The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 4 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building located on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Both are open to the public. Take a look at Commissioners’ agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Rory McIlroy has won the British Open. The Irishman won the trophy yesterday at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England. It marks his third major title. He is the third player behind Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, to win three of golf’s four major titles.
The Rome Braves beat the West Virginia Power 10-4 in game three of a four game series yesterday at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, West Virginia. It marked the Braves’ second straight win over the Power.
The Rome Floyd Recycling Center will host an electronics recycling event tomorrow, Saturday, July 19th, from 9 am until 1 pm.
Tomorrow’s the day of the big runoff election in Georgia. Polls will open at 7 am and remain open until 7 pm. Republicans will cast their votes in the race for US Senate, for which the candidates are Jack Kingston and David Perdue. The winner of that contest will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in the November general election. Also on the GOP ballot is the race for State School Superintendent between Mike Buck and Richard Woods. Democrats will also choose their party’s nomination for State School Superintendent; their candidates include Alisha Thomas Morgan and Valarie D. Wilson.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 yesterday afternoon in the rain-soaked finale of a three-game weekend series at Turner Field, allowing the Braves to take two of three from the Phillies.
Construction is officially underway for the new Courtyard by Marriott on West Third Street in downtown Rome. A groundbreaking for the facility was actually held back in December. The $12.6 million facility is expected to open in late spring-early summer 2015.
This Sunday, July 20th marks the 45th anniversary of when man first walked on the moon. At 10:56 pm EDT, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the lunar surface and was followed shortly by Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. To commemorate the historic occasion, Armstrong delivered the famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.