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Rome Beer Festival to Pour Funds into the Arts

ROME, GA -- The third annual Rome Beer Festival will be held Sept. 18 at Heritage Park in Rome, Georgia as a fundraiser for the Rome Area Council for the Arts. The event will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will feature over 50 beers for sampling.

"This is a great opportunity to sample beers not commonly seen in Rome's restaurants and retailers," said event organizer Scott Moody. "The tasting will allow one to experience many different products in one setting and in one afternoon."

As an annual fundraiser for the Rome Area Council for the Arts, ticket sales to the festival are instrumental in pouring money into arts initiatives.

3 Arrested After Teen Girl Kidnapped

ROME, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities have charged three people in connection with the kidnapping of a 17-year-old girl who showed up at Polk Medical Center last week.

Authorities are not identifying the suspects because the case
involves juveniles.

According to Polk County Police Department reports, the girl's
mother and grandmother reported the incident Thursday.

Authorities released few details of the girl's ordeal, beyond saying she suffered superficial injuries in an assault after being taken from her home against her will.

Charges include conspiracy to commit a crime, robbery, aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act, simple battery, reckless conduct and party to a crime.

Friday Night's Prep Football Scores

Friday's Scores

By The Associated Press


Abbeville, S.C. 24, Lincoln County 21

Allatoona 24, Kennesaw Mountain 22

Alpharetta 42, North Cobb 19

Americus Sumter 28, Liberty County 7

Apalachee 35, Habersham Central 7

Appling County 18, Dodge County 17

Aquinas 35, Landmark Christian 17

Armuchee 28, Trion 16

Athens Academy 34, Southwest Atlanta Christian 14

Bainbridge 14, Early County 7

Baldwin 14, Burke County 8

Banks County 40, Social Circle 14

Bethesda Day 41, Bible Baptist 8

Bleckley County 27, Lamar County 19

Blessed Trinity 44, Benedictine Military 0

Bremen 27, Howard 0

Brookstone 42, Macon County 9

Buford 40, Gainesville 19

Butler 42, Westside-Augusta 0

Calhoun 27, Dalton 14

Republican Candidate for Governor Backtracks on "Open Mind" on Casinos

Atlanta, GA (AP)-- Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nathan Deal is backpedaling on casinos after at least one prominent Christian
conservative activist called to voice concerns.
Deal created a stir when he said earlier this month that he was
willing to keep an "open mind" about the possibility of casinos
in Georgia. This week, Deal spokesman Brian Robinson said the
former congressman from Gainesville "personally opposes casino
gambling" and doesn't believe they're the best way to spur the
state's economy. Robinson wouldn't say whether Deal would sign a
veto a casino bill if one landed on his desk.
The campaign of Deal's opponent, Democrat Roy Barnes, said
Deal's waffling shows he "is too unsteady for the job" of
Roy Barnes for Governor: www.roy2010.com
Nathan Deal for Governor: www.nathandeal.org

Back to Back Wins for the Rome Braves

Rome Braves defeated the West Virginia Power 2-1 for the second straight game on Monday night in front of 1,853 fans. The Power was held score less until the ninth inning by Braves pitchers Steven Kent and Willie Kempf.

Rome took the 1-0 lead in the second inning when Christian Bethancourt led off with a double, stole second thing scored on an RBI single from Edward Salcedo. Neither team would score again until the eighth when the Braves added an insurance run for the 2-0 lead. Bobby Rauh doubled then advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Chris Curley. Todd Cunningham grounded to second but an error by Elevys Gonzalez would allow Rauh to cross the plate.