Local residents are invited to take a tour of Rome Underground this Friday as a benefit for the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia. The tours are being offered by Mark Cochran of Cevian Design Lab as part of his fundraising efforts towards the SAC’s Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge.
The Rome Braves were blanked by the Asheville Tourists 2-0 last night at McCormick Field in Asheville, North Carolina. The Braves will conclude their series in Asheville (and a seven game road trip) tonight at 7:05 pm.
The Floyd County Republican Party is gearing up for their 11th annual Tillman Hangar Rally. The event is set for Saturday, August 15th at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Rome. A barbecue lunch will be served at 10:30 am at a cost of $10 per person and $25 for a family of four. The program will begin at 11 am.
Driving distractions. It’s something that we are frequently urged to avoid. There are obvious things of which to steer clear, like texting and driving, driving while intoxicated and speeding. Such activities can have disastrous consequences, according to Robert Owens, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, who contends that Georgia is among the most dangerous states in the nation where traffic deaths are concerned.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 in 11 innings in the opener of a three game interleague series in Baltimore on Monday night, ruining Nick Markakis’ return to Camden Yards.
The national average price for gasoline dropped by four cents last week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that prices in the southeast fell even further. The price at the pump in Georgia is down five cents compared to last week, after falling for 18 consecutive days.
US Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia took a moment on Sunday to pay tribute to US Marine Corps Lance Corporal Squire K. “Skip” Wells, the 21-year-old Cobb County native who was killed during the July 16th shooting rampage at military sites in Chattanooga.