The Rome City Commission has denied a rezoning request that would pave the way for a new Wendy’s restaurant on Cooper Drive, according to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune. The request was hotly opposed by numerous local residents, including a contingent from nearby St. Mary’s School. It had previously been approved by the Rome Floyd County Planning Commission.
The Summer Reading Program of the Rome Floyd County Library for 2015 is officially underway. The program, which began on Tuesday, is intended to encourage youngsters from birth through high school to read. It will continue through July 16th. The portion for children is entitled “Every Hero Has a Story”, while “Unmasked” is geared towards teenagers. Participants will be awarded prizes for how much they read. For more information, visit the Rome Floyd County Library’s website at www.rome.shrls.org.
The Atlanta Hawks’ season has drawn to a close with a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-88 on Tuesday night in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals at Cleveland. The Cavs swept the series to punch their ticket to the NBA Finals. It will be the fifth straight trip to the Finals for LeBron James.
Matt Larry, longtime head baseball coach at Shorter University, has been tapped to serve as the new head coach for Darlington School. He replaces Kent Harrison, who is leaving Darlington to become the athletic director for Mount Pisgah Christian School in Alpharetta. In addition to his duties as head varsity baseball coach, Larry will also serve as assistant softball coach and ELA-8 physical education teacher.
A celebration of the life and work of late folk artist Howard Finster (and folk art in general) will take place at Finster Fest 2015 this weekend in Chattooga County. The event will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 10 am until 6 pm and on Sunday, May 31st from 12 pm until 6 pm at Dowdy Park in Summerville. It will feature works from over 70 vendors and live music, along with shuttle service to Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden in the Pennville community, according to Jordan Poole, Executive Director of the Paradise Garden Foundation.
The Atlanta Braves were blanked by the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-0 in the middle outing of a three game series in LA on Tuesday night.
The Rome Braves beat the Charleston Riverdogs 8-1 on Tuesday night in game two of a three game series in Charleston, South Carolina. The Braves aim for a sweep of the Riverdogs in the series finale tonight at 7:05 pm.