Stormy weather moved into the Greater Rome area on Tuesday night, bringing with it downed limbs and some power outages. A severe thunderstorm warning had been issued by the National Weather Service, which reported .31 inch of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field as of about 2 am.
History in space exploration is being made this week as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft conducted a flyby of Pluto. It was launched on January 19, 2006 from Cape Canaveral, Florida and has traveled more than three billion miles to capture the clearest images of the dwarf planet ever taken, a feat that was accomplished on Tuesday morning. Confirmation of the mission’s success was received hours later.
The Rome Braves’ match against the Charleston Riverdogs that was scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a double header on Thursday evening at 5 pm. The Braves and the Riverdogs are slated to go head to head this afternoon at 1 pm.
The past year has been a time of change for the Hospitality House for Women, Incorporated. The shelter for domestic abuse is now governed by Melinda Kogerma, who took over the position of Executive Director upon the departure of Amy Weaver last year. Kogerma says that her team seeks a greater presence in the community to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence.
Katie Dempsey, who represents Georgia’s 13th District in the State House of Representatives, has faith that Rome and Floyd County officials will find a way to repay $4.5 million in sales taxes to the state Department of Revenue.
The American League beat the National League 6-3 in Major League Baseball’s 86th annual All Star Game on Tuesday night at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels got the AL on the board with a lead-off home-run, becoming the first player to accomplish that feat in 38 years. Trout was named MVP for the second year in a row, another first in MLB history.
Floyd County officials, like Rome City officials, face the tough question of how to repay $4.5 million back to the Georgia Department of Revenue. An accounting error on the part of a local firm has necessitated the refund, which was brought to the attention of city and county leaders earlier this month. Floyd County Commissioner Scotty Hancock anticipates the matter to be a hot topic at the commission’s regular meeting today.
The City of Rome has joined Next Century Cities, a bipartisan city-to-city initiative designed to ensure availability of next-generation broadband Internet for all communities, Mayor Jamie Doss announced on Monday.