Would you like to (safely) watch some fireworks this Fourth of July? Head to Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday night! Rome’s Independence Day fireworks display is slated to get underway at 9:45 pm. The display will be preceded by the Color Me Free 5K and Walk and will be accompanied by other festivities, including a pre-fireworks concert by Preston Summerville, vendors, family games sponsored by the Harbin Clinic and a Kids Zone with inflatables.
The Atlanta Braves’ drought against the National League East-leading Washington Nationals came to an end on Wednesday night at Turner Field as the Braves beat the Nationals 4-1 in the middle outing of a three game series, following a rain delay of just over two hours. It was the Braves’ first win over the Nats in the past 10 outings between the teams.
ROME – Ryan Earnest, President of Rome-based Heritage First Bank, today announced that renovations will soon begin on the downtown office building that Wells Fargo Bank will vacate next month. Heritage First Bank purchased the property earlier in 2015 and will occupy the building that will serve as the bank’s new administrative office, located at 501 Broad Street, beginning in the fall of 2015.
An ethics complaint has been filed with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission against the Floyd County Schools. According to the Rome News-Tribune, the complaint was filed by former employee William Greg McCary, who has accused the superintendent and other school officials of ethics violations. McCary contends that Superintendent Jeff McDaniel and other high ranking officials accepted gifts from vendors for personal use or gain. The former maintenance worker has also alleged that board chairman George Bevels has misused public funds and property in an identical complaint filed with state and local school boards.
Alfonso “Al” Diaz, Jr., MD, FACC, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for Kindred Hospital Rome, effective September 21, 2015. The announcement of his appointment came hours after it was announced that Dr. Diaz is leaving his position of Chief Medical Officer for the Harbin Clinic.
The Rome Braves’ match against the Lexington Legends scheduled for Wednesday night has been postponed due to rain. It will be made up as part of a double header on Saturday, August 15th.
According to a press release from the Rome Police Department, On July 1, 2015 @ 1048 hours a 2001 Peterbilt Tractor Trailer was traveling west-bound on Hwy 411. The tractor trailer was attempting to travel straight thru the intersection on a green traffic signal. A 2014 Honda CRV was traveling east-bound on Hwy 411. The Honda was attempting to make a left turn to travel north-bound on Ga 1 Loop. The Honda failed to yield the right of way to the tractor trailer.
Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson is scheduled to deliver a lecture at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville on Thursday night.