The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll meet in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Commissioners are expected to decide tonight whether or not they will uphold the recommendation from Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission for three-day suspensions of four stores caught selling to minors during a recent undercover operation by Rome police. Those stores include Tazo Food Mart, Coastal Food Mart, Kroger and Super Food Market. Take a look at the Rome City Commission’s full agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Romans awoke to a wet start to this work week. The National Weather Service predicts a 90 percent chance of occasional showers and thunderstorms, mostly before 2 pm. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible. Highs will be around 85. Tonight’s forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and lows around 65. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms are predicted by the NWS for tonight. A slight chance of showers hovers in the forecast for the early part of the week, which is expected to give way to sunshine by the end of the week.
People tend to think about severe weather preparedness during the spring time, but strong storms can strike in the summer. Rome Fire Department fire safety educator Daniel Carpenter says its wise to be prepared for severe weather, even in the summer time. He says that there are some supplies that you should store in the event of severe weather. Those include bottled water, non perishable food items, a flash light and a first aid kit.
The Rome Braves remain winless for the month of June as they lost to the Lexington Legends 4-1 yesterday afternoon in the series closer between the teams in Lexington, Kentucky.
Finally! A win for the Atlanta Braves over the Washington Nationals! The Braves beat the Nationals 3-2 yesterday afternoon in the series closer between the teams in Washington, DC. Tommy Hanson got the win for the Braves; though he gave up two home runs in the first inning, he maintained his focus and only gave up those two runs, six hits and no walks in seven innings of work. Craig Kimbrel got the save in yesterday’s game, his 16th of the season.