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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FEVER IS BREWING – THE SEASON IS ABOUT TO START!

Written by Matt Davis on August 22, 2013. Posted in Sports

It’s that time of year again, folks!  Time for high school football.  The Darlington Tigers will open up their 2013 season tomorrow night as hosts to Murphy (from North Carolina) at Chris Hunter Stadium.  The regular season will also begin tomorrow night for the Unity Christian School Lions.  They will head to Columbus to take on Calvary Christian.

ROME BRAVES TAKE ANOTHER ‘W’ FROM GREENVILLE DRIVE, IN SEARCH OF SWEEP TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on August 22, 2013. Posted in Sports

Chalk up another victory for the Rome Braves!  The Braves beat the Greenville Drive 6-2 last night in game two of a three game series in Greenville, South Carolina.  Edison Sanchez and Chase Anselment both hit home runs for the Braves.

FLOYD COUNTY SHERIFF TO ATTEND FBI ACADEMY

Written by Matt Davis on August 20, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd County Sheriff Tim Burkhalter has been chosen to attend a 12-week training course at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  He is slated to leave for the academy in late September.

FUND RAISING EXCEEDS $80,000 FOR ROME CELEBRITY DANCE CHALLENGE

Written by Matt Davis on August 20, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

And a quick update on fundraising efforts from the 3rd annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge.  Money has continued to pour into the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia after the big event on Saturday night at the Rome City Auditorium.  Fund raising totals now exceed $80,000.

JOHNSON LIFTS ATLANTA BRAVES TO 10TH INNING WIN OVER NY METS, HEYWARD SIDELINED WITH BROKEN JAW

Written by Matt Davis on August 22, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves took a 4-1 win over the New York Mets in 10 innings at New York’s Citi Field yesterday afternoon.

FLOYD CEO: NEW POLK MEDICAL CENTER A GREAT BENEFIT TO POLK COUNTY, NWGA

Written by Matt Davis on August 20, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

It’s been nearly a month since officials broke ground on the new $40 million Polk Medical Center complex.

ISAKSON QUESTIONS HOLD ON OBAMACARE EMPLOYER MANDATE, BUT NOT INDIVIDUAL MANDATE

Written by Matt Davis on August 20, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

US Senator Johnny Isakson is not fond of the Obama administration’s recent decision to put a one year hold on the employer mandate laid out by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare), but not on the individual mandate.  Like 14th district US Representative Tom Graves, Isakson wants Obamacare to be de-funded completely.

ROME BRAVES END HOMESTAND WITH WIN OVER CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS

Written by Matt Davis on August 20, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves beat the Charleston Riverdogs 5-3 last night in the finale of a four game series at State Mutual Stadium.  That allowed the Braves to take three of four from the Riverdogs to finish a seven game homestand that opened with a three game sweep of the Savannah Sand Gnats.

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