US Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss both voted against immigration legislation passed by the Senate yesterday. S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, passed by a vote of 68 to 32.
The International Aerobatic Club, Chapter 3, will host the Bear Creek Bash Aerobatic Competition at Rome’s Richard B. Russell Regional Airport today and tomorrow, June 28th and 29th.
The Rome Braves announced a number of roster moves yesterday. Those moves include the promotion of outfielder Kyle Wren to Rome from Danville. Wren is the son of Atlanta Braves GM Frank Wren. He played college ball at Georgia Tech and was the Atlanta Braves’ 8th round selection this year. First baseman/outfielder Chris Edmondson has also joined the Rome team.
The Atlanta Braves were off yesterday and will return to action at Turner Field this weekend with a three game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Julio Teheran is scheduled to get the start for the Braves in tonight’s series opener, which is scheduled to get underway at 7:35 pm and will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 6:20 pm from the Braves Radio Network.
Good Samaritan Mike Patterson passed away during the overnight hours, it has been confirmed by Brian Meadows, Mike’s brother.
The Rome Braves lost to the Savannah Sand Gnats 10-3 last night in the opener of a four game series in Savannah. Rome Braves radio voice Ben Poplin says that the one bright spot in the game for the Braves was the addition of Kyle Wren to their line up.
The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that metro Rome’s unemployment rate rose to 9.3 percent in May, up from 8.5 percent in April. The rate stood at 10 percent in May 2012.