Tyson Foods, Incorporated has entered into a definitive agreement with The Hillshire Brands Company under which Tyson Foods will acquire all outstanding shares of Hillshire Brands for $63 per share. According to a joint media release from the organizations, the all-cash transaction is valued at approximately $8.55 billion.
Members of the Floyd County Democratic Party are urging its affiliates to get out the vote for the July 22nd runoff election. Wendy Davis, Vice Chair for Campaigns and Finance, says that her party will go to the polls to determine their nominee for State School Superintendent. Candidates include Alisha Thomas Morgan and Valarie Wilson.
Argentina is headed to the World Cup final after nabbing a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands yesterday in the semifinal round. They’ll face Germany in a battle for the World Cup title on Sunday in Brazil.
The Rome Braves ended their most recent road trip in victorious fashion with a 4-0 shutout win over the Asheville Tourists last night in the finale of a three game series that was shortened to seven innings due to rain in Asheville, North Carolina. With the win, the Braves denied the Tourists a sweep of the series.
With the July 22nd runoff election now less than two weeks away, Republican candidates for US Senate are canvassing the state in hopes of nabbing their party’s nomination for the post. The winner of that race between Jack Kingston and David Perdue will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in the fall.
Berry College’s Student Enterprises will host a weekly farmers market every Thursday during the month of July. According to a Berry media release, Season’s Harvest will sell vegetables, including tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and a variety of others, all naturally grown without chemicals or pesticides. Martha’s Herbs will be present to sell potted herbs, and Viking Furniture will sell their hand-crafted Adirondack Chairs and wooden lawn furniture.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the New York Mets 4-1 at New York’s Citi Field last night, marking the Braves’ fourth straight loss and their third straight to the Mets.
Three former Calhoun High School students have been indicted on charges related to an alleged sexual assault that occurred at a post-prom party on May 11. Damon Avery Johnson, Fields Chapman and Andrew Haynes were indicted by a grand jury in Gilmer County yesterday on felony charges of aggravated sexual battery and sexual battery. Chapman and Haynes were also charged with a count of sodomy. Chapman has also been charged with 28 counts of sexual exploitation of children, reportedly related to cell phone photos of that night.