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WILLETT WINS THE MASTERS

Written by Matt Davis on April 11, 2016. Posted in Sports

Danny Willett won the 2016 Masters golf tournament on Sunday in Augusta, becoming the first Englishman to accomplish this feat since Nick Faldo in 1996.  Willett is a former member of Jacksonville State University’s golf team.

ROME BRAVES SPLIT WITH AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS

Written by Matt Davis on April 11, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves fell to the Augusta Greenjackets 9-2 at State Mutual Stadium on Sunday, allowing the teams to split the four game set at two games apiece.  The Braves will welcome the Columbia Fireflies to Rome tonight for a 7 pm outing.

PARKS AND REC ‘ROLLING WITH THE CHANGES’

Written by Matt Davis on April 8, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation continues to ‘roll with the changes’, so to speak.  Kevin Cowling, who took the reigns as Parks and Rec’s new Director in August, has certainly had his work cut out for him as the organization makes the transition from being an authority to a county department.  He says that through these changes, his top priority has been customer service and reduced fees.

WORK SOON TO BEGIN ON GEORGIA 101 IN FLOYD AND POLK COUNTIES

Written by Matt Davis on April 7, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Work is anticipated to begin soon on Georgia 101 in Floyd and Polk Counties.  The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced that a contract valued at just over $2.1 million has been awarded to C.W. Matthews Contracting Company of Marietta to resurface a 10.5 mile stretch of the road from Holiday Drive in Floyd County to Seney Pond Road in Polk County.  The project is slated for completion in February 2017.

ATLANTA BRAVES NOW 0-5 FOLLOWING SUNDAY LOSS TO ST. LOUIS CARDINALS AT ‘THE TED’

Written by Matt Davis on April 11, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the St. Louis Cardinals 12-7 on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field, allowing the Cardinals to sweep the three-game weekend series between the teams.

STOCK UP FOR YOUR SPRING GARDEN AT CHIEFTAINS HERB AND PLANT SALE THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on April 8, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Attention, all gardeners and gardener wanna-bes!  Here’s a reminder that you’ll have an opportunity to stock up on items for your spring garden and at the same time support a local landmark of national significance during the Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home’s annual Herb and Plant Sale this weekend at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome.

A STORMY NIGHT IN GREATER ROME

Written by Matt Davis on April 7, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Stormy weather moved into the Greater Rome area on Wednesday, resulting in downed limbs and some power outages.  The National Weather Service reported just over a quarter of an inch of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Armuchee overnight.

TELLUS SCIENCE M– USEUM TO THROW BACK TO THE ROARING ’20S WITH SUPERNOVA 2016:  SPEAKEASY

Written by Matt Davis on April 7, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville will throw back to the Roaring ’20s during Supernova 2016: Speakeasy, set for Saturday, April 30th from 7 pm until 11 pm.

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