The Atlanta Braves fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 in the opener of a four game series at Philadelphia on Thursday night, extending the Braves’ current losing streak to four games.
The Rome Braves fell to the Augusta Greenjackets 5-3 in the opener of a seven game homestand on Thursday night. The Braves will face the ‘Jackets again tonight at 7 pm at State Mutual Stadium.
Hey Mister, can you spare a dime? The Harbin Clinic aims to spare 20,000 dimes (that’s $2,000, to be exact) for a local charitable organization via their Dime Time Contest. The contest is being held to celebrate the clinic’s Facebook page surpassing 20,000 likes. Five charities are now in the running to receive the donation, including the Free Clinic of Rome, the Exchange Club Family Resource Center, the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia, Mercy Care Rome and Win Win Equine Services and Therapy. Interested parties can log onto the Harbin Clinic’s Facebook page to vote for their favorite.
The Atlanta Braves have acquired Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Hector Olivera in a three-team trade with the Dodgers and the Miami Marlins that was completed on Thursday. The Braves lost pitcher Alex Wood to LA in the trade, along with Jose Peraza, Jim Johnson, Luis Avilan and Bronson Arroyo. LA also received pitcher Matt Latos and first baseman Michael Morse from Miami as part of the deal. In addition to Olivera, the Braves received pitcher Paco Rodriguez from the Dodgers, minor leaguer Zachary Bird and a draft pick from the Marlins.
Are you looking for a job? Then make your plans to attend a back-to-school hiring event to be hosted by Kroger in Rome this Friday thru Sunday. The event will be held from 1 pm until 5 pm each of those days. According to Kroger’s Diane Perkins, part time positions will be available with opportunities for advancement. The purpose of the hiring event is to decrease hiring need, increase engagement and increase retention. For more information, visit www.kroger.com.
The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia will benefit from a Radio-thon to be held this Friday, July 31st from 6 am until 6 pm on 95.7 FM The Ridge. The Radio-thon is being held in support of the 5th annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge, set for Saturday, August 8th at the Rome City Auditorium.