Local legislators are in support of Rome and Floyd County leaders’ efforts to determine how to repay $3.9 million in sales tax to the state. A hearing was held on Tuesday by the House Ways and Means Committee for the purpose of discussing this repayment.
This has been one busy summer for the Coosa River Basin Initiative! The season will culminate for the organization this Saturday evening with River Revelry: A Biodiversity Bash at Heritage Park in Rome. Many more activities have been planned for the coming months, including paddle trips and the annual Fish Fry in November, according to Executive Director David Tucker, who says that efforts will also be made to increase the CRBI’s membership.
The Atlanta Braves were blanked by the San Diego Padres 9-0 in the middle outing of a three game series in San Diego, California on Tuesday night. The Braves have now lost nine straight games at Petco Park.
The 2015 season is about to begin for area high school football teams! The Model Blue Devils will open the regular season this Friday night in Dahlonega versus Lumpkin County in the Northwest Georgia High School Football Game of the Week on 95.7 FM The Ridge. On that same night, WLAQ AM 1410 will have all the action as the Darlington Tigers travel to Orlando to face Melbourne Central Catholic at Disney’s Wide World of Sports.
US Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia is firm in his stance that military action must be taken against ISIS and similar terrorist organizations. Isakson indicates that only air attacks are currently being conducted, but soon he hopes to see ‘boots on the ground’. He adds that if the US doesn’t defeat ISIS overseas, they will eventually inflict their attacks on American soil.
Rain fell once again over Rome and Floyd County on Tuesday, bringing the total amount of rainfall at the Russell Airport to just over one and a quarter inches since Monday morning (1.31 inches, to be exact), according to the National Weather Service. An 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is in today’s forecast with lows in the mid 80s. Rain remains in the forecast throughout the week, diminishing as the weekend approaches.
The Rome Braves game against the Charleston Riverdogs scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed due to rain in Charleston, South Carolina. It will be made up as part of a double header today. First pitch of game one is set for 5:05 pm.
Clouds finally gave way to a substantial amount of rainfall over Northwest Georgia on Monday evening, some areas even experienced isolated thunderstorms that led to downed limbs and a few power outages. The National Weather Service has reported that a little more than an inch of rain fell at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Armuchee from early Monday morning thru early this morning, with the large majority of that having fallen during the overnight hours.