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PARKS AND REC DEALING WITH BUDGET SHORTFALLS

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

The downturn in the economy in recent years has had an impact on numerous organizations, including the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority.  Board member David Mathis contends that something must be done to fund parks and rec programs, as they make major contributions to the quality of life for local residents.  He adds that the authority’s budget has been cut by almost $900,000 since 2007.

ATLANTA BRAVES GO FISHIN’ AT THE TED

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

The Atlanta Braves ended a brief two-game losing skid with a 6-1 victory over the Miami Marlins in game three of a four game series last night at Turner Field.

HERE’S THE SCOOP ON THE JULY 22ND RUNOFF ELECTION

Written by Matt Davis on July 23, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The July 22nd runoff election is on the books. 

NATIONALLY KNOWN EDUCATOR, AUTHOR TO LAUNCH GRADUATION INITIATIVE IN FLOYD COUNTY

Written by Matt Davis on July 23, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The beginning of the new school year is just around the corner.  And the Floyd County Schools will kick off the new school year by instituting a new initiative systemwide called Destination Graduation – for every child.  The initiative will be launched by nationally known educator and author Ron Clark during a special event at The Forum in downtown Rome on Tuesday, July 29th at 8:30 am. 

BUCK TO SEEK RECOUNT IN STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT RACE

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

Former Rome High School principal Mike Buck will seek a recount in the race for the Republican party’s nomination for State School Superintendent.  Buck was narrowly defeated by Richard Woods in this past Tuesday’s runoff election.  Woods received 199,260 votes, or 50.09 percent of the vote, compared to 198,535 votes for Buck, or 49.91 percent.  The recount is expected early next week. 

MARKSBERRY LIFTS ROME BRAVES TO SHUT OUT WIN OVER DELMARVA SHOREBIRDS

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

The Rome Braves notched an 8-0 shut out win over the Delmarva Shorebirds to open a seven game homestand last night at State Mutual Stadium. 

VOTER TURNOUT IN FLOYD COUNTY A LITTLE BETTER THAN EXPECTED

Written by Matt Davis on July 23, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Voter turnout was a little better than expected in Floyd County for the July 22nd runoff election.  Just over 11 percent of the county’s registered voters cast their ballots in the runoff; a turnout of 8-10 percent had been predicted.

BRAVES COMEBACK FOILED BY THE FISH

Written by Matt Davis on July 23, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves lost for the second night in a row to the Miami Marlins 6-5 last night at Turner Field. 

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