Some 14 people lost their lives on Georgia’s roads over the Labor Day holiday travel period, according to totals from law enforcement agencies statewide. In totals from the Georgia State Patrol only, there were 443 traffic crashes that resulted in 226 injuries and 10 fatalities. One fatality was reported in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia. It came from state troopers in Cartersville.
Local emergency management officials join with Emergency Management Agencies across the country during September to observe National Preparedness Month. A special event will be held on September 19th from 6 pm until 8 pm at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s H Building, according to Floyd County EMA Director Scotty Hancock.
It was a victorious Labor Day for the Atlanta Braves as they beat the New York Mets 13-5 in the opener of a three game series at Turner Field yesterday afternoon.
Area high school football teams will take the field for game two of the 2013 season on Friday night.
Imagine Studio for Hair and Art in downtown Rome is using its resources to help one of its own with their Buy “Moore” Art! A Fundraising Art Show! The event, which will culminate with a closing reception this Friday night, September 6th, is a silent auction of art work intended to help offshoot costs associated with owner Holly Moore’s cancer journey. Moore was first diagnosed with cervical cancer in May 2011.
State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge is expected to make his candidacy for Governor of Georgia official today. Dr. Barge is slated to officially announce his intentions to run against current Governor Nathan Deal in the 2014 primary today at 3:30 pm at Smyrna City Hall.
The 2013 season ended on a down note for the Rome Braves as they fell to the Charleston Riverdogs 1-0 in a rain delayed affair last night in Charleston, South Carolina. The game remained scoreless until the Riverdogs scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Tyler Brosius was tagged with the loss for Rome after giving up that winning run. Derek Varnadore got the win for Charleston.
It’s Labor Day. For many folks in the Greater Rome area, that means time for barbecue from the Knights of Columbus of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The Knights will hold their annual Labor Day Barbecue at the Rome Civic Center today from 10 am until 2 pm or until food is sold out.