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ROME BRAVES CRUSHED BY CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS

Written by Matt Davis on June 7, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves were crushed by the Charleston Riverdogs 13-4 in the opener of a three game set on Monday night at State Mutual Stadium.  The teams will go head to head again tonight at 7 pm.

AAA:  GAS PRICES RISE SOME IN GEORGIA AND TENNESSEE, BY A LOT IN FLORIDA

Written by Matt Davis on June 6, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Motorists in Georgia and Tennessee saw a rise in the price at the gas pump last week, but not by as much as those in Florida, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.  Since last Sunday, state averages rose by one cent in Georgia and four cents in Tennessee but by 10 cents in Florida.

LOSS OF BLUE ANGELS PILOT MOURNED BY AVIATION ENTHUSIASTS

Written by Matt Davis on June 6, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Aviation enthusiasts are mourning the loss of a Blue Angels pilot who lost his life in a practice demonstration near Nashville, Tennessee last Thursday.  The US Navy’s flight demonstration team was slated to perform in the Great Tennessee Air Show at Smyrna over the weekend but cancelled their performance following the crash that took the life of 32-year-old US Marine Corps Captain Jeffrey Kuss.  Captain Kuss’s F/A-18 Hornet crashed just after takeoff in Thursday’s practice session.

ROME BRAVES BACK AT SMS TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on June 6, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves were off on Sunday and open a three-game series with the Charleston Riverdogs tonight at State Mutual Stadium.  First pitch is set for 7 pm.

CANCER NAVIGATORS WRAPS UP CAST OFF AGAINST CANCER FUNDRAISER

Written by Matt Davis on June 6, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Rome-based non-profit Cancer Navigators concluded their annual Cast Off Against Cancer fundraising campaign on Sunday with a special event at Heritage Park.  The event coincided with National Cancer Survivors Day and was attended by numerous survivors and their loved ones, in spite of a foreboding forecast for the area.  Highlights of the celebration included the annual Daisy Drop, intended to honor someone who has battled cancer or currently faces treatment of the illness, and an awards ceremony for participating teams in the campaign.

MAN IN SHOOTING INCIDENT DIES

Written by Matt Davis on June 6, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The 20-year-old man that was injured in a shooting incident last week has died.  Owen Hicks died on Sunday, according to Floyd County Chief Deputy Coroner Gene Proctor.  Hicks was accidently shot by his friend, Cody Throneberry, also 20, just after 5 pm on Thursday.  The incident occurred in the bedroom of Throneberry’s home at 1249 Bells Ferry Road.  Foul play is not suspected; police continue their investigation into the matter.

BRAVES SWEPT IN LOS ANGELES

Written by Matt Davis on June 6, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 12-6 on Sunday in the finale of a three-game weekend set at Dodger Stadium in LA, allowing the Dodgers to sweep the series.

LOWER GAS PRICES, STRONG LABOR FORCE EXPECT TO BOOST SUMMER TRAVEL SEASON IN 2016

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

The summer driving season is officially upon us.  Lower gas prices have led more people to hit the road in recent days and the number of summer travelers is anticipated to rise in 2016, according to Garrett Townsend, spokesman for AAA, The Auto Club Group, who adds that the average price at the pump is considerably less than it was this time last year.  A strong labor market has also led to a boost in incomes, giving travelers more money to spend on gas and other travel-related expenses.

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