The skies opened and dumped some much-needed rain over the Greater Rome area on Monday evening. The National Weather Service reports that one inch of rain was received at the Russell Regional Airport through just before 2 am this morning. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is forecast for today with in the upper 80s. Skies should begin to clear off as we head into Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms are back in the forecast for Independence Day weekend.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 4:30 pm, to be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Both are open to the public. You can view Commissioners’ agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Cleveland Indians 8-3 in game one of a three-game interleague series at Turner Field on Monday night. It marked the Indians’ 10th straight win.
AAA, The Auto Club Group, predicts that close to 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend, marking the highest Fourth of July travel volume on record and a half a million more travelers than last year. The holiday travel period is defined by the organization as Thursday, June 30th through Monday, July 4th.
WANT A HANDS-ON EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR YOUNGSTERS THIS SUMMER? VISIT THE CHIEFTAINS MUSEUM!
Looking for entertaining ways to educate your youngsters while they’re out of school for the summer? Consider a trip to a local museum. The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home offers a wealth of knowledge about Cherokee culture and history and the impact of both on this community as well as the country. It is a National Historic Landmark and has been certified by the National Park Service as a site on the Trail of Tears. More than 200 years ago, it was the home of Cherokee leader Major Ridge, who played a major role in the establishment of the Treaty of New Echota of 1835, which ceded Cherokee land in the southeastern US in exchange for land in what is now known as Oklahoma.
The Rome Braves’ game against the Kannapolis Intimidators scheduled for Monday night was postponed due to rain in Kannapolis, North Carolina. It will be made up as part of a double header today at 5 pm.
The Rome Little Theatre is gearing up for its 60th season. The 2016-2017 season will mark 60 years of continual community theatre in Rome, Georgia. RLT Executive Director Hannah Cook enthuses that she is ready to celebrate the organization’s storied past and look ahead to the next 60 years.