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LARGE TURN OUT FOR ROME CITY COMMISSION MEETING

Written by Matt Davis on June 23, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

A large crowd was in attendance at Monday night’s Rome City Commission meeting.  Many were present to protest a request from local businessman Ira Levy to rezone property in South Rome.  The request was denied by a vote of 6-3, according to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune.  Levy’s aim was to expand his business, Paper Recovery of Georgia.  Commissioners also authorized City Manager Sammy Rich to enter into a contract with New South Construction for the new Tennis Center of Georgia.  Ground will be broken on the project this morning at 10 am.  It is being funded by the 2013 SPLOST.

FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD BUS DRIVERS

Written by Matt Davis on June 23, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County School system is seeking a few good bus drivers.  A Bus Driver Orientation will be held by the school system on Monday, June 29th for anyone interested in driving a school bus.  According to a Floyd County Schools media release, the meeting will be held at 10 am in the board room at the central office building on Riverside Parkway.  It will provide details on training and requirements to become a bus driver in Georgia.

ATLANTA BRAVES IN DC TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on June 23, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves had Monday night off and will open up a six game road trip tonight in Washington, DC against the National League East-leading Nationals.  Alex Wood will head to the mound for Atlanta, while Stephen Strasburg is anticipated to serve as the starting pitcher for Washington.  First pitch is set for 7:05 pm at Nationals Park.  The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410.  Air time for pre-game programming is 5:50 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.

SALLY LEAGUE ALL STAR GAME IS TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on June 23, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves join with the rest of the South Atlantic League in observing the 2015 Sally League All Star break.  The All-Star Game is set for tonight at 7:35 pm in Asheville, North Carolina, home of the Tourists.  The Braves will be represented on the Southern Division roster by Jordan Edgerton, Caleb Beech, Ozzie Albies, Kyle Kinman and Joseph Daris.

PET HO– USE AUCTION ON SATURDAY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION

Written by Matt Davis on June 23, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Unique pet houses will be auctioned off this Saturday, June 27th to benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation of Rome and Floyd County, Inc.  The auction will be held from 4 pm until 5 pm at the West Rome Animal Clinic, 2012 Shorter Avenue in Rome.

DARLINGTON SCHOOL MOURNS THE LOSS OF FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN GRADUATE

Written by Matt Davis on June 23, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Darlington School is mourning the loss of its first black graduate.  Dr. Elson Floyd, President of Washington State University and a member of Darlington’s Class of 1974, died on Saturday due to complications from colon cancer, according to a release from the school.

US ADVANCES IN WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

Written by Matt Davis on June 23, 2015. Posted in Sports

The United States has advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 win over Colombia on Monday night in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  They were lifted to victory on a pair of goals from Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd.  The US will take on China on Friday night.

AAA:  NATIONAL AVERAGE DROPS SLIGHTLY, STILL LOWER THAN THIS TIME LAST YEAR

Written by Matt Davis on June 22, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has dropped one cent in the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the national average is currently $2.79 a gallon.  That price is significantly lower than on this same date last year by 89 cents.

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