The July 22nd runoff election is on the books.
The beginning of the new school year is just around the corner. And the Floyd County Schools will kick off the new school year by instituting a new initiative systemwide called Destination Graduation – for every child. The initiative will be launched by nationally known educator and author Ron Clark during a special event at The Forum in downtown Rome on Tuesday, July 29th at 8:30 am.
The Rome Braves were off last night and will be back home sweet home at State Mutual Stadium tonight to open a seven game homestand. That homestand will begin with a three game series against the Delmarva Shorebirds. Tonight’s series opener between the Braves and the Shorebirds is slated to get underway at 7 pm and will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. Ben Poplin will provide the play-by-play story and will go on air with the pre-game show at 6:45 pm.
Voter turnout was a little better than expected in Floyd County for the July 22nd runoff election. Just over 11 percent of the county’s registered voters cast their ballots in the runoff; a turnout of 8-10 percent had been predicted.
The Atlanta Braves lost for the second night in a row to the Miami Marlins 6-5 last night at Turner Field.
Are you ready for some football? College football fans around the state of Georgia undoubtedly are ready; perhaps many of those fans have been ready since the last season ended.
Election Day is here again! Today is the day of the runoff election in the state of Georgia. Polls in Floyd County opened at 7 am and remain open until 7 pm. A low voter turnout is expected; Floyd County Elections Supervisor Evonne Billups told the Rome News-Tribune this morning that she anticipates that eight to ten percent of Floyd County’s registered voters will cast their ballots in today’s election.