Derry Richardson, the former Floyd County Schools employee facing accusations under Georgia’s RICO Act, has assets totaling nearly $1 million, according to court records, as stated by this morning’s Rome News-Tribune. Richardson left his position with the county school system in the midst of an investigation into questionable purchasing practices in recent years within the system. No charges have been filed in the case.
GRCVB URGES LOCAL RESIDENTS TO BE A TOURIST IN THEIR OWN HOMETOWN DURING NATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM WEEK
This week is National Travel and Tourism Week. The Rome City Commission made a proclamation of the local observation at their regular meeting last week. The Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau is placing special emphasis at this time on being a tourist in your own hometown and has planned many special events to that end. Kristi Kent, Director of Communications, urges Romans to “Romp Around Rome” with a variety of activities, including Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tree Tours.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards 106-90 in game two of the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday night at the Philips Arena to even the series at a game apiece. It was the Wizards’ first playoff loss this year.
Are you planning on hitting the road this summer? About 60 percent of Americans are more likely to take a road trip during the summer travel season, according to predictions from AAA, The Auto Club Group. Spokesman Garrett Townsend attests that the expected increase in summer travel for 2015 is attributable to lower gas prices.
The Atlanta Braves crushed the Philadelphia Phillies 9-0 in the middle outing of a three game series at Turner Field on Tuesday night.
The Rome Braves were off last night and return to State Mutual Stadium tonight to open a seven game home stand. They’ll face the Hagerstown Suns at 7 pm.