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GRAVES:  TRADE AGREEMENT WILL MEAN JOB SECURITY FOR SOME GEORGIANS

Written by Matt Davis on June 18, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Congressman Tom Graves, who represents Georgia’s 14th District in the US House of Representatives, has voted in favor of the Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (HR 1314), also known as the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).  Graves contends that the measure will empower Congress with greater oversight and control of trade negotiations and future trade agreements.  For Georgians, Graves says that it will mean the addition of new trade-based jobs.

ATLANTA BRAVES OPEN HOMESTAND WITH WIN OVER BOSTON RED SOX

Written by Matt Davis on June 18, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 in the opener of a five game homestand at Turner Field on Wednesday night.

AMID HIGH TEMPS, NORTHSIDE POOL CLOSES

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

Rome area residents are currently unable to find relief from the rising temperatures by jumping into the pool at the Northside Swim Center.  The pool has been closed until further notice due to mechanical repairs, officials with the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority stated on Tuesday afternoon.

MATHEWS EAGERLY AWAITS RUNWAY EXTENSION AT RUSSELL AIRPORT

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

Mike Mathews, manager of the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Rome, eagerly awaits the runway extension at the airport.  The extension is being funded by the 2013 SPLOST.  Mathews indicates that engineering and environmental surveys will soon begin, with the entire project to be completed within the next three years.

GUNTHER RECEIVES 2015 KATIE DEMPSEY STAR VOLUNTEER AWARD

Written by Matt Davis on June 18, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

StarAward2015Gin Gunther, a volunteer with the Exchange Club Family Resource Center, has been awarded the center’s 2015 Katie Dempsey Star Volunteer Award.

ROME BRAVES FALL TO HICKORY AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on June 18, 2015. Posted in Sports

he Rome Braves were hammered by the Hickory Crawdads 11-1 on Wednesday night at State Mutual Stadium.  The Braves hope to salvage a win in the three game set as the teams face each other in the finale tonight at 7 pm.

GULDENSCHUH DISCUSSES ARTICLE V MOVEMENT WITH ROME TEA PARTY

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

Rome attorney David Guldenschuh spoke before members of the Rome TEA Party at the group’s monthly Lunch Bunch meeting on Tuesday.  His topic was “The Article V Movement – Restricting the Federal Government Overreach”.

INGRAM NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF 2015 ROME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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

Film and TV producer, screenwriter and director Seth Ingram has been appointed the new Executive Director for the 2015 Rome International Film Festival.

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