Rome City Commissioner Buzz Wachsteter has announced his bid to run for re-election to his Ward 1 post in November. He stated in a release sent to local media on Wednesday that he plans to file the necessary papers with the City Clerk on Monday, August 31st.
The Rome Braves were swept in a double header with the Charleston Riverdogs on Wednesday in Charleston, South Carolina. The Riverdogs won the opener by a score of 1-0 and the night cap 5-1. The Braves will return to State Mutual Stadium to host the Asheville Tourists in a four game series tonight thru Sunday. Tonight’s series opener is slated to get underway at 7 pm.
US Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia is firm in his stance that military action must be taken against ISIS and similar terrorist organizations. Isakson indicates that only air attacks are currently being conducted, but soon he hopes to see ‘boots on the ground’. He adds that if the US doesn’t defeat ISIS overseas, they will eventually inflict their attacks on American soil.
Harbin Clinic Executive Director Kenna Stock presented a check for $2,000 to The Free Clinic of Rome on Wednesday morning in honor of the clinic’s having won the HarbinDimeTime contest on Facebook, as revealed in a Harbin media release.
The Atlanta Braves were edged by the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Wednesday in the finale of a three game series in San Diego, leading to a sweep of the Braves for the Padres. The Braves have now lost 10 straight games at Petco Park.
Local legislators are in support of Rome and Floyd County leaders’ efforts to determine how to repay $3.9 million in sales tax to the state. A hearing was held on Tuesday by the House Ways and Means Committee for the purpose of discussing this repayment.
This has been one busy summer for the Coosa River Basin Initiative! The season will culminate for the organization this Saturday evening with River Revelry: A Biodiversity Bash at Heritage Park in Rome. Many more activities have been planned for the coming months, including paddle trips and the annual Fish Fry in November, according to Executive Director David Tucker, who says that efforts will also be made to increase the CRBI’s membership.