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FINALLY, A WIN FOR THE ATLANTA BRAVES OVER THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS!

Written by Matt Davis on July 2, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves’ drought against the National League East-leading Washington Nationals came to an end on Wednesday night at Turner Field as the Braves beat the Nationals 4-1 in the middle outing of a three game series, following a rain delay of just over two hours.  It was the Braves’ first win over the Nats in the past 10 outings between the teams.

HERITAGE FIRST BANK TO BEGIN RENOVATION OF BROAD STREET FACILITY FOR ITS NEW ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

Written by Matt Davis on July 1, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

ROME – Ryan Earnest, President of Rome-based Heritage First Bank, today announced that renovations will soon begin on the downtown office building that Wells Fargo Bank will vacate next month. Heritage First Bank purchased the property earlier in 2015 and will occupy the building that will serve as the bank’s new administrative office, located at 501 Broad Street, beginning in the fall of 2015.

FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS RESPOND TO COMPLAINTS OF ETHICS VIOLATIONS

Written by Matt Davis on July 1, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

An ethics complaint has been filed with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission against the Floyd County Schools.  According to the Rome News-Tribune, the complaint was filed by former employee William Greg McCary, who has accused the superintendent and other school officials of ethics violations.  McCary contends that Superintendent Jeff McDaniel and other high ranking officials accepted gifts from vendors for personal use or gain.  The former maintenance worker has also alleged that board chairman George Bevels has misused public funds and property in an identical complaint filed with state and local school boards.

NORTH FLOYD INDUSTRIAL RAIL SITE ATTAINS GRAD STATUS

Written by Matt Davis on July 1, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce has announced that the North Floyd Industrial Rail Site has been named a Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) site by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the state’s marketing and sales arm for job recruitment.

ROME BRAVES RAINED OUT

Written by Matt Davis on July 2, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves’ match against the Lexington Legends scheduled for Wednesday night has been postponed due to rain.  It will be made up as part of a double header on Saturday, August 15th.

UPDATE: ONE DEAD FOLLOWING WRECK ON HWY 411 AT EAST ROME BYPASS

Written by Matt Davis on July 1, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

According to a press release from the Rome Police Department, On July 1, 2015 @ 1048 hours a 2001 Peterbilt Tractor Trailer was traveling west-bound on Hwy 411. The tractor trailer was attempting to travel straight thru the intersection on a green traffic signal. A 2014 Honda CRV was traveling east-bound on Hwy 411. The Honda was attempting to make a left turn to travel north-bound on Ga 1 Loop. The Honda failed to yield the right of way to the tractor trailer.

ASTRONAUT CLAYTON C. ANDERSON TO SPEAK AT TELLUS M– USEUM IN CARTERSVILLE

Written by Matt Davis on July 1, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson is scheduled to deliver a lecture at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville on Thursday night.

STEPPED UP PATROLS EXPECTED OVER JULY FOURTH HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on July 1, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

State troopers are anticipated to step up their patrols over the July Fourth holiday weekend.  The Georgia State Patrol defines the holiday period as 6 pm on Thursday, July 2nd through midnight on Sunday, July 5th.  During this time, the GSP will conduct concentrated patrols and road checks throughout the state.

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