The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home has announced plans for its annual Low Country Boil and Barbecue. The event is set for Thursday, August 21st at the Rome Civic Center. Doors will open at 6 pm. The event will feature an open bar and an all-you-can-eat buffet of low country boil and barbecue provided by Two Can Do catering at 7:15 pm.
The Rome Braves beat the West Virginia Power 5-1 last night in game three of a four game series at State Mutual Stadium.
Summertime is a good time to get out on the water. And one great way to learn about the history of Rome and Floyd County is on its rivers, according to Luke Chaffin, Special Projects Coordinator for the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau. Chaffin indicates that while summer tours aboard the Sulzbacher Roman Holiday riverboat are sold out, the public should stay tuned for details about a Fall Foliage Tour that is likely to be held in early October. He adds that the Roman Holiday is available for rental to those seeking to host a party on the riverboat.
COOPERSTOWN, NY TRANSFORMED INTO BRAVES COUNTRY AS COX, GLAVINE AND MADDUX ARE ENSHRINED IN HALL OF FAME
Cooperstown, New York was transformed into Braves Country yesterday as former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox and former Braves pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Fellow inductees Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa have ties to the Braves, as each has played for, and Torre has managed, the Braves. Frank Thomas, who was inducted into the Hall for his success with the Chicago White Sox, is a native of Columbus, Georgia.
The Atlanta Braves closed out an 11-game homestand with 2-0 shut out victory over the San Diego Padres yesterday afternoon at Turner Field.
The price at the gas pump is the lowest since March amid rising gasoline supplies and falling oil prices, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the national and Florida average prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline are on a 30-day streak of declines. Prices in Georgia and Tennessee have fallen 34 and 32 consecutive days, respectively.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Commissioners are expected to set the tax millage rate for 2014 at tonight’s meeting. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Atlanta Braves capped off a very special day in Braves Country with an 8-3 win over the San Diego Padres at Turner Field last night.