The Atlanta Falcons will play their first pre-season game of the year tonight at the Georgia Dome against the Tennessee Titans. The match is scheduled to get underway at 7 pm.
Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Al Hodge was appointed to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs during the DCA’s August meeting on Wednesday morning.
The Georgia Department of Labor will help Halex Corporation to recruit a number of workers for their plant in Calhoun next week. According to a release from the GDOL, the recruitment event is set for Tuesday, August 18th from 9 am until noon at the GDOL’s Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway.
The Rome Braves were defeated by the Savannah Sand Gnats 12-3 in the middle outing of a three game series in Savannah on Wednesday night. The Braves hope to avoid being swept by the Gnats in the series finale tonight at 7:05 pm.
The Rome man that was killed by a train last Friday has been identified as 44-year-old Mark Anthony Whatley of a Southern Street address. He was identified via fingerprint analysis by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Whatley was struck by the train while attempting to cross the tracks on Callahan Street; it is believed that he was traveling in the direction of North Broad Street. The official cause of his death was due to blunt force trauma. The fatality was ruled an accident.
Congressman Tom Graves, who represents Georgia’s 14th district in the US House of Representatives, has expressed his opposition to President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Graves contends that he and his fellow Republicans are not the only ones opposed to the deal, some Democrats are also concerned that it will give heightened nuclear power to a historically terroristic state.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Tampa Bay Rays 9-6 in the finale of a brief two-game interleague series between the teams at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on Wednesday night, allowing the Rays to sweep the series.
Men from around the Rome and Floyd County area will be offered an opportunity to receive free health screenings at the 14th annual Health Initiative for Men on Saturday, August 15th. The event will be held from 8 am until noon at the Floyd County Health Department, 16 East 12th Street in Rome. It is being hosted by the 100 Black Men of Rome and Northwest Georgia.