There has been a buzz in recent days that State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge may campaign for Governor of Georgia against incumbent Nathan Deal. He told The Associated Press and the Atlanta Journal and Constitution that he intends to make a final decision on the matter by early September.
Three more farmer’s markets will be held at Berry College, beginning Thursday (tomorrow) morning.
The Rome Braves fell to the Augusta Greenjackets 6-3 in 12 innings last night at State Mutual Stadium. The Greenjackets plated three runs in the top of the 12th to take the victory.
It’s almost time for football! The Atlanta Falcons will open their NFL pre-season schedule on Thursday night with an 8 pm match against the Cincinnati Bengals at the Georgia Dome. Here’s a sports programming note: 95.7 FM The Ridge will once again have Atlanta Falcons football on the radio once the regular season begins. First game of the 2013 regular season is set for Sunday, September 8th in New Orleans against the Saints.
Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel was in Rome yesterday to speak at the monthly meeting of the Floyd County Republican Women.
Make that a dozen straight! The Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 last night, extending the Braves’ current winning streak to 12 consecutive games.
Shorter University Athletics will host a Meet the Coaches luncheon today at noon at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre. Head football coach Phil Jones and Rome native Chad Warner, who heads up the Hawks basketball team, are among the coaches and athletic staff members slated to be in attendance. The event is open to the public. Lunch will be provided by Chic-Fil-A. A live broadcast from the event will air on 95.7 FM The Ridge from noon until just prior to the Rome Braves pre-game show.