Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp has announced that a recount in the race for State School Superintendent is expected to be completed by noon tomorrow, Thursday, July 31st. Former Rome High School principal Michael L. “Mike” Buck requested the recount of votes from the Republican primary runoff election held on July 22nd. Buck lost the race by 713 votes to Richard Woods. Woods had a lead of 50.09 percent over Buck’s 49.91 percent.
Less than three months remain until the Wings Over North Georgia air show takes to the skies over Rome’s Richard B. Russell Regional Airport.
The Rome Braves fell to the West Virginia Power 4-3 in 10 innings to close out a four game series between the teams (and a seven game homestand) last night at State Mutual Stadium.
Local students will soon be heading back to school. The Georgia Department of Revenue will aim to help back-to-school shoppers save a little money during the next Sales Tax Holiday set for this weekend. It will begin at 12:01 am on Friday, August 1st and continue through 12:00 midnight on August 2nd.
The First Friday concert series will return to Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome this Friday, August 1st. The Deadfields from Atlanta will entertain the crowd from 7 pm until 10 pm. The concert is free.
The Atlanta Braves opened an eight game road trip with a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 last night in LA.
Online voting for the 5th annual State Mutual Insurance Battle of the Bands to benefit Cancer Navigators continues through this Friday at midnight. Seven semifinalists are vying to be among the Final Four that will proceed to an on-stage showdown at the historic DeSoto Theatre on Saturday, August 9th.
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.