The Atlanta Braves attained their unlucky seventh loss in a row to start the 2016 season on Tuesday night, falling to the Washington Nationals 2-1 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.
Rome residents can anticipate an increase in their water and sewer bills this summer. The Rome City Commission approved a 2.5 percent increase in those rates during their regular meeting on Monday night. The rate increase is slated to take effect on July 1st, according to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune.
Five Floyd County seventh-graders have been recognized by Duke University for being among the most academically talented middle school students across the country. According to a media release from the Floyd County Schools, the quintet has been singled out for their exceptional scores on the ACT or the SAT by the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s (Duke TIP) seventh-grade talent search.
The religious freedom act is back in the headlines this week, following recent decisions by the Governors of North Carolina and Mississippi to uphold such laws in spite of opposition from entertainment, sports and other industries.
The Rome Braves were swept by the Columbia Fireflies in a double header on Tuesday evening at State Mutual Stadium, 3-1 and 3-2. The teams will go head to head again this morning at 10:30 am.
The 5th annual Artist Expo is set for this Saturday, April 16th from 10:30 am until 6 pm at the Seven Hills Building, 538 Broad Street in downtown Rome. It will feature the works of some 20 displaying artists, as well as entertainment from four live musical acts.
The rains have moved into the Greater Rome area and are expected to stick around, at least through this evening. The National Weather Service is warning local residents of the potential for isolated strong thunderstorms. Gusty winds and small hail appear to be the biggest threat posed by these storms.