Today is the first day of school for students in the Rome City School system! Classes begin for the Floyd County Schools as well as Unity Christian School on Tuesday.
The annual Tumor Trooper Run and Walk will take place on Saturday morning at the Russell Regional Airport in Rome. Registration begins at 7 am, with the one mile walk slated for 8 am and the 5k run at 8:30 am.
The Democratic National Convention is on the books! The convention wrapped up in Philadelphia on Thursday night with a speech by Hillary Clinton in which she officially accepted the party’s nomination for President of the United States, becoming the first woman in history to lead a major political party. She was introduced by daughter Chelsea with (her husband) former President Bill Clinton nearby.
The Floyd County Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who has been missing since July 25th from DeSoto Falls Park in Alabama.
The Atlanta Braves opened a seven-game homestand with a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 on Thursday night at Turner Field.
The Rome Braves fell to the Greenville Drive 5-4 in the opener of a four game series at Greenville, South Carolina on Thursday night. The teams will meet again tonight at 7:05 pm.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate stood at 6.3 percent in June, up from 5.3 percent in May but down from seven percent in June 2015.
Atlanta-based Safari Hospitality will assume the management of The Forum in downtown Rome on Monday, August 1st. The measure was approved by the Floyd County Commission earlier this week.