The body of Barry Sutton, the former Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy who was killed in Afghanistan last Saturday, is slated to return to Rome tonight.
Just when you thought the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was a passing fad of 2014, the challenge is back and will be conducted this Sunday, August 30th at the First Baptist Church of Lindale. The second annual Freddie Giles Ice Bucket Challenge will take place at 1 pm at the church at 9 Park Avenue in Lindale. It is being held in honor of church member Freddie Giles, who has lived with ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, for six and a half years.
Friday night lights are set to shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for week two of the 2015 season.
The Rome Braves posted a 3-1 victory over the Lexington Legends on Thursday night in Lexington, Kentucky. The finale of the four game series between the teams is scheduled for tonight at 7:05 pm.
The office of the Rome City Manager has announced that Mike Hackett has been tapped to serve as the city’s new Water and Sewer Division Director. He succeeds longtime director Leigh Ross.
The 2015 property tax bills were mailed on Thursday for all Floyd County, City of Rome and Cave Spring taxpayers, according to Floyd County Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne.
The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will return to action with a three game interleague against the New York Yankees over the weekend at Turner Field. Williams Perez is slated to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta in tonight’s series opener, while Masahiro Tanaka will head to the mound for New York. First pitch is set for 7:35 pm. The game will not be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 as we will be airing the Darlington vs. Bremen high school football game at that time. WLAQ will, however, air the remainder of the series from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in July, up from 7.1 percent in June but down almost two full percentage points from 9.5 percent in July 2014.