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GEORGIA STATE PARKS AND HISTORIC SITES HIGHLIGHT ‘HIDDEN GEMS’ DURING 85TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Written by Matt Davis on July 25, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

This year marks the 85th anniversary of Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites.  The milestone is being celebrated with quests for Hidden Gems.  Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator, says that the ranger-lead quests spotlight features at parks around the state of which the average visitor may not be aware.  “Hidden Gems” are listed online at www.gastateparks.org.

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO RAISE PROPERTY TAX TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on July 25, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening.  They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, to be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome.   Both are open to the public.  Commissioners are scheduled to raise the property tax rate tonight, following the last of three public hearings required by the state.

ROME BRAVES BLANKED BY WEST VIRGINIA POWER AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on July 25, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves were blanked by the West Virginia Power 2-0 in game two of a four game series at State Mutual Stadium on Sunday.  The teams will meet again this evening at 7 pm.

SAVE MONEY ON END-OF-SUMMER CAMPING TRIPS WITH GEORGIA STATE PARKS

Written by Matt Davis on July 22, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

It won’t be too long until local children head back to school!  If you’re looking for a last minute summertime getaway, consider a trip to a state park.  Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator with Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, says that if you camp at a state park during the month of July, you’ll receive 50 percent off a return trip in August.  She recommends James H. “Sloppy” Floyd Park in Summerville as a potential campsite.

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION BEGINS TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on July 25, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Democratic National Convention begins today and continues through Thursday in Philadelphia.  Hillary Clinton is poised to make history as the first woman to be nominated as the presidential candidate for a major political party in the US on the convention’s final day.

ATLANTA BRAVES SWEPT IN COLORADO

Written by Matt Davis on July 25, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Sunday in the finale of a four game set in Denver, Colorado, allowing the Rockies to sweep the series.  It marked the Braves’ 10th straight loss at Coors Field.

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION CONCLUDES IN CLEVELAND

Written by Matt Davis on July 22, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Republican National Convention is on the books!  Donald Trump officially accepted the party’s nomination to run for president during the convention’s final day on Thursday in Cleveland, Ohio.  Highlights of the day also included a speech from Trump’s oldest daughter Ivanka.

SUMMER ENROLLMENT RISES SIGNIFICANTLY AT GEORGIA HIGHLANDS COLLEGE

Written by Matt Davis on July 22, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Summer enrollment at Georgia Highlands College has risen by nearly 10 percent for 2016, according to a release from the college.

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