The Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 7-1 yesterday afternoon in the series closer between the teams in Miami, Florida. Tommy Hanson got the win for the Braves. Juan Francisco, Michael Bourn and Jason Heyward all homered in yesterday’s game.
The public is invited to Customer Appreciation Day at the Northside Swim Center this Friday, July 27th from noon until 3 pm, according to the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority.
ROME BRAVES RECLAIM TOP SPOT IN SALLY LEAGUE’S SOUTHERN DIVISION WITH TUESDAY NIGHT WIN OVER CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS
The Rome Braves took a 2-0 victory from the Charleston RiverDogs in game two of a four game series last night in Charleston, South Carolina. With the win, the Braves have reclaimed the top spot in the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League.
The July 31st primary election is one week from today. Floyd County Elections Supervisor Evonne Billups says that turn out for early voting thus far has been kind of slow, but she expects it to pick up as we get closer to election day.
With the July 31st primary election right around the corner, the Floyd County GOP is keeping busy. Layla Shipman with the Floyd GOP says that the group will have their monthly meeting this Saturday morning, July 28th at Western Sizzlin. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am, with the meeting to get underway at 9 am. The cost is $8 per person. Candidates for State Senate District 52 will be in attendance, including David Doss, Chuck Hufstetler and Hayden Collins. That will be followed by an election night gathering next Tuesday night beginning at 7 pm at the Floyd GOP headquarters at 337 Broad Street.
Chris Cannon and Luke Chaffin with the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau were recently honored with scholarships for tourism training and education.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 4-3 last night in game two of a three game series in Miami, Florida. Tim Hudson got the win for Atlanta. After giving up three runs in the first two innings (including a two-run homer to Jose Reyes in the second), he settled down and gave up only those three runs on five hits in seven innings of work. Craig Kimbrel got the save last night. The Braves scored one in the first, one in the third, one in the fourth and one in the seventh and ended up with the final victory, again, of 4-3 over the Miami Marlins.
Rabies is on the rise again in Floyd County. Floyd County Health Department Environmental Health Manager Mike Pitts said last week that have been three confirmed cases of animal rabies in Floyd County so far in 2012, including one cat and two racoons, more than any other Northwest Georgia county. Floyd led the state last year with 15 confirmed cases.