The Rome Braves fell to the Asheville Tourists 13-1 in the finale of a four game set at State Mutual Stadium on Sunday. The Tourists exploded for 11 runs in the first inning en route to the victory. The Braves are off tonight and will be back in action on Tuesday night with the opener of a four game series in Lexington, Kentucky against the Legends.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative will host their annual River Revelry: A Biodiversity Bash this Saturday night at Heritage Park in downtown Rome. The event will be held from 6 pm until 11 pm and will feature live music from Jerry on the Moon, silent and live auctions, boat rides on the Roman Holiday and the CRBI’s Arnemetia patrol boat, a Barbecue Battle among various backyard and pro cook teams and the coronation of the King and Queen of River Revelry, along with a paddle to the party site at Heritage Park that will depart Ridge Ferry Park at 5:30 pm.
The Rome Exchange Club will host a community-wide Yard Sale this Saturday, August 22nd from 7 am until noon at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. According to a club press release, proceeds from the event will go towards the purchase of children’s safety car seats. The Yard Sale will take place under a covered pavilion, and there will be plenty of free parking. You can still reserve a space in which to sell your items at the sale by calling Scottie Edwards at (706) 346-5998. You can also call that number if you have items you would like to donate, and someone will pick up those items.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Chicago Cubs 7-1 in the opener of a four game series at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Thursday night.
The sales tax overpayment facing Rome and Floyd County governments, and both school systems, continues to be a hot topic of discussion among city and county leaders, as well as local legislators. The overpayment resulted from an accounting error on the part of a local entity from 2005-2012.
Former Georgia Northwestern Technical College president Dr. Craig McDaniel has announced his intentions to run for the Ward 3 post on the Rome City Commission being vacated by Kim Canada.
Friday night lights are set to shine as the curtain rises on the 2015 season for many area high school football teams tonight.
The Rome Braves opened a four game series at State Mutual Stadium with a loss to the Asheville Tourists, 3-1 in 10 innings on Thursday night. Game two of that series is set for tonight at 7 pm.