A former Cedartown attorney has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison and pay a minimum of $1.3 million in compensation. Miles Gammage, age 59, has been accused of using clients’ workers’ compensation funds for himself, to which has pleaded guilty. Gammage was disbarred in January 2012.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the New York Mets 7-4 yesterday afternoon in the closer of a four game series at New York’s Citi Field.
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a five-year contract extension for Matt Ryan. The extension is for a $103.75 million deal, with $59 million guaranteed.
The GEICO Skytypers have been added to the line up for the Wings Over North Georgia air show, set for October 12th and 13th at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome.
The Rome Braves saw a three game winning streak come to an end with a loss to the Asheville Tourists 9-6 last night in the opener of a five game series in Asheville, North Carolina. The Tourists scored five runs in the seventh inning to rally for the victory.
It appears that Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson is out for the remainder of the season with a broken right ankle. Hudson was injured in Wednesday night’s game when he was hit by the Mets’ Eric Young, Jr. during a play at first base. Hudson will undergo surgery once the swelling subsides.
The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that metro Rome’s unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent in June, up from 9.3 percent in May but down from 10.3 percent in June 2012.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative continues their mission of serving as this area’s water monitor and preserving the upper Coosa River. Executive Director Joe Cook says that water wars continue over area rivers. Those battles have mainly been with Alabama and Florida and metro Atlanta.