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If everything falls into place, Kingston Downs will conduct a steeplechase event on June 6 to help jump start the sport which has been out of action all spring.

When Rome City Schools was charged with finding a new Rome High School head boys’ basketball coach earlier this year, the search took them over the state line and to a man that has lived and breathed Northeast Alabama basketball his entire life.

This past weekend, Rome News-Tribune’s Doug Walker let the public know that things are not as usual for the Coosa Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited. To be more precise, the whole world has been affected by the COVID-19 virus and Trout Unlimited has taken some measures to both protect TU memb…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It will be a summer in the South for NASCAR: The stock car series announced Thursday it will stick to Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Florida and Alabama for June races — all of them without fans.

A letter, with a vintage photograph, arrived on my desk a few days ago from, perhaps, the most unforgettable character to come through Georgia in the football troubled fifties when little was right with the world until the decade was about to slide into a forgettable past.

Doug Sanders grew up on the poorest side of the tracks in Cedartown on Georgia’s west side. His was an austere life focused on survival. Golf enabled him to escape the clutches of poverty and connected him with the elite in professional golf and also with Hollywood’s glitz and glamour society.

With high school sports entering a period of uncertainty, and two longtime rivals got to battle it out one last time on the baseball field.

I overheard an exchange between two people as I was leaving Berry College’s Kay Williams Field on Friday. Their conversation coming to an end, one said to the other that they hoped they enjoyed their break ... or whatever this was.

Rain threw the initial punches but it was COVID-19 that knocked out the International Tennis Federation Georgia Open Wheelchair championships Thursday.

Model’s Gaven Freemen struck out four over five innings and scattered four hits, while Daulton Waddell threw an inning of scoreless relief as the Blue Devils shut out Chattooga 10-0 in Shannon on Wednesday.

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