Mitt Romney is expected to accept his party’s nomination for President of the United States tonight at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The Floyd GOP is having a ‘watch party’ at their headquarters at 337 Broad Street in downtown Rome. The gathering will commence at 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited, according to Layla Shipman with the Floyd GOP.
Hurricane Isaac is a reminder that it is, indeed, hurricane season. It is also a reminder to be prepared for emergencies of all varieties. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security’s Ready Georgia campaign is urging people to participate in National Preparedness Month in September by pledging to take the steps necessary to help protect themselves and their families.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the San Diego Padres 8-2 last night in the closer of a three game series in San Diego. Tommy Hanson was tagged with the loss for the Braves; he exited the game in the fifth inning after giving up four runs on eight hits.
Friday Night Lights will shine tomorrow night as area high school football teams take the field. The majority of the local teams are entering into their first week of play for 2012.
State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge paid a visit to Pepperell Middle School yesterday to present the Phillips Award to the family of Bonnie Cook. Cook, who served as the school’s secretary for 22 years, passed away in a tragic van fire on her way to treatment at the Harbin Clinic Cancer Center on August 25, 2011. Dr. Barge presented the award to Bonnie’s husband Jim. Also in attendance at the presentation: Bonnie’s daughter Julie, brother Dean Brannon, sister-in-law Janice Brannon and niece Ashley Brannon.
ROME BRAVES POST DRAMATIC NINTH INNING VICTORY OVER AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS AT SMS; 2013 SCHEDULE RELEASED
The Rome Braves posted a dramatic 4-3 walk off win over the Augusta Greenjackets in game two of a three game series at State Mutual Stadium last night. The Braves picked up two runs in the bottom of the ninth to get the victory.
SHORTER UNIVERSITY TO KICK OFF 2012 SEASON TONIGHT – LISTEN ON 95.7 FM THE RIDGE; GEORGIA TECH 2012 FOOTBALL ON WLAQ AM 1410
Shorter University’s Hawks will open up their 2012 season tonight in Buies Creek, North Carolina against Campbell. Kick off is set for 7 pm.
The Atlanta Falcons will play their final NFL pre-season game of 2012 tonight against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Florida. Kick off is set for 6:30 pm.