Local News

NEARLY 310,000 GEORGIANS HAVE (OR HAVE HAD) COVID-19

Close to 310,000 people in Georgia have (or have had) coronavirus, per the state Department of Public Health, which reported 1,577 new cases as well as 98 virus-related deaths on Wednesday. Three fatalities were reported in Floyd County. According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 309,678…read more »

ROME, NWGA UNEMPLOYMENT RATES DECLINED IN AUGUST

Rome’s unemployment rate declined in August, according to Georgia’s Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. Rome also had a monthly increase in jobs, along with a monthly decrease in initial unemployment claims. The unemployment rate for Rome was 4.7 percent in August, down from 7.1 percent in July. The rate was 3.8 percent a year ago. Rome…read more »

DPH PROVIDES UPDATE ON COVID-19 TRENDS IN GEORGIA

More than 308,000 people in Georgia have (or have had) coronavirus, per the state Department of Public Health, which reported 1,017 new cases as well as 73 virus-related deaths on Tuesday. Floyd County has passed the 3,000 mark and had one new fatality. According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3…read more »

Local Sports

NL EAST-CHAMPION BRAVES TOP MARLINS AT TRUIST PARK

The National League East-champion Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 9-4 on Wednesday night in game three of a four-game set at Truist Park; that was the fourth straight win for Atlanta. Offensive highlights included a three-run homer from Dansby Swanson in the Braves’ five-run fourth inning. Starting pitcher Max Fried departed the game after…read more »

BRAVES CLINCH THEIR THIRD STRAIGHT DIVISION TITLE WITH WIN OVER MARLINS

The Atlanta Braves clinched the National League East for the third year in a row with a victory over the Miami Marlins 11-1 on Tuesday evening at Truist Park. It marks the Braves’ 20th division championship, the most for any team in major league history. Marcell Ozuna led the charge offensively with five RBIs to…read more »

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