Local News

ROME TO HOST 2022 ACC TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

(Rome, GA Sports media release): The Atlantic Coast Conference unveiled its championship dates and sites for the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday. The ACC Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships return to Rome, Georgia, for the second straight year April 20-24; to be held at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. “The staff at the…read more »

HAMPTON NAMED INTERIM PRINCIPAL FOR CAVE SPRING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

(Floyd County Schools media release): Pepperell Primary School (PPS) assistant principal Mrs. Courtney Hampton will be assuming the role of interim principal for Cave Spring Elementary School (CSES) beginning July 1, 2021.  “As a student, teacher, and administrator, Mrs. Hampton has excelled at every level in the Floyd County School system and I’m expecting her…read more »

GEORGIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS AGAIN IN MAY

(Media release from the Georgia Department of Labor): The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that Georgia’s May unemployment rate dropped another 0.2 percentage points to reach 4.1 percent in May as the labor force declined 12,478 to reach a total of 5,160,501. The labor force increased gradually during the first quarter of 2021, but dropped in May despite the…read more »

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 35TH ANNUAL ROMAN RUMBLE TO BENEFIT HARBOR HOUSE – THE NORTHWEST GEORGIA CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER

Registration is now open for the 35th annual Roman Rumble 5K Run/Walk to benefit Harbor House, The Northwest Georgia Child Advocacy Center. That event will be held on Saturday, September 11th, it will be the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the US. Joe Costolnick, Executive Director (and a former law enforcement officer),…read more »

Local Sports

ATLANTA BRAVES SWEPT BY BOSTON RED SOX AT TRUIST PARK

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Boston Red Sox 10-8 on Wednesday evening in the finale of a two-game interleague set at Truist Park, which allowed the Red Sox to sweep the brief series (by identical scores). Dansby Swanson hit a three-run homer off of Garrett Richards which tied the game at 6-6 in bottom…read more »

ROME BRAVES BLANK BOWLING GREEN HOT RODS

The Rome Braves blanked the Bowling Green Hot Rods 5-0 on Wednesday afternoon in game two of a six-game set at State Mutual Stadium. That was the first shut out of the year for Rome, which is now five games behind High-A East South-leading Bowling Green. Those two teams will meet again this evening at…read more »

ATLANTA BRAVES OPEN UP HOMESTAND WITH LOSS TO BOSTON RED SOX

The Atlanta Braves opened a six-game homestand with a loss to the Boston Red Sox by a final score of 10-8 on Tuesday night in the first outing of a two game interleague set at Truist Park. It was a tough night for Atlanta’s starting pitcher Tucker Davidson, who gave up five runs and five…read more »

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