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From the stands: Freddie Freeman bobblehead night activities at the Rome Braves. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

From the stands: Freddie Freeman bobblehead night activities at the Rome Braves. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Another look at Thursday’s Rome Braves game from Rome photographer Mills Fitzner. Among the photo: The crowds outside the stadium, anxious to be among the first 500 to receive a Freddie Freeman MVPFree bobblehead. They’ll give away 500 more this Saturday; gates open at 5 p.m.; first pitch at 6. Read more

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Greenville Drive routs Rome, 9-2; rematch tonight. 10 photos from Mills Fitzner.

Greenville Drive routs Rome, 9-2; rematch tonight. 10 photos from Mills Fitzner.

Mills Fitzner’s photos from Thursday night’s Rome Braves’ game. Read more

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Bowling Green takes series finale from Rome, 5-3. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Bowling Green takes series finale from Rome, 5-3. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Nine images from the Rome Braves game courtesy of Rome photographer Mills Fitzner. Read more

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Fireworks light up the sky above State Mutual Stadium. Seven-photo gallery from Mills Fitzner.

Fireworks light up the sky above State Mutual Stadium. Seven-photo gallery from Mills Fitzner.

  That wasn’t a late-night storm above Rome on Saturday. It was the first fireworks show from the Rome Braves since 2019 thanks to the pandemic. Residents in downtown Rome reported seeing the show following the Braves-Hot Rods game Saturday night. The next post-game show is scheduled for July 31 followed by Sept. 18. For… Read more

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Rome Braves lose a close one to the Hot Rods, 2-1. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves lose a close one to the Hot Rods, 2-1. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Nine images from the Rome Braves game courtesy of Rome photographer Mills Fitzner. Read more

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Rome Braves take second straight from Bowling Green, 6 – 1. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves take second straight from Bowling Green, 6 – 1. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Nine images from the Rome Braves game courtesy of Rome photographer Mills Fitzner. Please click each image for a larger view. Read more

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Buzz:  Rome Braves pitcher switch due to injuries; but lefties still rule.

Buzz: Rome Braves pitcher switch due to injuries; but lefties still rule.

Rome Braves left-handed pitcher Tanner Lawson has been moved to the Injured List. In a corresponding move, newly signed LHP Jake McSteen has been added to the R-Braves roster. McSteen, a former University of Nebraska standout, was signed by Atlanta on May 5 after a strong 2020 season with the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier… Read more

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Rome Braves fall to Bowling Green, 8 – 1. Photo gallery by Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves fall to Bowling Green, 8 – 1. Photo gallery by Mills Fitzner.

Nine images from the Rome Braves game courtesy of Rome photographer Mills Fitzner. Please click each image for a larger view. Read more

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Rome Braves win home opener, 6-5, over Bowling Green. Photo gallery by Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves win home opener, 6-5, over Bowling Green. Photo gallery by Mills Fitzner.

Nine images from the Rome Braves home-opening victory Tuesday night courtesy of Rome photographer Mills Fitzner. Please click each image for a larger view. Read more

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Georgia Northwestern’s 2021 Spring drive-through commencement ceremony: Words and more than 60 pictures.

Georgia Northwestern’s 2021 Spring drive-through commencement ceremony: Words and more than 60 pictures.

    Media release: Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) nine-county service area participated in a vehicle procession outside of the Floyd County Campus (FCC), in Rome on Thursday, May 6, to safely celebrate their success in completing their program of study. The 2021 Spring Drive-Thru Commencement Ceremony began at 7 p.m. with a vehicle… Read more

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Education/guest column: ‘The teaching profession is unique in that it directly shapes our future.  Let teachers know that the public doesn’t, in fact, hate them.’

Education/guest column: ‘The teaching profession is unique in that it directly shapes our future.  Let teachers know that the public doesn’t, in fact, hate them.’

By Tara O’Neal, 19-year veteran teacher The public is tough on teachers.  We get beat up because of test scores, anecdotal accounts of students and of teachers behaving badly.  We are blamed for the ills of youth and society.  I’ve only taught two or three students who said they wanted to be a teacher when… Read more

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At 1 p.m., almost all service has been restored. Earlier: Power out for nearly 900 customers off Martha Berry, Summerville Park; some traffic lights out on Shorter as well.

At 1 p.m., almost all service has been restored. Earlier: Power out for nearly 900 customers off Martha Berry, Summerville Park; some traffic lights out on Shorter as well.

Your lunch hour commute, or meal at home in some areas, is in question this afternoon. Several power outages, especially in central Rome, has more than 860 customers in the dark. Traffic lights also are caught in the mess. As Floyd 911 says (above), please treat intersections as four-way stops. Restortation estimate: 1 p.m. Also… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today features a single-level town home in The Village of Maplewood to mountain views in Horseleg Ridge

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today features a single-level town home in The Village of Maplewood to mountain views in Horseleg Ridge

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for today: Your options include new construction at The Village of Maplewood or a large family home with a separate apartment downstairs. Prices from $243,500 to $359,900. Open house, 1 until 3 p.m. Address: 1301 Village Blvd., Rome. Description: 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Price: $243,500. What to know: Terrific… Read more

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Six GNTC students place at State PBL Virtual Leadership Conference.

Six GNTC students place at State PBL Virtual Leadership Conference.

  Media release: Six students representing Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) placed in the Georgia Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Virtual State Leadership Conference held in early April. According to Mark Upton, GNTC Marketing Management program director and PBL coordinator, the six GNTC students participated in 10 events and placed either first or second in each… Read more

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