Tonight’s the night of the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game! The All-Star Game is set for 8 pm at Target Field in Minneapolis, home of the Minnesota Twins. Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals is scheduled to serve as the starting pitcher for the National League, while the Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez will get the start for the American League. The game will be televised on FOX, with their coverage to begin at 7:30 pm.
Unity Christian School introduced its new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Mark Ackerman during a “Meet the Coach” gathering at the school’s Upper Campus Chapel last night. Ackerman comes to UCS from Southwest Florida Christian Academy in Fort Myers, Florida, where he has served as AD and football coach for the past four years.
Forecasters are calling for a cool down around Rome and Northwest Georgia this week, but it never hurts to keep warm-weather safety tips handy during the summer months. This is the message of Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Interim Director Tim Herrington, who says that while this area has experienced a relatively mild summer, he does not expect conditions to remain the same.
This is the final week of voting for the July 22nd runoff election. Floyd County voters can cast their ballots this Monday thru Friday from 8 am until 5 pm at the Floyd County Elections Office located inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. For more information, call the elections office at (706) 291-5167.
The Rome Braves were off last night and continue their current seven game homestand with a three game set against the Greenville Drive tonight thru Thursday night at State Mutual Stadium. First pitch of tonight’s series opener is set for 7 pm. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. Ben Poplin will provide play-by-play coverage and will go on air with the pre-game show at 6:45 pm.
There’s good news on the price at the pump! AAA, The Auto Club Group is reporting that the price of oil dropped for the third consecutive week, pushing retail gas prices to their lowest level in months. On Sunday, the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline fell for the 16th consecutive day. Since last week, the average price fell four cents to $3.62, the cheapest price since April.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. A presentation of the proposed 2014 millage rates is expected to be made at tonight’s meeting. Take a look at Commissioners’ agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The World Cup drew to a close last night as Germany nabbed the title with a 1-0 win over Argentina. Mario Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time for the Germans. It marks Germany’s first World Cup title in 24 years.