The Rome Braves fell to the Savannah Sand Gnats 7-4 in the opener of a three game series between the teams at State Mutual Stadium on Monday night. Game two of that series is set for tonight at 7 pm.
This Wednesday, August 5th is the first day of school for students in the Floyd County School system.
The Atlanta Braves snapped a six game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, denying the Phillies their first sweep of the Braves at home in almost 66 years.
Rome City Commissioner Kim Canada has announced that he will not seek a fourth term in November.
Gas prices are falling at the fastest rate since January, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which indicates that the decline is due to cheaper crude oil costs and the resolution of some refinery issues in the western United States. The national average price of gas has dropped for 18 days in a row for a total of 12 cents per gallon. Sunday’s average of $2.65 per gallon is the lowest average for this time of year since 2009.
The Harbin Clinic’s Tony E. Warren Cancer Center will host an open house for the Faces of Hope cancer survivor photo gallery this Wednesday, August 5th from 4 pm until 5:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.
The Rome Braves notched a 2-0 shut out victory over the Augusta Greenjackets in the finale of a four game series between the teams on Sunday at State Mutual Stadium. The Braves will welcome the Savannah Sand Gnats to Rome for three games tonight thru Wednesday. Tonight’s series opener is slated to get underway at 7 pm.
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.