The Rome Floyd Recycling Center will host an electronics recycling event tomorrow, Saturday, July 19th, from 9 am until 1 pm.
A Floyd County Sheriff deputy’s gun unintentionally discharged while the officer was attempting to serve a warrant on Fortune Street yesterday. According to a release from the Sheriff’s office, at approximately 1:15 pm yesterday afternoon, during the course of interviewing individuals at the location, the deputy’s service weapon discharged. At the time, the weapon was secured in the deputy’s holster. Deputies on the scene immediately secured the weapon and made sure no one near the scene was injured. A supervisor from the Sheriff’s office was on the scene at the time of the incident. Additional law enforcement officers were also brought in to offer aid if necessary. Upon arrival of other supervisors, the incident was addressed and the scene was cleared. An investigation into the incident by the Sheriff’s Office, along with the Rome Police Department, continues.
The 2014 MLB All-Star break has drawn to a close, and it’s back to work for Major League Baseball teams today. The Atlanta Braves will open the second half of the season with a three game series against the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend at Turner Field. Ervin Santana is scheduled to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta tonight, while AJ Burnett is slated to get the start for Philadelphia. First pitch is set for 7:35 pm. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410. Air time for pre-game programming is 6:20 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 7.4 percent, up from 7.2 percent in May but down from 8.4 percent in June 2013.
This Sunday, July 20th marks the 45th anniversary of when man first walked on the moon. At 10:56 pm EDT, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the lunar surface and was followed shortly by Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. To commemorate the historic occasion, Armstrong delivered the famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians that today is the final day of early voting.
The Rome Braves beat the Greenville Drive 6-4 in the series finale between the teams last night, allowing the Braves to take two of three from the Drive. The Braves finished their latest seven game homestand with four wins and three losses.
Blood Assurance will host a donor appreciation day at its Rome blood center on Thursday, July 31st from 10 am until 2 pm. There will be prize giveaways, food and recognition of top area donors at the event, according to a Blood Assurance media release.