The Rome Braves remain in search of their first win of the second half of the 2014 season as they fell to the Augusta Greenjackets 7-5 last night in the opener of a four game series at Augusta’s Lake Olmstead Stadium.
AAA, The Auto Club Group, has reported that the violence in Iraq led to much pain at the pump for US motorists last week. Over the last seven days, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline rose five cents in Florida and in Tennessee and six cents in Georgia.
The United States’ match against Portugal in the World Cup ended in a 2-2 draw, much to the disappointment of American soccer fans last night. The US took a 2-1 lead with a goal from Clint Dempsey in the 81st minute. But Portugal tied it up with seconds remaining. The Americans’ hopes remain alive to advance to the next round of the World Cup, however, as they prepare to face Germany on Thursday.
The Rome Police Department is in the midst of an investigation into a shooting incident that occurred yesterday afternoon at 213 Reservation Street. According to a release from the RPD, the victim, a black male, was shot multiple times. He was transported to Floyd Medical Center in Rome for treatment. The suspect in the case is a black male who reportedly emerged from the woods and fired multiple shots at the victim. Those with any information pertaining to the case are asked to call the Rome Police Department at (706) 238-5111 or 911.
Summertime is officially here. And the Rome Fire Department wants the public to be smart when it comes to summer heat. Fire safety educator Robert Owens says the obvious way to beat the heat is to drink plenty of water. But there are other ways to avoid being bested by the sun, such as wearing the proper attire for outdoor activity. Take plenty of breaks to head indoors and cool off when you are working outside!
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 7.2 percent, up from a revised 6.9 percent in April. (The preliminary rate for April was 7.0 percent.) That rate was down from 8.4 percent in May 2013.