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WRIGHT METAL TO LOCATE IN ROME, CREATING 50 NEW JOBS

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

Wright Metal Products Crates, LLC, purchased a building located in the Floyd County Industrial Park for a $1 million modernization, which will mean the creation of 50 new jobs. 

ATLANTA BRAVES LOSE HEARTBREAKER TO SEATTLE MARINERS

Written by Matt Davis on June 4, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Seattle Mariners 7-5 in the opener of a brief two-game series at Turner Field last night. 

ROME BRAVES TAKE SECOND IN A ROW FROM AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS

Written by Matt Davis on June 4, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves picked up their second win in a row over the Augusta Greenjackets 4-3 last night in game two of a three game series at Augusta’s Lake Olmstead Stadium. 

THREE ROME BRAVES PICKED FOR SALLY LEAGUE ALL STAR GAME

Written by Matt Davis on June 4, 2014. Posted in Sports

South Atlantic League president Eric Krupa has announced the rosters for the 55th annual SAL All-Star Game, to be played on June 17th at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory, North Carolina, home of the Crawdads. 

WORK RELEASE INMATES BACK IN JAIL

Written by Matt Davis on June 3, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

A pair of work release inmates are now back in jail.  Jon Taylor McGee and James Caleb Reddish, both age 23 and of Cedartown, were captured on Monday morning.  Reddish had reportedly failed to return to the Floyd County Work Release Center after being released on a work pass.  McGee left the job to which he was assigned on Monday without permission.  Each has been terminated from the work release program. 

ROME FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH CONTINUE MISSION OF BUILDING STRONGER FAMILIES INTO THE SUMMER MONTHS

Written by Matt Davis on June 3, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Building stronger families and healthier (and safer) children.  That’s the goal of the Rome Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth.  The local nonprofit offers grants to support activities and initiatives intended to encourage the health and well being of local children and families.  Executive Director Carol Willis says that the major focus of their grants these days are geared towards keeping children busy over the summer.

DISCUSSION ABOUT CLOSURE OF MIDWAY PRIMARY SCHOOL SET FOR TODAY’S FLOYD BOE MEETING

Written by Matt Davis on June 3, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The impending closure of Midway Primary School will be among the topics of discussion at today’s meeting of the Floyd County Board of Education.  The announcement was made late last week that the school will close after the next school year.  Students from Midway will attend either Pepperell Primary or McHenry Primary starting with the 2015-2016 school year. 

ATLANTA BRAVES READY FOR SHORT SET WITH SEATTLE MARINERS AT TURNER FIELD

Written by Matt Davis on June 3, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves had the night off last night and will return to action with a brief two game series against the Seattle Mariners tonight and tomorrow at Turner Field.  Gavin Floyd is slated to serve as Atlanta’s starting pitcher in tonight’s series opener.  First pitch is set for 7:10 pm.  The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball.  Air time is 5:55 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.

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