There will be a number of closings tomorrow for the Fourth of July. Those include Rome City, Floyd County, state and federal offices, banks and the US Post Office (and no mail will be delivered tomorrow). The Rome Transit Department buses will not run tomorrow. And the Rome Floyd County Library will be closed.
The Rome Braves picked up a 6-4 victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators last night in game four of a five game series at State Mutual Stadium. The Braves held on for the win in spite of a three run rally from the Intimidators in the top of the ninth.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Chicago Cubs 4-1 last night in the series opener between the teams at Turner Field.
The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to terms with the (former New Jersey) Nets to send All-Star Joe Johnson to the Nets in exchange for five players, including Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow, Shawn Stevenson and Jordan Williams, as well as a Nets draft pick. Johnson would actually be playing for the Brooklyn Nets, as the team will play its first season in Brooklyn in 2012-2013. The Hawks have also agreed to trade forward Marvin Williams to the Utah Jazz in exchange for point guard Devin Harris. Trades can’t be made official until the end of the NBA moratorium on July 11th.
The deadline to register to vote in the July 31st primary election is today. A number of state and local offices are up for a vote in this election, as well as the T-SPLOST referendum. The one cent regional transportation sales tax has been a hot topic of discussion in recent days, one that the Rome TEA Party explored with their TEA Party T-SPLOST Town Hall meeting on Saturday morning at Burk Farms. Speaker panelists provided educated answers to the questions of TEA partiers and others in attendance.