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COOSA RIVER BASIN INITIATIVE ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED ‘PIG PADDLE AND PARTY’

Written by Matt Davis on June 26, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative and Todd and Dale Carroll of Rome will host a “Pig Paddle and Party” on the Etowah River to raise money for CRBI’s efforts to create the 160-mile-long Etowah River Water Trail.  The original paddle was scheduled for May 18th, but was canceled due to inclement weather. 

UPTON, WOOD LIFT ATLANTA BRAVES TO SHUT OUT VICTORY OVER HOUSTON ASTROS

Written by Matt Davis on June 26, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astros 4-0 last night in the middle game of a three game series at Houston’s Minute Maid Park.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY COACH MAKES IT TO JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE

Written by Matt Davis on June 25, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

A Shorter University coach made it to the small screen on Monday night.  Brittni Dulaney, the women’s lacrosse coach at Shorter, was on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live as a participant in the eighth annual Jimmy Kimmel Pedestrian Belly Flop Contest.  Dulaney is currently vacationing with family in Los Angeles.  She fell just short of the trophy in the competition.

LOOKING FOR A QUICK, AFFORDABLE SUMMER GETAWAY? CONSIDER GEORGIA’S STATE PARKS AND HISTORIC SITES

Written by Matt Davis on June 25, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Looking for a quick summer getaway right in your own backyard?  Consider Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites.  Public Affairs Coordinator Kim Hatcher attests that state parks offer affordable programs that include, but are not limited to, camping.  And you can save a little money, thanks to free park passes available at libraries.  You can also purchase an annual Park Pass or a Friends membership.

US TO FACE GERMANY IN WORLD CUP TODAY!

Written by Matt Davis on June 26, 2014. Posted in Sports

Today’s the day that the United States will face Germany in the World Cup.  Both teams have an opportunity to advance with a draw in today’s match, which is set for noon Eastern Time.  The showdown comes just four days after the US’s match with Portugal ended in a 2-2 draw, much to the disappointment of American soccer fans. 

VICTORIOUS DAY IN AUGUSTA FOR THE ROME BRAVES

Written by Matt Davis on June 26, 2014. Posted in Sports

It was a victorious day for the Rome Braves yesterday as they picked up back-to-back wins over the Augusta Greenjackets at Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta.  The Braves started the day by beating the ‘Jackets 6-4 in the completion of an outing that had been halted on Tuesday night due to rain.  That was followed by a 4-0 shut out victory for the Braves. 

TOWN GREEN FOUNTAIN TO RE-OPEN TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on June 25, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The fountain at Rome’s Town Green was closed for a time yesterday for necessary cleaning.  It is slated to re-open today at 10 am.  A dirty diaper in the fountain reportedly led to the closure.

GEORGIA NAMED NO. 1 PLACE IN THE NATION FOR BUSINESS BY CNBC

Written by Matt Davis on June 25, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal is celebrating the recent announcement by CNBC, a world-leading news source for business and financial information, that it has named Georgia as the number No. 1 place for business in the nation.

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