Local News

FCPD MOURNS PASSING OF K9 BLAZE

(From the Floyd County, GA Police Department): K9 Lieutenant Blaze April 14, 2013 – June 24, 2024 It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our loyal Officer and companion K9 Lieutenant Blaze. She was a longtime Veteran of the Rome-Floyd Special Operations Group, serving our region diligently as an Explosives Detection K9…read more »

GNTC ANNOUNCES FREE APPLICATION WEEK FOR THE FALL SEMESTER

(Media release from Georgia Northwestern Technical College): Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will host a Free Application Week on July 8-12 to help those who are seeking to enroll in the fall semester. GNTC will waive the $25 application fee for all incoming students during Free Application Week. The admissions deadline for the fall semester…read more »

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES EXPANDS OUTDOORS BEYOND BARRIERS INITIATIVE – ENHANCING OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES FOR ALL VISITORS

(Media release from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources): Following the successful introduction of 11 all-terrain wheelchairs in 2022, Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are proud to announce an expansion of their comprehensive outdoor accessibility program Outdoors Beyond Barriers. This initiative aims to grow accessibility options across…read more »

AMERICAN RED CROSS: BE A POWERFUL FORCE FOR GOOD THIS SUMMER

(Media release from the American Red Cross Georgia Region): As the busy Fourth of July holiday week gets closer, the American Red Cross asks donors to be a powerful force for good by giving blood or platelets now and in the weeks to come. You can be the difference between someone’s storm and their sunshine.…read more »

Local Sports

ATLANTA BRAVES DROP SERIES OPENER IN ST. LOUIS TO CARDINALS

The Atlanta Braves fell to the St. Louis Cardinals by 4-3 on Monday night in the opener of a three-game set at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO. The Cardinals scored all four of their runs in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI double from Alec Burleson, an RBI single from Willson…read more »

ROME EMPERORS AT WINSTON-SALEM, NC FOR SERIES VERSUS DASH

The Rome Emperors had a scheduled off-day on Monday and will open up a six-game set in Winston-Salem, NC versus the Dash this evening. First pitch is slated for 7 pm. The Emperors’ series at Winston-Salem will continue through this Sunday to wrap up the month of June. The team will return to their home…read more »

ROME EMPERORS WRAP UP HOMESTAND WITH VICTORY OVER GREENVILLE DRIVE

ROME EMPERORS WRAP UP HOMESTAND WITH VICTORY OVER GREENVILLE DRIVE

(Media release from the Rome Emperors): Drew Compton’s two doubles, one from each side of the plate, and four driven in helped the Emperors secure a series win in come-from-behind fashion Sunday. Compton’s first two-bagger came in the first inning and scored Workinger and Ceballos to vault the Emperors out in front 2-0. With Rome’s…read more »

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