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MLB POSTSEASON UPDATE:  METS, ROYALS A WIN AWAY FROM THE WORLD SERIES

Written by Matt Davis on October 21, 2015. Posted in Sports

The New York Mets are one win away from a trip to the World Series for the first time in 15 years.  The Mets took a 3-0 lead in the National League Championship Series with a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs in game three of the best-of-seven series on Tuesday night in Chicago.  Daniel Murphy homered for his fifth straight game, tying the MLB record for consecutive playoff home runs set by Carlos Beltran in 2004.  Murphy has hit a total of six home runs during the 2015 postseason.  Game four of the NLCS is set for tonight at 8 pm at Wrigley Field.

CHIAHA HARVEST FAIR SET FOR THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on October 20, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The 51st annual Chiaha Harvest Fair will take place this Saturday and Sunday, October 24th and 25th at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome.  Hours are 10 am until 5 pm both days.

LOCAL TEENS TO EXPLORE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR ACTIONS THROUGH FLOYD COUNTY TEEN MAZE NEXT WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on October 20, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Local teenagers will be given a hands-on lesson about making wise choices through participation in the 4th annual Floyd County Teen Maze next week at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES TOP NEW YORK GIANTS IN MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

Written by Matt Davis on October 20, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles posted a 27-7 win over the New York Giants in Monday Night Football at Philly.  The Eagles were lifted to victory in part by DeMarco Murray, who ran for 109 yards and a touchdown, and Nolan Carroll, who returned one of two interceptions from the Giants’ Eli Manning for a score.  Philadelphia improved to 3-3, while New York fell to 3-3; the teams are now tied for first place in the NFC East.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ON AIR THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on October 21, 2015. Posted in Sports

High school football will return to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge in two nights from tonight!

UNITED WAY OF ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY SEEKS SUPPORT OF 2015-2016 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

Written by Matt Davis on October 20, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The United Way of Rome and Floyd County wants your money.  The local non-profit is in the midst of their 2015-2016 fundraising campaign, for which the goal is $1 million.  Money raised will go towards 18 different human service agencies around the community, according to Volunteer Coordinator Brooks Smith, who says that the agencies provide services to everyone from the very young to the very old and those in between.

MLB POSTSEASON UPDATE:  TORONTO BLUE JAYS CUT KANSAS CITY ROYALS LEAD IN ALCS TO 2-1

Written by Matt Davis on October 20, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays cut the Kansas City Royals’ lead in the National League Championship Series to 2-1 as the Blue Jays beat the Royals 11-8 in game three on Monday night in Toronto.  It was the first ALCS game to be played on the Blue Jays’ home turf since 1993.  Toronto erupted for six runs in the third inning, including a three-run homer from Troy Tulowitzki and a two-run shot from Josh Donaldson.  Ryan Goins also homered and had a two run single.  Tulowitzki was ejected from the game just before the top of the eighth inning for arguing a called strike at the end of the seventh.  The Jays will face the Royals in game four of the best-of-seven series this afternoon.  First pitch is set for 4 pm at the Rogers Centre.

PLANS FOR FLOYD COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY TO GO BEFORE PUBLIC

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

The public will have an opportunity to take a look at plans for the 2013 SPLOST-funded Floyd County Animal Control Facility and Special Operations Building during a meeting to be hosted by the projects’ design team on Tuesday.  The design charrette will be held at 6 pm in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Training Room at 409 East 12th Street in Rome.  Attendees are welcome to pose questions and submit comments about the projects.

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