PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS TO URGE RESIDENTS TO ‘TIP N TOSS’ DURING MOSQUITO SEASON

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Spring 2017 was a fairly rainy season in Northwest Georgia, and more rain is in the forecast to begin the summer.  Standing water resulting from recent rainfall can lead to an increased mosquito population.  With that in mind, Northwest Georgia Public Health is reminding area residents to “Tip ‘n Toss” – in other words, prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illness by eliminating standing water from around your home and in the yard, particularly from any sort or size of container.

HANDEL WINS HISTORIC CONGRESSIONAL RACE

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

A new day is dawning as the Karen Handel/John Ossoff ads that have inundated Atlanta media over the past few months are over.  Handel, a Republican, won her bid to serve as the next Representative of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District during a special election held on Tuesday.  According to totals from the Georgia Secretary of State’s website, she took 52 percent of the vote compared to 48 percent of votes received by her Democratic challenger John Ossoff.  This particular congressional race went down as the most expensive in US history.

SALLY LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME ENDS IN A TIE

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

In a minor league update, the 2017 South Atlantic League All-Star Game ended in a 3-3 tie at Columbia, South Carolina (home of the Fireflies) on Tuesday night.  The Rome Braves’ Randy Ventura drove in the tying run; it was a tie never to be broken as the game was called in the middle of the eighth due to rain.  The Sally League All-Star break continues; the Rome Braves will begin their second half of the season on Thursday night with a match in Asheville, North Carolina versus the Tourists.