The first day of school is right around the corner for area students. Students in the Rome City School system head back to class on August 2nd, while Floyd County Schools resume classes on August 5th. Other schools go back to school on the following dates: Berry – August 7th, St. Mary’s – August 8th, Unity Christian School – August 12th, Darlington – August 19th.
The Atlanta Braves posted an 8-2 victory over the New York Mets last night in game three of a four game series at New York’s Citi Field. The win was bittersweet, however, as Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson was injured in last night’s game and is now in need of right ankle surgery. Hudson’s ankle was hit by the Mets’ Eric Young, Jr. during a play at first base in the bottom of the eighth inning. He will undergo surgery in Atlanta when the swelling goes down. Prior to his injury, Hudson was having one heck of a game. He had his eyes on a shut out, having given up just three hits and striking out nine in seven and two-third innings of work. He was credited with the win for the Braves.
The Floyd County Police are in the midst of investigating a phone scam. According to information from Investigator Rusty Williams, the scam involves a telephone call from someone posing as a bill collector and threatening the victim with arrest. If that does not produce a payment, the perpetrator calls back posing as a law enforcement officer, threatening arrest. The phone number is “cloaked” as a Floyd County Government number. At that point, the victim is advised to go to a Wal Mart or other store and buy the amount of payment in green dot credit cards, then give the numbers to the person conducting the scam.
The 2013 SPLOST Committee will meet this evening. Their gathering is set for 5:30 pm in the Training Room at the Emergency Operations Center at 409 East 12th Street in Rome. It is open to the public.
The Rome Braves were off last night and will be on the road for the next eight games. The road trip will begin with a stop in Asheville, North Carolina to face the Tourists in a five game set which will include a double header on Saturday evening to make up a game that was rained out in Rome earlier this month. Upon completion of their series in Asheville, the Braves will head to Augusta for three games with the Greenjackets.
The Floyd County Republican Party will host their 9th annual Tillman Hangar Event on Saturday, August 17th at 11 am at the Tillman Hangar at Rome’s Richard B. Russell Regional Airport.
We may not be experiencing the extreme heat that many regions around the country have been facing in recent days, but summer in the South is typically a heated affair.