Rome City Commissioner Kim Canada has announced that he will not seek a fourth term in November.
Today is the first day of school for students in the Rome City School system. Superintendent Dr. Mike Buck has a word of advice for parents and students as the new school year begins– use caution in school zones and around bus stops. Also – be patient!
The Atlanta Braves have acquired Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Hector Olivera in a three-team trade with the Dodgers and the Miami Marlins that was completed on Thursday. The Braves lost pitcher Alex Wood to LA in the trade, along with Jose Peraza, Jim Johnson, Luis Avilan and Bronson Arroyo. LA also received pitcher Matt Latos and first baseman Michael Morse from Miami as part of the deal. In addition to Olivera, the Braves received pitcher Paco Rodriguez from the Dodgers, minor leaguer Zachary Bird and a draft pick from the Marlins.
Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson of Georgia, along with 22 other Republican members of the US Senate, introduced legislation this week to defund Planned Parenthood. The legislation, S 1881, follows the revelation of video footage detailing the organization’s role in the harvesting of the organs of aborted babies.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 in the opener of a four game series at Philadelphia on Thursday night, extending the Braves’ current losing streak to four games.
The Rome Braves fell to the Augusta Greenjackets 5-3 in the opener of a seven game homestand on Thursday night. The Braves will face the ‘Jackets again tonight at 7 pm at State Mutual Stadium.