The summer heat has once again begun to intensify in Rome and Floyd County. Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Tim Herrington urges local residents to stay hydrated on these hot summer days. Also, if you must work outdoors, try to do so during the early morning hours before the temperature begins to rise.
The Rome Braves fell to the Augusta Greenjackets 4-2 on Sunday to close out a five game series in Augusta, allowing the Jackets to take the series 3-2. Thus ends a nine game road trip that left the Braves with five wins and four losses. The Braves are off today and will open a seven game homestand with a match against the Charleston Riverdogs at State Mutual Stadium on Tuesday night.
Georgia’s Professional Standards Commission has opted not to investigate a complaint filed by a former Floyd County school system employee against the Superintendent and other school system officials.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Colorado Rockies 5-3 in the rain-soaked opener of a four game series in Colorado on Thursday night.
The Atlanta Braves ended the first half of the 2015 season on a down note with a loss to the Colorado Rockies, 11-3, in the finale of a four game series at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on Sunday, allowing the Rockies to sweep the series. It marks the first time in team history that Colorado has taken four straight from Atlanta.
Floyd County and Rome City officials currently face the challenge of remitting sales tax revenue back to the Georgia Department of Revenue. The county and city were informed by the DOR last week of a sales tax refund request settlement that will necessitate the repayment of some $4.5 million to the department.
Area filmmaker Bill Lundy is enthused about sharing his latest work with the residents of Rome and Floyd County. A screening of “A Larger Life” is scheduled for Saturday night at 7:30 pm at DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome. The independent film was written and directed by Lundy, a senior partner at Cedartown’s Parker and Lundy law firm. It was inspired by actual events that resulted in Georgia’s largest nursing home malpractice verdict in 2011.
The Rome Braves beat the Augusta Greenjackets 8-6 on Thursday night at Augusta’s Lake Olmstead Stadium. The Braves and the Greenjackets will play game three of their five game series tonight at 7:05 pm.