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ROME BRAVES SWEEP LEXINGTON LEGENDS AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on August 17, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves posted a 3-1 win over the Lexington Legends at State Mutual Stadium on Sunday afternoon, allowing Rome to sweep the four-game series over the weekend.  The Braves will be in Charleston, South Carolina to face the Riverdogs tonight at 7:05 pm.

FORD, GITTINGS AND KANE JEWELERS READY TO ‘KICKBACK TO THE COMMUNITY’

Written by Matt Davis on August 14, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Ford, Gittings and Kane Jewelers in downtown Rome aims to be good stewards of their resources and support local charities via their 6th annual Kickback to the Community.  The silent auction officially begins today and ends on Saturday, August 22nd.  Funds raised this year will benefit Summit Quest and Good Neighbor Ministries of Rome.  The organizations were selected through a Facebook poll conducted by the jewelry store.

ATLANTA BRAVES TO HOST ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS AT ‘THE TED’ THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on August 14, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves were off on Thursday night and will return to action this weekend with a three game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field.  Julio Teheran is slated to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta in tonight’s series opener, while Robbie Ray will head to the mound for Arizona.  First pitch is set for 7:35 pm.  The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410.  Air time for pre-game programming is 6:20 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.

ATLANTA FALCONS TO OPEN PRE-SEASON PLAY TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on August 14, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Falcons will play their first pre-season game of the year tonight at the Georgia Dome against the Tennessee Titans. The match is scheduled to get underway at 7 pm.

ROME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO TAKE ON A MUSICAL THEME IN 2015

Written by Matt Davis on August 14, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Coming to a theatre near you – the Rome International Film Festival!  The 12th annual Film Festival will be held September 10th thru 13th.  It will feature a line up of more than 80 films from 24 countries that will be screened at the DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome, according to RIFF Executive Director Seth Ingram, who says this year’s festival will take on a musical theme.  One of those musical offerings is the 1976 documentary film “Heartworn Highways”, which tells the story of several musicians trying to break into the music business.  It will be presented on the final night of the festival.

BUSY SATURDAY AHEAD FOR ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY

Written by Matt Davis on August 14, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

It appears as though this Saturday will be a busy one in the Greater Rome area.  There are a number of events to which you might avail yourself, if you so desire.

ROME BRAVES SWEPT AT SAVANNAH

Written by Matt Davis on August 14, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves fell to the Savannah Sand Gnats 9-4 on Thursday night in the finale of a three game series in Savannah, allowing the Gnats to sweep the series.  The Braves will host the Lexington Legends in a four game set tonight thru Sunday.  Tonight’s series opener is slated to get underway at 7 pm at State Mutual Stadium.

ROME MAN KILLED BY TRAIN LAST FRIDAY HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED

Written by Matt Davis on August 13, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome man that was killed by a train last Friday has been identified as 44-year-old Mark Anthony Whatley of a Southern Street address.  He was identified via fingerprint analysis by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.  Whatley was struck by the train while attempting to cross the tracks on Callahan Street; it is believed that he was traveling in the direction of North Broad Street.  The official cause of his death was due to blunt force trauma.  The fatality was ruled an accident.

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