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EIGHTEEN STUDENT ATHLETES COMMIT TO PLAY FOOTBALL AT BERRY

Written by Matt Davis on April 24, 2014. Posted in Sports

Eighteen high school student athletes have committed to play football at Berry College this fall, Vikings head coach Tony Kunczewski has announced.

ATLANTA HAWKS TO CONTINUE PLAYOFF RUN TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on April 24, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will host the Indiana Pacers in game three of the first round of the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs tonight.  Tip off is slated for 7 pm at the Philips Arena.

FLOYD COUNTY PRISON ONE OF THREE PILOT SITES FOR STATE’S RE-ENTRY INITIATIVE

Written by Matt Davis on April 23, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Prison was chosen by the Georgia Department of Corrections to be one of three pilot sites in the state’s Re-entry Initiative. The initiative is intended to enable offenders to become more employable and hopefully reduce the rate of recidivism by providing employment opportunities and cognitive and rehabilitative training to eligible inmates, according to a Floyd County media release. Eight state prisoners participated in the program yesterday at the prison.

DON’T LET BOREDOM KEEP YOU IN THE THROES OF ALCOHOL ABUSE!

Written by Matt Davis on April 23, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. A recovering alcoholic from Minneapolis, Minnesota aims to share her story and relay the message that a sober life is most certainly not a boring life. Amber Leone Murphy had struggles with alcohol from her youth. A series of events, including the receipt of a DUI at age 19, eventually led her to hit rock bottom and motivated her to get sober. She has not had a drink since November 6, 2005.

ROME BRAVES DROP SERIES CLOSER TO GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS

Written by Matt Davis on April 24, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves fell to the Greensboro Grasshoppers 7-2 in the finale of a three game series between the teams yesterday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium, allowing the Grasshoppers to take two of three from the Braves. Greensboro plated seven runs before the Braves ever even got on the board with two runs in the bottom of the sixth.

AUTO MAKER CELEBRATES OPENING, EXPANSION IN CARTERSVILLE

Written by Matt Davis on April 23, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Officials with voestalpine auto group joined with area leaders to celebrate the opening and future expansion of voestalpine Automotive Body Parts, Inc. in Cartersville on Tuesday.  The automovie parts group is manufacturing ultra-high strength body-in-white components for premium car manufacturers.

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT SPEAK OUT AND CANDLELIGHT VIGIL HONORS, REACHES OUT TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE

Written by Matt Davis on April 23, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia continued their observation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month with the annual Take Back The Night Speak Out and Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday night in the courtyard of the First Baptist Church of Rome.

PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR FINSTER FEST 2014

Written by Matt Davis on April 23, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Paradise Garden Foundation has announced its plans for Finster Fest 2014 in Chattooga County.  The event is set for May 31st and June 1st and will include art and live music at Summerville’s Dowdy Park.  It is anticipated to host over 50 juried artists in addition to visitors from around the world.  Highlights of Finster Fest will include the Man of Vision After Show on the evening of Saturday, May 31st.

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