Friday night lights are set to shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for week two of the 2015 season.
The Rome Braves posted a 3-1 victory over the Lexington Legends on Thursday night in Lexington, Kentucky. The finale of the four game series between the teams is scheduled for tonight at 7:05 pm.
The Beatless, Rome’s very own Beatles cover band, will reunite for one night only to perform at A Concert for Amy to be held this Saturday night in the courtyard at Schroeder’s New Deli, 406 Broad Street.
Improvements to the Rome City Auditorium begin today, which will have an impact on parking around the building to accommodate construction crews.
The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will return to action with a three game interleague against the New York Yankees over the weekend at Turner Field. Williams Perez is slated to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta in tonight’s series opener, while Masahiro Tanaka will head to the mound for New York. First pitch is set for 7:35 pm. The game will not be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 as we will be airing the Darlington vs. Bremen high school football game at that time. WLAQ will, however, air the remainder of the series from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in July, up from 7.1 percent in June but down almost two full percentage points from 9.5 percent in July 2014.
An account has been established at Citizens First Bank in Rome for those wishing to support the daughters of Barry Sutton, the former Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy who was killed in a car bombing in Afghanistan on Saturday. Major Tom Ewing, Patrol Division Commander for the Floyd County Police Department, says that the Sutton’s family and the police department have received several requests from concerned individuals that would like to support the family. If you would like to make a contribution, visit Citizens First or any Synovus branch and tell the teller you are submitting your donation to the benefit fund for Barry Sutton.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Colorado Rockies 6-3 in the finale of a three game series at Turner Field on Wednesday night, allowing the Rockies to take the series 2-1.