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74 VOTE EARLY ON THURSDAY

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

Some 74 people voted early on Thursday in the May 24th primary election.  Of those, 63 were Republicans while 11 were Democrats.  Early voting continues through the Friday before the election.  For more information, call the Floyd County Elections Office at (706) 291-5167.

HAWKS CONTINUE PLAYOFF RUN VS. CAVS IN ATLANTA TONIGHT

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

The Atlanta Hawks will host the Cleveland Cavaliers this evening in game three of the second-round NBA playoff series between the teams.  Tip off is set for 7 pm at the Philips Arena.  Can’t make it down to Atlanta to watch the game in person?  You can watch it on television; coverage will be provided by ESPN.

LOCAL RED CROSS CHAPTER SEEKS A FEW GOOD VOLUNTEERS

Written by Matt Davis on May 5, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Northwest Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for a few good volunteers.  The organization is currently in the process of training volunteers to assist with the Red Cross mission of disaster relief, according to Executive Director Jeffrey Putnam.  At this time, there are an estimated 258 volunteers that serve the local chapter’s 13-county service area.  Putnam says that more help is always needed!

GARNER IS NEW FLOYD GOP CHAIR, EARLY VOTING CONTINUES

Written by Matt Davis on May 5, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Andy Garner has been chosen as the new chairman for the Floyd County Republican Party.  Garner, an attorney at McRae, Stegall and Peek, has served as interim chair since Layla Shipman resigned the post nearly a month ago.  His term will expire in March 2017.

ATLANTA BRAVES BACK AT ‘THE TED’ TONIGHT

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

The Atlanta Braves were off on Thursday and will open a six-game homestand with a three-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field over the weekend.  Aaron Blair will serve as the starting pitcher for the Braves in tonight’s series opener, while Zack Greinke will head to the mound for the D’backs.  First pitch is set for 7:35 pm.  The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410.  Air time for pre-game programming is 6:20 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.

ROME BRAVES SPLIT WITH HICKORY CRAWDADS

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

The Rome Braves split a double header with the Hickory Crawdads on Thursday at State Mutual Stadium.  Rome won the opener 4-3, while Hickory took a shut out victory of 6-0 in the nightcap.  The teams will go head to head again tonight at 7 pm.

LAST CHANCE TO SEE ‘SHREK JR, THE MUSICAL’ IS THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on May 5, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

In arts and entertainment news, the Rome Little Theatre’s production of “Shrek Jr., The Musical” will take the stage for one final time this weekend.  So if you have been thinking about loading up the family to go see the musical based on the popular Dreamworks animated film, you’ll have opportunities to do just that this Friday at 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm.  Admission is $14 for students and seniors and $16 for adults.  Tickets may be purchased at the RLT box office, online at www.romelittletheatre.wordpress.com or by calling (706) 295-7171.

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