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BIG FIBBERS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL SET FOR THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on March 14, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The 2016 Big Fibbers Storytelling Festival will be held in Rome this Thursday through Saturday, March 17th through 19th.  The three-day event is being sponsored by the Ridge and Valley Storytelling Guild and will be headlined by nationally acclaimed storyteller Andy Offut Irwin.

HAWKS TOP PACERS AT PHILIPS

Written by Matt Davis on March 14, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Indiana Pacers 104-75 in NBA action at the Philips Arena on Sunday.

BRAVES DROP SUNDAY SPRING TRAINING OUTING TO ASTROS

Written by Matt Davis on March 14, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Houston Astros 7-6 in a Spring Training match at Kissimmee, Florida on Sunday.

TOURISM PROVIDES SUBSTANTIAL ECONOMIC SHOT IN THE ARM TO ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY

Written by Matt Davis on March 11, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Tourism provides a considerable economic shot in the arm to Rome and Floyd County.  Millions of dollars are pumped into the local economy every year due to tourism, according to Kristi Kent, Director of Communications for the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau, who adds that this alleviates the tax burden on local residents.

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET THIS EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on March 14, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening at City Hall (the City Auditorium).  They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm in the Sam King Room, to be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm in the Commissioners’ second floor meeting room.  Denise Downer-McKinney, Rome’s new police chief, is slated to take her oath of office at tonight’s meeting, which is open to the public.

GEORGIA TECH TO PARTICIPATE IN NIT

Written by Matt Davis on March 14, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team has received a bid to participate in the National Invitation Tournament.  The Yellow Jackets are the number four seed in the tournament and will play host to fifth-seeded Houston in opening round action on Wednesday night at 9 pm.  The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Rome’s radio home for Georgia Tech athletics.

DON’T FORGET TO ‘SPRING FORWARD’ THIS WEEKEND!

Written by Matt Davis on March 11, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Don’t forget to ‘spring forward’ this weekend!  The switch to Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday at 2 am, when clocks are set forward one hour.

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