Berry College has announced that tickets will soon go on sale for their football team’s inaugural season. The season will kick off for the Vikings on Saturday, September 7th at 6 pm as they host the Maryville Scots at Barron Stadium in Rome. General admission tickets for Berry’s home games will be $5 each and will go on sale on Wednesday, August 28th. Game day tickets will also be available.
The man who fell to his death at Turner Field on Monday night has been identified. Ronald Lee Homer, Jr., age 30, was waiting out a rain delay prior to the Atlanta Braves’ game against the Philadelphia in a fourth-level smoking area when he fell onto a parking lot. It is unclear why the man fell; however, foul play is not suspected. Officers responded to the call at about 8:30 pm. Homer was pronounced dead a short time later at Atlanta Medical Center.
Rome, GA – The Rome Braves will host the Atlanta Braves in a special exhibition game at State Mutual Stadium on Saturday, March 29, 2014 against the Braves Future Stars. The Future Stars team will be made up of players from the Rome, Mississippi and Gwinnett Braves.
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of July totaled $1.41 billion, marking an increase of $88.5 million, or 6.7 percent, compared to the month-ended July 2012. Gross tax revenue deposits for the month totaled $1.85 billion, for an increase of $70.5 million, or four percent compared to last fiscal year.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 last night at Turner Field. Kris Medlen got the win after giving up just one run and five hits in seven innings of work.
The Rome Braves beat the Savannah Sand Gnats 2-1 in the opener of a three game series (and of a seven game homestand) last night at State Mutual Stadium. Daniel Carroll scored the game winning run in the bottom of the eighth on a infielder’s choice by Jose Peraza.
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce’s Technology SquareTable announced plans this morning to observe Geek Week. The observation will be made in Rome during the week of September 16th thru 20th and will serve as a community-wide celebration of technology and innovation.
Coming to a venue new you – the Rome International Film Festival. The 10th annual RIFF is set for September 5th thru 7th, with films to be screened at the historic DeSoto Theatre and the Rome Area History Museum.