The Rome Braves beat the Savannah Sand Gnats 2-1 in the opener of a three game series (and of a seven game homestand) last night at State Mutual Stadium. Daniel Carroll scored the game winning run in the bottom of the eighth on a infielder’s choice by Jose Peraza.
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce’s Technology SquareTable announced plans this morning to observe Geek Week. The observation will be made in Rome during the week of September 16th thru 20th and will serve as a community-wide celebration of technology and innovation.
Coming to a venue new you – the Rome International Film Festival. The 10th annual RIFF is set for September 5th thru 7th, with films to be screened at the historic DeSoto Theatre and the Rome Area History Museum.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. Their noon caucus session will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Rome, GA – The Rome Braves will host the Atlanta Braves in a special exhibition game at State Mutual Stadium on Saturday, March 29, 2014 against the Braves Future Stars. The Future Stars team will be made up of players from the Rome, Mississippi and Gwinnett Braves.
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of July totaled $1.41 billion, marking an increase of $88.5 million, or 6.7 percent, compared to the month-ended July 2012. Gross tax revenue deposits for the month totaled $1.85 billion, for an increase of $70.5 million, or four percent compared to last fiscal year.
Toyo Tire’s manufacturing plant in White, Georgia has announced plans for a $210 million expansion. This will mark the third such expansion since the plant opened seven years ago. The Bartow County facility is anticipated to add more than 400 new jobs as a result of the expansion. Construction is expected to begin in the fall, with the facility to open in August 2015.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 in a rain delayed affair at Turner Field last night, allowing the Phillies to snap an 11-game road losing streak.