header with the Hagerstown Suns at State Mutual Stadium on Thursday night.  Hagerstown won the opener 4-2, while Rome took a 6-2 victory in the nightcap.  The Braves will be in Asheville, North Carolina tonight to take on the Tourists at 7:05 pm.

GEORGIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECLINES IN JULY

Written by Matt Davis on August 18, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at five percent in July, down from 5.1 percent in June and from 5.7 percent in July 2015.

ATLANTA BRAVES DROP FINALE, SERIES TO MINNESOTA TWINS

Written by Matt Davis on August 18, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Minnesota Twins 10-3 on Wednesday night in the finale of a two-game interleague set at Turner Field, allowing the Twins to sweep the series.

ROME REACHES OUT TO FLOOD VICTIMS IN LOUISIANA

Written by Matt Davis on August 17, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

A pair of Louisiana natives who now live in Rome are rallying local residents to help flood victims in ‘the Pelican State’.

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