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TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM OF GEORGIA BOARD APPROVES GRETCHEN CORBIN AS NEXT TCSG COMMISSIONER

Written by Matt Davis on December 5, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia has approved Governor Nathan Deal’s nomination of Rome native Gretchen Corbin to serve as the system’s next Commissioner.

TWO AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS CONTINUE QUEST FOR A STATE TITLE TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on December 5, 2014. Posted in Sports

Two area high school football teams continue their quest for a state title. Calhoun and Cartersville are both headed for the Final Four in their respective classes tonight.

GEORGIA TECH BOUND FOR ACC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME THIS WEEKEND!

Written by Matt Davis on December 5, 2014. Posted in Sports

Georgia Tech’s 12th ranked Yellow Jackets will play in the ACC Championship Game tomorrow night, and coverage of the big match will be provided on 95.7 FM The Ridge. The Jackets will face No. 2 Florida State at 8 pm at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina at 8 pm. Pre-game programming will begin two hours prior to kick off.

LINDALE CHRISTMAS PARADE AND STAR LIGHTING CEREMONY SET FOR SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on December 4, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The community of Lindale, Georgia will usher in the holiday season with the first annual Lindale Christmas Parade this Saturday afternoon. Parade line-up is set for 3 pm at the First Baptist Church of Lindale. The parade will begin at 3:30 pm and will proceed down Park Avenue to Dragon Drive at Pepperell High School and back down Van Tassel Drive. It will end at the Gilbreath Recreation Center, where a block party will take place along with the second annual Lindale Star Lighting Ceremony. The ceremony will begin at approximately 4:30 pm with the lighting of the star between the smoke stacks at the old Lindale Mill to take place at 6 pm.

GEORGIA REVENUES UP BY 4.3 PERCENT

Written by Matt Davis on December 5, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of November totaled nearly $1.46 billion, marking an increase of approximately $60.5 million, or 4.3 percent, compared to November 2013. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $7.7 billion for an increase of $359 million, or 4.9 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year, when net tax revenues totaled $7.34 billion after five months. Year-to-date gross tax revenues, before refunds and distributions to local governments, totaled $10.1 billion for an increase of almost $523 million, or 5.4 percent, over November 2013.

COWBOYS TOP BEARS IN MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

Written by Matt Davis on December 5, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Dallas Cowboys beat the Chicago Bears 41-28 in Thursday Night Football at Chicago last night. DeMarco Murray ran for 179 yards and a touchdown and Tony Romo threw for three touchdowns to lift their team to victory. The Cowboys improved to 9-4, while the Bears fell to 5-8 on the season.

ROME BRAVES UNVEIL NEW LOGO

Written by Matt Davis on December 5, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves have unveiled a new alternate logo. The logo features a Roman soldier’s helmet on a baseball with the letter “R” on the front. The helmet was used by the military of ancient Rome from 735 BC – AD 476 and is intended pay tribute to the Braves’ hometown of Rome, Georgia with a red, blue and gray color scheme.

TEAMS ARE BEING SOUGHT FOR SEVENTH ANNUAL HARBOR HO– USE ADULT SPELL OFF

Written by Matt Davis on December 4, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

It’s time to brush up on your vocabulary. The date has been set for the seventh annual Harbor House Adult Spell Off. The event, sponsored by the Harbin Clinic, will be held Friday, February 27th, 2015 at the DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome.

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