The Rome City Commission is slated to meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Commissioners are expected to adopt a resolution to set the 2013 tax rate this evening. A public hearing will take place before commissioners vote on the matter. Take a look at the Rome City Commission’s full agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Northwest Georgia residents are no doubt saving moments in the sun when we have them this summer. But too much sun can be dangerous, according to Roger DeBerry, Chief of Training for the Rome Fire Department. DeBerry recommends the use of sunscreen. And reapply it as necessary!
Phil Mickelson has won the British Open! Mickelson closed with a 5-under 66 for a three-shot win over Henrik Stenson yesterday afternoon in Scotland. The British Open is reportedly golf’s oldest championship.
The Atlanta Braves were defeated by the Chicago White Sox 3-1 yesterday afternoon at Chicago’s US Cellular Field. It was a tough loss for the Braves, who actually outhit the Sox but missed many opportunities to get ahead. It was particularly tough for Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor; he took the loss in his first career complete game. Only two of the runs given up by Minor were earned; he also struck out eight in eight innings pitched.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow. Their 5 pm caucus will be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. On the agenda – resolutions calling for Sunday alcohol sales in the unincorporated area of Floyd County. If approved, the matter will be up for a vote by the people in November. One Sunday sales resolution would call for a referendum allowing for package sales by retailers of malt beverages and wine between the hours of 12:30 pm and 11:30 pm, while another would permit the sale of malt beverages and wine by a restaurant for consumption on the premises between the hours of 12:30 pm and midnight.
Residents of the Southeastern United States are feeling the pain at the gas pump, and gas prices are expected to continue to rise as the summer progresses.
The Rome Braves took a 3-2 walk-off win from the Lakewood BlueClaws yesterday evening at State Mutual Stadium in game two of a four game series between the teams. Joey Meneses delivered the game winning hit with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to seal the victory for the Braves.
A familiar voice will be calling the action of Berry College football’s inaugural season this fall. Ben Poplin, who currently serves as the voice of the Rome Braves on 95.7 FM The Ridge, will be the voice of the Vikings on WLAQ AM 1410.