• By Paul Diprima Correspondent
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This weekend the weather man is calling for showers and rain almost every day. The temperatures are way above normal and most all of the creeks and rivers are also above normal, with many being either unfishable or downright dangerous.

Pepperell’s Tae Hammond (second from right) signs to play football for the University of the Cumberlands. Joining Hammond are his grandmother Amanda Evans (from left), his father Carl Hammond and his mother Gurley Robinson. (Contributed photo)

Connor Chandler (seated, center) signs to play football for Jacksonville State University. Joining him are his stepmother Jami Chandler (seated, from left), his father Chad Chandler, his mother Jennifer Farmer, his grandfather Tim Haley, his grandparents Dicky and Laura Chandler (standing fr…

The Thundercats won the Rome-Floyd Park and Recreation 8-and-under girls season championship Thursday evening. Shown are players Kylie Robinson (front row, from left), Baylen Robinson, Georgia Kate Barksdale, Annelise Mitchell, Savannah Minshew (second row, from left), Avagail Barksdale, Iri…

Pepperell’s Jamal Ware (seated, second from right) signs to play football for Wingate University. He is joined by his sister Jacrisa Ware (seated, from left), his father Jacky Ware, his mother Pamela Ware, his sister April Ware (standing, left) and his brother Roderick Ware. (Contributed photo)

  • By Paul Diprima Correspondent
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I have been fishing for trout for at least 55 years and even though I have had many trips that were extremely memorable for the number of fish or the size we caught, I can say that there have been fishless days and some trips plagued with problems.

The indoor track being used at the first major indoor track meet in Georgia in more than two decades was built in Estonia, is based in Texas and on tour in Atlanta.  The meet featuring high school, collegiate, independent and professional runners concludes at the LakePoint facility in Bartow…

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Getting their first minutes in the Region 7-AA tournament, the Model Lady Blue Devils had to push to score points but balanced that with the team’s defensive focus to defeat Pepperell 50-17 on Friday.

The RFPRD 8U St. Mary’s Knights finished the regular season with a perfect record. The team includes coach Gina Lance (from left), players Javia Woodard, Anna Claire Lance, Deriona Ragland, Abby Kate Jackson, Samantha Betz, Marley Hall, Caroline Piller, Annelise Jessie, Madelyn Rec and coach…

Rome’s Braden Hyde (seated, center) signs to play baseball for Toccoa Falls College during a ceremony this week at Rome High School. Joining Hyde are his mother, Kelly Hyde (seated, from left), his father, Dan Hyde, Rome baseball coach Jim Tejcek (standing, from left) and Georgia Scorpions c…

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