The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 last night in the series closer between the teams at Turner Field. Mike Minor allowed just two hits in three and and two-third scoreless innings in last night’s game, which was halted by rain; however, the win went to Cristhian Martinez.
A Rome resident will compete in the 2012 Olympics in London today. Janet Cherobon-Bawcom will participate in the women’s 10,000 meter event. It will be televised on NBC at 4:25 pm this afternoon.
The August First Friday concert will take the stage at Bridgepoint Plaza tomorrow night at 7 pm. This month’s show will feature the music of Cedartown native Sam Hunt, who has been working as a songwriter in Nashville. Hunt wrote a song performed by Kenny Chesney called Come Over that’s currently number two on the country charts, according to Amanda Carter with the Rome Downtown Development Authority.
Following a rain delay of about an hour and a half, the Rome Braves posted a 7-6 win over the Augusta Greenjackets in 10 innings last night at State Mutual Stadium. It was the Braves’ 10th win in a row.
Shorter University has a new Sports Information Director. James Vallone has been hired for the job, following his recent graduation from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, while also minoring in Management. He takes the post previously held by Senior Associate Athletic Director Matt Green, who will be transitioning to the position of Director of Compliance and Media Relations. He will work with Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, Dr. Richard Cowan, to help boost Shorter’s Office of Athletic Compliance as the university continues its transition to NCAA II membership, according to a Shorter sports release.
US Congressman Tom Graves has voted in favor of HR 8, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012, which prevents taxes from going up on all Americans. Current tax rates are set to expire on December 31, 2012, resulting in the largest tax hike in American history, according to Graves. In an interview on WLAQ AM 1410′s Good Morning Rome on Wednesday, he said this measure would keep that from happening.
Totals for Tuesday’s primary election are not final in Floyd County. Voting machine failure at the Alto Park precinct is what led to the hold up. Some 85 votes now hang in the balance. Floyd County Elections officials expect to have the results by tomorrow.
The Atlanta Braves’ winning streak came to an end yesterday as they lost to the Miami Marlins 4-2 last night in game three of a four game series between the teams at Turner Field. Ben Sheets was tagged with the loss; it was his first loss since becoming an Atlanta Brave.