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Paul Goldschmidt's Home Run Closes The Deal

Monday, July 7, 2014 - by Tim Evearitt

"Every good thing must come to an end." So the saying goes. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer off the left field foul ball in the third inning off lefty Alex Wood. The Braves cut the lead to a run until the Diamondbacks added an insurance run in the ninth inning. Atlanta lost, 3-1.

The Braves lead the Washington Nationals in the NL East Division by a half-game.



All-district Teams Named In 5-A And 6-A High School Basketball

Several local high school basketball players and coaches were named to the all-district teams from 5-A and 6-A announced today. In District 5-A, Arts & Sciences’ Lennex Walker and Boyd-Buchanan’s Maddie Wright were named co-players of the year, while the Patriots’ Zach Dragoo received coach of the year honors. Darius Graves of CSAS was the boys’ player of the year, and ... (click for more)

Both Dalton State Golf Teams Are In The Top 10 In The NAIA

Both Dalton State golf teams are now in the Golfstats National NAIA Top-10 Ranking released Thursday morning.   The Lady Roadrunners remained at number eight this week with two players in the top-50. Erika Wardzinski, Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Week, is ranked 16 th in the nation and 1 st among SSAC players. Caroline Griffin is ranked 47 th . ... (click for more)

Judge Orders Cortez Sims Tried As Adult After Emotional Testimony At Juvenile Court In Shooting Of 4

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County School Bus Driver Alexander Rodriquez Charged With Raping 15-Year-Old Student

A county school bus driver has been charged with raping a 15-year-old student.   Alexander Rodriguez, 34, of Dusty Trail, Ooltewah, was being held on $350,000 bond.   The sheriff's office said it got a report at 9:30 p.m. of a missing juvenile, who was last seen boarding a school bus at Sale Creek High School that afternoon.    ... (click for more)

The Middle Valley Walmart Makes No Sense

There has been quite a bit of hoopla over the proposed new Walmart grocery store in Middle Valley.  Since my family has lived in Middle Valley in a home they built by hand way back in 1954 and said house is now housing generations 3, 4 and 5 I feel that I can give my opinion based on nothing more than life experience.    When this house was built there was a gravel ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Father Kelly’s ‘Hallelujah’

Last April, in the special way that only some older men are lucky enough to possess, the childish imp came out in Father Ray Kelly. A parish priest in Oldcastle, Ireland, he was conducting wedding vows for a handsome couple when the 62-year-old decided to surprise them with a totally-unscripted rendition of Leonard Cohen’s beautiful song, “Hallelujah.” When he did, there soon ... (click for more)