US Senator David Perdue of Georgia does not support the nuclear agreement with Iran currently being touted by the Obama Administration. Perdue, who has visited the country twice since taking office at the beginning of the year, is concerned that the deal would give a historically terrorist state the means by which to develop nuclear capability.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Wednesday night in the finale of a three game series at Turner Field, allowing the Giants to take the series 2-1.
Makervillage of Rome has been tapped to receive a $50,000 cash prize from the US Small Business Administration as a winner of the annual SBA Growth Accelerator competition. According to a release from the organization, Makervillage is one of 88 national winners of the prize that were selected from a pool of 400 applications by a panel of experts in entrepreneurship and investment.
In other news from the Floyd County Schools, the county Board of Education has voted to hire Cartersville attorney David Archer to investigate ethics complaints that have been filed against the Superintendent and other school officials. According to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune, the measure was passed by a vote of 3-1.
The Rome Braves were edged by the Savannah Sand Gnats 4-3 in 10 innings on Wednesday night, allowing the Gnats to sweep the three game series at State Mutual Stadium. Thus ends a seven game homestand that left the Braves with two wins and five losses. The Braves travel to Augusta to face the Giants in a four game series tonight through Sunday. Tonight’s series opener is slated to get underway at 7:05 pm.
Today is the first day of classes for students in the Floyd County School system.
As a new school year begins, hours have changed for open swim at the Northside Swim Center in Rome. According to a release from the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority, the pool will be closed on weekdays but open every Saturday in August from 11 am until 5 pm. The pool will also be on open on the first Saturday in September and on Labor Day, September 7th. Labor Day will be the final day of the 2015 swimming season.