The new school year may have already begun for schools in the Rome and Floyd County school systems, but the first day of classes has yet to arrive for a number of area schools. One of those is Unity Christian School, which will begin the 2013-2014 school year on Monday.
US Senator Johnny Isakson is slated to pay a visit to the Mohawk manufacturing facility in Summerville today. His visit is slated for 2 pm until 2:30 pm. The facility is located at 106 John Bankston Drive.
The NFL pre-season is officially underway for the Atlanta Falcons. Unfortunately, the Falcons lost their first pre-season game of the year to the Cincinnati Bengals 34-10 at the Georgia Dome last night. Atlanta and Cincinnati have faced each other 12 times in the pre-season, a series split at six games a piece. The Bengals have won the last three pre-season meetings between the teams.
The Atlanta Braves, who had the night off last night, will be looking for their 14th consecutive win tonight as they open up a three game weekend series with the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. Brandon Beachy is slated to get the start for Atlanta in tonight’s game. First pitch is set for 7:35 pm. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 6:20 pm from the Braves Radio Network.
The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville has a big event coming up this weekend. Night at the Museum V is set for tomorrow night, Saturday, August 10th from 6 pm until 10 pm. Marketing director Joe Schulman enthuses that the museum will come alive with famous figures from science and science fiction.
Three Northwest Georgia residents were among the officers that were seated during the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Board of Directors meeting in Atlanta yesterday.
The Rome Braves beat the Charleston Riverdogs 7-3 in the opener of a four game series last night at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park in Charleston, South Carolina.
Back to school shoppers will be out in force over the weekend in search of great deals as Georgia’s sales tax holiday rolls out on Friday and Saturday, August 9th and 10th. According to the Georgia Department of Revenue, clothing with a sales price of $100 or less per item will be exempt. That exemption excludes clothing accessories such as jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches, and watchbands. The exemption also includes single purchases, with a sales price of $1,000 or less, of personal computers and personal-computer related accessories. The exemption excludes cellular devices, furniture, and computer-related accessories designed for recreational use. And general school supplies to be used in the classroom or in classroom-related activities with a sales price of $20 or less per item will be exempt from the sales tax.