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ROME POLICE DEPARTMENT:  DON’T SKATEBOARD OR BICYCLE ON DOWNTOWN SIDEWALKS!

Written by Matt Davis on June 19, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Police Department has issued a press release to remind the public that skateboarding and riding bicycles on sidewalks in the downtown business area is not only a nuisance to consumers, it is against the law.  According to Rome City Ordinance Section 12-277, (a) No person shall ride a bicycle on a sidewalk within a business district, and (b) No person shall ride a skateboard on a sidewalk within a C-2 zone.  A C-2 zone is considered a downtown business district.  Downtown parking decks are also considered “no skateboarding/bicycle zones” and are marked accordingly.

ROME BRAVES TAKE SERIES FINALE FROM HICKORY CRAWDADS

Written by Matt Davis on June 19, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves edged the Hickory Crawdads 3-2 on Thursday night to close out a three game series between the teams at State Mutual Stadium.  The Braves will be in Lexington, Kentucky to face the Legends in a three game set over the weekend.  Tonight’s series opener is slated to get underway at 7:05 pm.

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.

ATLANTA BRAVES FALL TO BOSTON RED SOX AT ‘THE TED’ 

Written by Matt Davis on June 19, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Boston Red Sox 5-2 in the finale of a brief two-game interleague series at Turner Field on Thursday night.  Thus ends a four game set that began at Fenway Park and resulted in a 2-2 split between the teams.

GEORGIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RISES SLIGHTLY IN MAY

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

The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May stood at 6.3 percent, up from 6.2 percent in April.  The preliminary April rate of 6.3 percent was revised down by a tenth of a percent.  Last month’s rate was down a full percentage point from 7.3 percent in May.

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.

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