State Representative Katie Dempsey recently received the Conservative All-Stars of the Georgia General Assembly ACU Conservative Award from the American Conservative Union (ACU).
The Atlanta Braves beat the Cleveland Indians in true walk-off fashion 3-2 last night at Turner Field.
Registration is now open for the 27th annual Roman Rumble 5K Road Race and 2 Mile Health Walk presented by the Rome Runners Club. The event is set for Saturday, September 21st and will serve as a benefit for Harbor House of Rome. It will begin and end at Ridge Ferry Park at the Shoals entrance off Riverside Parkway. Race day registration will start at 6:30 am. Runners will take off for the 5K at 8:00 am, while walkers in the 2 Mile will begin their journey just a couple of minutes later. Both will follow a scenic path paved along the Oostanaula River. No public roads will be involved.
State Senator Barry Loudermilk has announced his resignation from the Georgia State Senate in order to focus all of his attention on his campaign for the US Congress.
High school football fans, your wait is just about over. The 2013 season will kick off for most area teams tomorrow night. WLAQ AM 1410 will have all the action of Darlington football as the Tigers host the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes at Chris Hunter Stadium, with kick off at 7:30 pm. Darlington actually opened its season last Friday night with a 50-6 win at home over Murphy from North Carolina.
The clock is winding down on the 2013 season for the Rome Braves! The Braves will play their final home game of the year tonight at 7 pm against the Savannah Sand Gnats. The Braves will be looking the sweep of the Sand Gnats, as Rome defeated Savannah for the second game in a row in an early affair yesterday at State Mutual Stadium. The final score was 4-1.
US Representative Tom Graves will host a town hall style meeting in Floyd County this evening from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm at the Rome Senior Center at 406 Riverside Parkway.
The qualifying period for the November 5th election continues thru Friday afternoon in Rome. Yesterday, Rome City Schools Board of Education member Judy Sims qualified for re-election. Elaina Beeman and Richard Dixon also qualified to run for the City School Board, for which all seven seats will be up for a vote this year. Positions are also available on the Rome City Commission, Ward Two.