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.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Cleveland Indians 2-0 in game one of a three game interleague series between the teams last night at Turner Field.
The St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus will be serving up a Labor Day tradition on Monday, September 2nd. The Knights’ annual Labor Day Barbecue will be held that day at the Rome Civic Center from 10 am until 2 pm or until food is sold out. The barbecue is in its 46th year, according to Knight Jim Powell.
The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will meet in regular session this evening. Their 5 pm caucus session will be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Both are open to the public. View the Floyd County Commission’s agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
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.
The Rome Braves slaughtered the Savannah Sand Gnats 14-1 in the opener of a three game series last night at State Mutual Stadium.
The qualifying period continues for positions that will be up for a vote in the November 5th election. In the race for Ward Two of the Rome City Commission, incumbents Jamie Doss, Sue Lee and Detrick Redding have all qualified, along with challenger Wendy Davis. All seven seats on the Rome City Schools Board of Education will be up for a vote this year. Incumbents Cheryl Huffman, Faith Collins, Dale Swann, Chris Wilson and Bruce Jones have thrown their hat in the ring to run for re-election. Posts on the Cave Spring Council are also up for grabs.
A Silver Creek woman died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident yesterday afternoon. Dorothy Farmer, age 61, was driving down Georgia 101 (the Rockmart Highway) in her Smart Car when she crossed onto the wrong side of the road and hit a Chevrolet truck being driven by Ricky Brinkley of Rome. She was pronounced dead at Floyd Medical Center just after 4:30 pm. Farmer reportedly sustained massive chest trauma in the accident. Brinkley was treated for injuries and released from Redmond Regional Medical Center last night.