The Atlanta Braves’ current losing streak extended to eight games as they fell to the Seattle Mariners 7-3 yesterday in the finale of a brief two-game interleague series at Safeco Park in Seattle, Washington, thus ending an eight game road trip out west that left the Braves 0-8. It marks the first time that the Braves have gone winless on a road trip of at least eight games since 1949, when they were the Boston Braves.
Today is the first day of school for students in the Rome City and Floyd County School systems.
The statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday weekend is officially underway! It continues through tomorrow, Saturday, August 2nd. The sales tax-free holiday was reinstated under the Georgia Jobs and Family Tax Reform Plan in 2012 and extended for an additional two years through this year’s tax reform package, according to a release from the office of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 last night in LA, allowing the Dodgers to complete a three-game sweep of the Braves.
The Rome Braves beat the Lexington Legends 4-2 last night in the series finale between the teams at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Kentucky, allowing the Braves to sweep the three-game set.
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp has certified the recount results from the July 22nd general primary runoff election for the Republican party’s nomination for State School Superintendent.
Construction is currently underway for a new Welcome Center at Berry College.
The Atlanta Braves have acquired infielder Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed pitcher James Russell in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. The Braves also received cash back from the Cubs in exchange for minor league catcher Victor Caratini. That means Caratini, a South Atlantic League All-Star, will no longer be a member of the Rome Braves.