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FORMER BERRY BASEBALL STANDOUT COLLIN MCHUGH FINISHED FOURTH IN AL ROOKIE VOTING

Written by Matt Davis on November 12, 2014. Posted in Sports

Former Berry College baseball standout Collin McHugh, who currently plays for the Houston Astros, finished fourth in voting for the American League’s Rookie of the Year. McHugh appeared on nine of the 30 ballots with six second-place votes and three for third, according to a Berry sports release. As a starting pitcher, he went 11-9 with a 2.73 ERA and was the AL Rookie of the Month for September.

LOCAL VETERANS TO BE HONORED AT TWO LOCAL VETERANS DAY EVENTS

Written by Matt Davis on November 11, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Today is Veterans Day. People will gather in communities all over the nation today to pay tribute to those have served in our Armed Forces, including right here in Rome, Georgia.

RHONDA WALLACE IS A CERTIFIED COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Written by Matt Davis on November 11, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

ACCG, Georgia’s county association, and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia recently recognized county officials throughout the state with certificates for the completion of the core certification level in the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy. Among those county officials was Floyd County Commissioner Rhonda Wallace, who received a certificate for completing core requirements and becoming a certified county commissioner. Training certificates were awarded during the 2014 Legislative Leadership Conference in Athens.

HAWKS TO HOST JAZZ TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on November 12, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will host the Utah Jazz in NBA action tonight at the Philips Arena. The Hawks are currently 3-3 on the season, while the Jazz are 3-5. Tonight’s tip off is set for 7:30 pm. The game will be televised on Sport South.

VETERANS DAY SERVICE AT MYRTLE HILL CEMETERY PAYS TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED

Written by Matt Davis on November 11, 2014. Posted in Local Events

Today is Veterans Day. Gatherings are being held in communities all over the nation today to pay tribute to those have served in our Armed Forces, including right here in Rome, Georgia.

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR EMPTY BOWLS EVENT

Written by Matt Davis on November 11, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Area potters and community members aim to bring positive change to the community with the 12th annual Empty Bowls event tonight at the Rome Civic Center. The event will be held from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm, and this year, it will raise funds for Rome Action Ministries. A limited number of tickets are available at the Rome Floyd Visitors Center and are $25 each. Attendees will be given a handmade bowl created by a local potter and will be treated to a special dinner that will include soup, salad, bread and a dessert from local restaurants.

ISAKSON TO ANNOUNCE BID FOR RE-ELECTION

Written by Matt Davis on November 11, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

US Senator Johnny Isakson is slated to officially announce next week his bid for re-election to the US Senate in 2016. The announcement is slated to be made at the North Wing of the Georgia State Capitol on Monday, November 17th at 11 am. He will be joined by statewide officials, members of the state House and Senate and campaign supporters. The event is open to the public.

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