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WANNA ADOPT A NEW PET?  VISIT FLOYD COUNTY PAWS TODAY!

Written by Matt Davis on June 16, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Have you been thinking about opening your home to a new furry family member?  Have your kids been ‘dogging’ you for a new puppy or kitty?  Then maybe it’s time to pay a visit to PAWS (aka Floyd County Animal Control).  The 2013 SPLOST-funded facility opened at its new North Avenue location nearly sixth months ago.  It is currently bursting at the seams with cats, according to director Jason Broome, who adds that adoption fees are $35 for cats and $40 dogs.

ATLANTA BRAVES TO HOST MIAMI MARLINS THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on June 16, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves were off on Thursday night and will return to action this weekend with a three-game set versus the Miami Marlins at SunTrust Park.  Sean Newcomb will get his second major league start for Atlanta in tonight’s series opener, while Dan Straily will serve as the starting pitcher for Miami.  First pitch is set for 7:35 pm.  The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410.  Air time is 6:20 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.

GEORGIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECLINES FOR THE FOURTH STRAIGHT MONTH

Written by Matt Davis on June 15, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate declined for the fourth straight month to 4.9 percent last month, down from five percent in April and from 5.3 percent in May 2016.  The last time that the state recorded a jobless rate as low as 4.9 percent was in October 2007.

ATLANTA BRAVES HAMMER WASHINGTON NATIONALS TO TAKE FIRST SERIES IN DC SINCE ’14

Written by Matt Davis on June 15, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves hammered the Washington Nationals 13-2 on Wednesday in the finale of a three-game set in Washington DC, allowing the Braves to take the series 2-1.  It marked Atlanta’s first series victory at Nationals Park since April of 2014.

HUFSTETLER NAMED TO SENATE SPECIAL TAX EXEMPTION STUDY COMMITTEE

Written by Matt Davis on June 16, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Senator Chuck Hufstetler of Rome has been appointed by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to serve as a member of the Senate Special Tax Exemption Study Committee, according to a media release from the Georgia Senate Press Office.

LOUDERMILK COMMENTS ON SHOOTING AT CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL PRACTICE

Written by Matt Davis on June 15, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Congressman Barry Loudermilk, who represents Georgia’s 11th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives, was among those present on Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire at a congresssional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington DC.  The shooting left Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana in critical condition; several others were injured.

CHIEFTAINS MUSEUM/MAJOR RIDGE HOME TO HOST FAMILY FREE DAY ON SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on June 15, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will host a Family Free Day this Saturday, June 17th with Cherokee crafts, dance and stickball demonstrations.  It will take place from 11 am until 4 pm on the museum campus on Riverside Parkway in Rome.

THIS IS FLAG DAY! 

Written by Matt Davis on June 14, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Today is Flag Day.  This marks the 240th anniversary of when, on June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress made the Stars & Stripes the first national flag.  According to popular legend, the first American flag was designed by Betsy Ross though this belief has no historical basis.

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