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.
Both the Rome City and Floyd County Commissions have meetings to start this work week.
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.
John Smoltz has officially been enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The former Atlanta Braves pitcher was inducted into the Hall during a special ceremony in Cooperstown, New York on Sunday. Other inductees included Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio.