The statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday weekend is officially underway! It continues through tomorrow, Saturday, August 2nd. The sales tax-free holiday was reinstated under the Georgia Jobs and Family Tax Reform Plan in 2012 and extended for an additional two years through this year’s tax reform package, according to a release from the office of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 last night in LA, allowing the Dodgers to complete a three-game sweep of the Braves.
The Rome Braves closed out the month of July with a 4-1 win over the Greenville Drive last night in the opener of a four game series in Greenville, South Carolina. The game was shortened to six innings due to rain.
Floyd Medical Center has announced that it is seeking approval from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to have Floyd Behavioral Health Center designated as an Emergency Receiving Facility. This designation would allow Floyd Behavioral Health to treat patients with a mental illness or an addictive disorder who meet clinical criteria for admission, but are unable or unwilling to provide informed consent for services, according to an FMC media release.
Construction is currently underway for a new Welcome Center at Berry College.
The Atlanta Braves have acquired infielder Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed pitcher James Russell in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. The Braves also received cash back from the Cubs in exchange for minor league catcher Victor Caratini. That means Caratini, a South Atlantic League All-Star, will no longer be a member of the Rome Braves.
The Rome Braves have announced the line up for their first ever Rome Braves Alumni Event to be held at State Mutual Stadium on Saturday, August 9th. Gates will open to the public at 2:30 pm. Braves alumni will participate in a Smash Ball Home Run Derby which will be followed by a wiffle ball game at 3:30 pm. Fans are invited to mix and mingle with alumni from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm on the front plaza of the stadium.
Tomorrow is the first day of school for students in the Floyd County and Rome City School systems.