Outgoing United States Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia delivered his farewell address on the US Senate floor yesterday, marking his retirement from US Congress after almost 20 years of service.
The Atlanta Braves have released four new renderings of the mixed-use development that will surround their new stadium when it opens in 2017. Design plans call for restaurants, bars, retail outlets and a hotel to be a part of the development surrounding the new Sun Trust Park in Cobb County. Atlanta-based architectural design firm Wakefield Beasley & Associates will serve as lead designer of the mixed use development.
If you have been thinking about making a donation to Toys for Tots this year, you better get that unwrapped toy into the receptacle nearest you soon. Financial contributions will also be accepted, according to local coordinator Hal Gosnell, who says that the toy receptacles that are currently placed all over Rome and Floyd County will be taken up on Monday. Toys will be distributed on Saturday, December 20th at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 95-79 in NBA action last night at the Philips Arena, leading the Hawks to their longest winning streak in 17 years. They were lifted to victory in part by Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap, who each contributed 17 points. That included five 3-pointers from Korver. DeMarre Carroll also added 14 points and had 11 rebounds.
The Floyd County Commission has a new Commissioner. Former Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock was sworn in during the Commission’s regular meeting yesterday. He takes the Post Five being vacated by John Mayes, who has stepped down after 16 years of service. Incumbents Larry Maxey and Rhonda Wallace were also sworn in yesterday. The oath of office was administered by Probate Judge Steven Burkhalter.
The Tellus Science Museum played host to master jeweler Sidney Mobell during a special event held on Saturday night to introduce the museum’s new exhibit, Jeweled Objects of Desire, which is on loan from the Smithsonian Museum thru November 1, 2015.
Model High School’s Gregory (Trey) Thompson has earned Microsoft Master Certification, allowing him to join an elite line up of high school students across the state. According to a Floyd County Schools media release, only nine students in the state of Georgia earned the Microsoft Office Specialist Master Certificate.