The Rome Braves fell to the Delmarva Shorebirds 9-4 last night in the middle outing of a three-game series at State Mutual Stadium.
A curated exhibit of serigraph prints is slated to open tonight at Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden. The Paradise Garden Foundation will host the exhibit of selected pieces from the Thomas E. Scanlin Collection thru October 19th. The serigraph prints will showcase reproductions made by a process that used Howard Finster’s original designs.
Former Rome High School principal Mike Buck will seek a recount in the race for the Republican party’s nomination for State School Superintendent. Buck was narrowly defeated by Richard Woods in this past Tuesday’s runoff election. Woods received 199,260 votes, or 50.09 percent of the vote, compared to 198,535 votes for Buck, or 49.91 percent. The recount is expected early next week.
The Rome Braves notched an 8-0 shut out win over the Delmarva Shorebirds to open a seven game homestand last night at State Mutual Stadium.
The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that metro Rome’s unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent in June, up from 7.9 percent in May but down from 9.4 percent in June 2013.
The downturn in the economy in recent years has had an impact on numerous organizations, including the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority. Board member David Mathis contends that something must be done to fund parks and rec programs, as they make major contributions to the quality of life for local residents. He adds that the authority’s budget has been cut by almost $900,000 since 2007.
The Atlanta Braves ended a brief two-game losing skid with a 6-1 victory over the Miami Marlins in game three of a four game series last night at Turner Field.
The July 22nd runoff election is on the books.