A new event is being introduced this weekend to help children with brain and spinal cord tumors. The Tumor Trooper Run/Walk is set for Saturday, July 20th at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome. Registration will begin at 5 pm. The 5k run will start at 7 pm, while the one-mile walk will start at 8 pm.
The Rome Braves were defeated by the Lexington Legends for the second night in a row by a final score of 5-2 last night in game two of a three game series at State Mutual Stadium.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 8.6 percent in June, up from 8.3 percent in May. The rate was down from 9.1 percent in June 2012.
BRONZE PLAQUES COMMEMORATE ADDITION OF BETWEEN THE RIVERS DISTRICT TO NAT’L REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Two bronze plaques were unveiled yesterday morning to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the addition of the Between the Rivers Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places. The first marker was placed in the the downtown residential area at the intersection of East 2nd Street and East 5th Avenue along the exterior brick steps to the City Clocktower. The second is positioned at Mitchell Plaza on the West 3rd Avenue facade of the Rome Area History Museum.
Here’s a reminder about a coming attraction at the historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome. Debby’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, an evening to celebrate longtime volunteer Debby Brown with auctions and entertainment, is set for this evening at 7 pm.
Break time is over! The second half of the 2013 season is set to get underway for the Atlanta Braves tonight in Chicago as the Braves open up a three game interleague series against the White Sox that will span the weekend. First pitch of tonight’s game is scheduled for 8:10 pm at Chicago’s US Cellular Field. Tim Hudson is slated to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 6:55 pm from the Braves Radio Network.
US Representative Tom Graves has voted to delay the enforcement of employer and individual mandates laid out by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare) for one year. Graves, the author of the Defund Obamacare Act, issued the following statement on the matter:
The Rome Braves opened a seven game homestand with a tough loss to the Lexington Legends by a final score of 6-2 in 10 innings last night at State Mutual Stadium. The Legends scored four runs in the 10th to take the victory.