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CRBI TO HOST SWIMMABLE WATERS EVENT

Written by Matt Davis on July 16, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative invites the public to go jump in a river!  The CRBI is hosting a one-mile ‘swim’ of the Oostanaula River on Sunday, July 27th at 2 pm as part of the Waterkeeper Alliance’s Swimmable Water weekend.  The swim will depart from Ridge Ferry Park and end at Heritage Park. 

GDOL TO HOST JOB EXPO FOR ROPER CORPORATION

Written by Matt Davis on July 16, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor is slated to host a job expo in Summerville on Friday to help Roper Corporation, a division of GE, fill about 90 jobs at its facility in LaFayette. 

ROME BRAVES OPEN SERIES WITH LOSS TO GREENVILLE DRIVE

Written by Matt Davis on July 16, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves fell to the Greenville Drive 9-4 last night in the opener of a three game series at State Mutual Stadium.  The teams are now tied for last place in the South Atlantic League’s Southern Division. 

BEAULIEU INTERNATIONAL GROUP TO ESTABLISH US HEADQUARTERS IN CARTERSVILLE

Written by Matt Davis on July 15, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal announced yesterday that Belgium-based Beaulieu International Group (BIG) will establish their US headquarters and create 350 jobs in Cartersville over the next five years.

LOCAL TEA PARTY MEMBERS SEEK WAYS TO UNITE TEA PARTY WITH REST OF GOP

Written by Matt Davis on July 16, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome TEA Party seeks to find answers to the question of how to unite the TEA Party with the rest of the Republican Party.  That question was explored during the monthly Lunch Bunch meeting of the Rome TEA Party yesterday, for which the guest speaker was Floyd County Republican Party Chairwoman Layla Shipman.  Her topic was “The Relationship Between the GOP and the TEA Party.”

AL BEATS NL IN MLB ALL-STAR GAME, JETER SHINES IN LAST ALL-STAR OUTING BEFORE RETIREMENT

Written by Matt Davis on July 16, 2014. Posted in Sports

Baseball’s best and brightest stars came out to shine last night in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.  The American League beat the National League 5-3 in the Midsummer Classic, which was played at Target Field in Minneapolis, home of the Minnesota Twins (of the American League). 

LUCAS CELEBRATES 93RD BIRTHDAY WITH REVIVAL OF ‘TALK OF THE TOWN’ PROGRAM

Written by Matt Davis on July 15, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The life and legacy of local radio legend Ben Lucas was celebrated during his 93rd birthday party held at the studios of WLAQ AM 1410 last night.  Droves of friends, family and long-time listeners came to the radio station to wish Ben a happy birthday and see him in his element as he conducted a revival of his “Talk of the Town” program that was a fixture of Rome radio in the 1950s.  Those who were not able to attend the gathering participated in the broadcast via telephone. 

DEAL: NET TAX COLLECTIONS UP BY 11.5 PERCENT

Written by Matt Davis on July 15, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of June totaled $1.76 billion, marking an increase of $182.25 million, or 11.5 percent, compared to the month-ended June 2013.  Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled nearly $17.9 billion for an increase of roughly $879.25 million, or 5.2 percent, compared to the same point last year, at which time net tax revenues totaled $17 billion through the end of June 2013. 

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