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CITY OF ROME TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

Written by Matt Davis on July 21, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission has announced its intention to hold a public hearing on the proposed 2015 millage tax rate during a called meeting on Thursday, July 23rd at 11 am in the Sam King Room of City Hall.

PERDUE ISSUES STATEMENT ON CHATTANOOGA SHOOTINGS, GEORGIA SAILOR RANDALL SMITH

Written by Matt Davis on July 21, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

US Senator David Perdue has issued a statement regarding the July 16th shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the death of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith of Rossville, Georgia.  In that statement, Perdue says, “Our state and nation lost another patriot, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith of Rossville, Georgia.  He was a proud father of three girls and a brave man who loved his family and his country.  I join my fellow Georgians in mourning both Randall Smith and Skip Wells, and all those lost in the tragic, senseless shootings in Chattanooga.”

ROME BRAVES BLANKED BY LAKEWOOD IN EXTRAS

Written by Matt Davis on July 21, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves were blanked by the Lakewood BlueClaws 4-0 in 11 innings to close out a seven game homestand on Monday night at State Mutual Stadium.  The Braves are off tonight and will open a seven game road trip with a match in Lexington, Kentucky against the Legends on Wednesday afternoon.

ROME FIRE DEPARTMENT EMPHASIZES BOATING SAFETY THIS SUMMER

Written by Matt Davis on July 20, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

This is a time of year when revelers spend time on our area’s waterways.  While boating can be a leisurely activity, there are some measures that should be taken to ensure boaters’ safety, according to Rome Fire Chief Troy Brock.  For instance, you should never drink and boat.  Also, always wear a life vest.

ROME TEA PARTY TO VENT CONCERNS AT LUNCH BUNCH MEETING TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on July 21, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome TEA Party will host their monthly Lunch Bunch meeting today at Fuddruckers, 595 Riverside Parkway in Rome, from noon until 1 pm.  The program will feature a panel discussion among RTP Board members about the major issues facing our nation and what the RTP can and will do about them.  Audience participation is encouraged, according to Tea Partier Mike Morton, who says that the top issues that concern his group include our nation’s economic climate, as well as religious freedom.

MARKAKIS HITS FIRST HOMER OF 2015 IN ATLANTA BRAVES’ WIN OVER LA DODGERS

Written by Matt Davis on July 21, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5 in the opener of a three game series at Turner Field on Monday night.

AAA:  FALLING OIL PRICES LEAD TO DIP IN THE PRICE AT THE GAS PUMP

Written by Matt Davis on July 20, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Gas prices declined last week after the price of oil fell to its lowest level in three months, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that West Texas Intermediate settled below $51 a barrel for the first time since April and gas prices are reponding accordingly.

‘ONE SMALL STEP FOR A MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND’

Written by Matt Davis on July 20, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Today is the 46th anniversary of a milestone in American (and even world) history – on this day 46 years ago, man first walked on the Moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission.  Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface at 10:56 pm EDT on July 20, 1969 and was followed shortly by Buzz Aldrin, while Michael Collins stayed in lunar orbit.

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