Rory McIlroy has won the British Open. The Irishman won the trophy yesterday at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England. It marks his third major title. He is the third player behind Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, to win three of golf’s four major titles.
The Rome Braves beat the West Virginia Power 10-4 in game three of a four game series yesterday at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, West Virginia. It marked the Braves’ second straight win over the Power.
The Rome Floyd Recycling Center will host an electronics recycling event tomorrow, Saturday, July 19th, from 9 am until 1 pm.
A Floyd County Sheriff deputy’s gun unintentionally discharged while the officer was attempting to serve a warrant on Fortune Street yesterday. According to a release from the Sheriff’s office, at approximately 1:15 pm yesterday afternoon, during the course of interviewing individuals at the location, the deputy’s service weapon discharged. At the time, the weapon was secured in the deputy’s holster. Deputies on the scene immediately secured the weapon and made sure no one near the scene was injured. A supervisor from the Sheriff’s office was on the scene at the time of the incident. Additional law enforcement officers were also brought in to offer aid if necessary. Upon arrival of other supervisors, the incident was addressed and the scene was cleared. An investigation into the incident by the Sheriff’s Office, along with the Rome Police Department, continues.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 yesterday afternoon in the rain-soaked finale of a three-game weekend series at Turner Field, allowing the Braves to take two of three from the Phillies.
Construction is officially underway for the new Courtyard by Marriott on West Third Street in downtown Rome. A groundbreaking for the facility was actually held back in December. The $12.6 million facility is expected to open in late spring-early summer 2015.
This Sunday, July 20th marks the 45th anniversary of when man first walked on the moon. At 10:56 pm EDT, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the lunar surface and was followed shortly by Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. To commemorate the historic occasion, Armstrong delivered the famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians that today is the final day of early voting.