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CHASE ENDS WITH APPREHENSION OF RAPIST

Written by Matt Davis on April 24, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The search for an escaped rapist ended with his arrest in Polk County yesterday.  Winford Reece Ellis, age 39, had been on the run since April 12.  He had been incarcerated at the Atlanta Transitional Center and was scheduled for release in September, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

ANNUAL SENIOR INFORUM SET FOR MAY 7TH

Written by Matt Davis on April 24, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Senior Promotions Council of the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority will present the 26th annual Senior Inforum on Wednesday, May 7th from 10 am until 1 pm at The Forum in downtown Rome.  Doors will open at 9:30 am.  The event will take on a Hee-Haw theme this year and will feature food, entertainment and opportunities for seniors to learn about the services offered to them in this community.

GATTIS ONCE AGAIN PLAYS THE HERO FOR THE ATLANTA BRAVES

Written by Matt Davis on April 24, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 yesterday afternoon at Turner Field en route to their sixth series win of the season.

ROME BRAVES DROP SERIES CLOSER TO GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS

Written by Matt Davis on April 24, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves fell to the Greensboro Grasshoppers 7-2 in the finale of a three game series between the teams yesterday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium, allowing the Grasshoppers to take two of three from the Braves.  Greensboro plated seven runs before the Braves ever even got on the board with two runs in the bottom of the sixth.

LABOR DEPARTMENT: UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN IN METRO ROME, NORTHWEST GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on April 24, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that metro Rome’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.2 percent in March, down from 7.5 percent in February and almost two percentage points from 9.0 percent in March 2013.

DEAL SIGNS GUN CONTROL BILL INTO LAW

Written by Matt Davis on April 24, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 60 yesterday, legislation intended protect the rights of licensed concealed carry permit holders.

EIGHTEEN STUDENT ATHLETES COMMIT TO PLAY FOOTBALL AT BERRY

Written by Matt Davis on April 24, 2014. Posted in Sports

Eighteen high school student athletes have committed to play football at Berry College this fall, Vikings head coach Tony Kunczewski has announced.

ATLANTA HAWKS TO CONTINUE PLAYOFF RUN TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on April 24, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will host the Indiana Pacers in game three of the first round of the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs tonight.  Tip off is slated for 7 pm at the Philips Arena.

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