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BRAVES BACK IN ACTION AT THE TED VS. RAYS TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on May 19, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves were off on Monday and will host the Tampa Bay Rays in a pair of interleague matches over the next couple of nights to open a six game homestand at Turner Field.  Mike Foltenywicz is scheduled to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta in tonight’s series opener with the Rays, while Erasmo Ramirez will head to the mound for Tampa Bay.  First pitch is set for 7:10 pm.  The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball.  Air time for pre-game programming is 5:55 pm.

AAA:  YEAR-OVER-YEAR SAVINGS AT THE PUMP FALL BELOW $1

Written by Matt Davis on May 18, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

For the first time in more than 100 days, the year-over-year difference in the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline fell below $1 this past Tuesday (-99 cents), according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that Sunday’s average of $2.70 per gallon represents a new high for 2015.  The national average has moved higher by four cents per gallon since last Sunday.

IT’S GRADUATION TIME FOR ROME, FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS

Written by Matt Davis on May 18, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Local colleges have already held their commencement ceremonies, as has Darlington School; now it’s time for students from Rome and Floyd County high schools to graduate.  Graduation ceremonies for both school systems will be held at The Forum in downtown Rome this weekend.

DARLINGTON TO HOST RABUN COUNTY IN CLASS AA FINAL FOUR, COVERAGE ON 95.7 FM THE RIDGE

Written by Matt Davis on May 18, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Darlington Tigers are bound for the Final Four of the Class AA state baseball tournament!  They’ll host Rabun County in a best-of-three series.  The first two of those games will be played today.  Game one is slated to begin at 2 pm and will be followed by game two around 5 pm.  Game three, if necessary, will be played on Tuesday at 1 pm.

GAYLOR MAKES ROME DEBUT IN BRAVES’ LOSS TO RIVERDOGS

Written by Matt Davis on May 19, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves fell to the Charleston Riverdogs 6-2 in the opener of a three game series (and an eight game homestand) at State Mutual Stadium on Monday night.  Former Rome High School and Berry College baseball standout Stephen Gaylor made his home debut with the Braves in the outing.  The Braves and the Riverdogs will go head to head again this morning at 10:30 am.

BEING ROME CITY MANAGER IS ‘EDUCATIONAL’ FOR SAMMY RICH

Written by Matt Davis on May 18, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Sammy Rich has learned a lot in his first year as Rome’s City Manager.  Rich assumed the post upon the retirement of long time City Manager John Bennett at the end of June 2014.

BERRY ALUM RETURN TO CAMPUS FOR 30TH ANNUAL WORK WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on May 18, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Nearly 200 Berry College alumni have returned to the school for the 30th annual Berry Alumni Work Week.

MILLER FLIRTS WITH NO-HITTER IN BRAVES’ SHUT OUT WIN OVER MARLINS

Written by Matt Davis on May 18, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves blanked the Miami Marlins 6-0 in the series finale between the teams on Sunday in Miami, allowing the Braves to complete a three-game sweep of the Marlins over the weekend.

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