The Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome recently received grant money from the Federal Aviation Administration. Airport Manager Mike Matthews indicates that funds will go towards clearing trees off the runway. Money will also be used to extend the runway safety area, a job which will be performed by Floyd County Public Works.
The Rome Braves fell to the Savannah Sand Gnats 2-1 in 10 innings yesterday afternoon in the finale of a four game series at Savannah’s Grayson Stadium. The game remained scoreless until the top of the seventh inning, at which time the Braves scored the first run of the day in the form of a solo home run from Chase Anselment. The Sand Gnats answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the eighth and ultimately ended up on top with a walk-off single from Cole Frenzel in the bottom of the 10th.
Good Samaritan Mike Patterson passed away during the overnight hours, it has been confirmed by Brian Meadows, Mike’s brother.
The Atlanta Braves completed a three game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 6-2 victory in the series closer between the teams yesterday afternoon at Turner Field.
US Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss both voted against immigration legislation passed by the Senate yesterday. S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, passed by a vote of 68 to 32.
The International Aerobatic Club, Chapter 3, will host the Bear Creek Bash Aerobatic Competition at Rome’s Richard B. Russell Regional Airport today and tomorrow, June 28th and 29th.