Local News

IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR FLOYD COUNTY AND ROME CITY SCHOOLS!

Today is the first day of school for students at Floyd County and Rome City Schools, which will open for in-person and virtual instruction. In a video intended to welcome faculty and students back to class, Lou Byars, Rome City Schools Superintendent, acknowledged that five full months have passed since the local schools closed and…read more »

TOURISM OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS, AS WELL AS LOCAL HISTORY

The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism is encouraging all Romans (as well as visitors to Rome) to take advantage of outdoor attractions in this community. Kristi Kent, Director of Communications, recommends the Mount Berry Trail that recently opened near the US post office. She attests that this 1.8 mile trail offers some great views of…read more »

MORE THAN 3,500 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED ON TUESDAY IN GEORGIA

More than 3,500 new cases of coronavirus and 137 virus-related deaths were reported in Georgia on Tuesday by the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest DPH report issued just before 3 pm on Tuesday, there have been 222,588 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. A total of 4,351 fatalities have been attributed to…read more »

THE AUGUST 11TH PRIMARY RUN-OFF ELECTION IS NOW ON THE BOOKS! ROBERSON ELECTED SHERIFF OF FLOYD COUNTY, AND GREENE IS GOP NOMINEE FOR CONGRESS

The August 11th primary run-off election is on the books. Dave Roberson has won his bid to become Floyd County’s next Sheriff, while Marjorie Greene is the Republican party’s nominee in the 14th Congressional District race. Roberson beat Tom Caldwell in the race to be Tim Burkhalter’s successor as Floyd County Sheriff. Roberson received 64…read more »

Local Sports

BRAVES DROP SERIES FINALE TO YANKEES IN NEW YORK

The Atlanta Braves fell to the New York Yankees 6-3 on Wednesday night in the finale of a two-game interleague set at Yankee Stadium in New York; that allowed the Yankees to sweep the series and marked the third straight loss for the Braves. Atlanta jumped to an early lead on a two-run homer by…read more »

BRAVES DROP SERIES OPENER TO YANKEES IN NEW YORK

The Atlanta Braves fell to the New York Yankees 9-6 on Tuesday night in the opener of a two-game interleague set at Yankee Stadium in New York. It was the second straight defeat for the Braves. Touki Toussaint was tagged with the loss for Atlanta after giving up six runs (five of them earned) and…read more »

BRAVES DROP SERIES FINALE AT PHILLY

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 13-8 on Monday evening in the finale of a four-game set at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, which resulted in an even 2-2 split in the series. It was a tough night on the mound for Sean Newcomb, who surrendered eight runs and six hits, walked two…read more »

BRAVES SWEEP TWIN BILL WITH PHILLIES IN PHILADELPHIA

The Atlanta Braves swept a double-header against the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2 and 8-0, on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadephia. This allowed the Braves to take the lead in the National League East standings. Ronald Acuna, Jr. had a total of three home runs on the day – a two-run bomb in game one,…read more »

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