Applications are now being sought for a new Executive Director to lead the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority. Rome City Manager Sammy Rich and Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord will have the final say as to who will fill the post, based on an intergovernmental agreement recently signed by both the Rome City and Floyd County Commissions.
Memorial Day is 10 days from today. A special program will be held on that day at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome. It is scheduled to begin at 10 am and end at noon and will feature two speakers – one is Mark McDaniel, a decorated US Army first sergeant and combat veteran, and the other is Jan Johnson, a Gold Star Mom whose son died while serving in Iraq. There will also be patriotic music from Thankful Missionary Baptist Church and choir director Marvin Williams and a flyover by Tiger Flight.
Are you an athlete, or do you just want to make the most of your workouts? Never underestimate the role of carbohydrates in maximizing your athletic performance. Soccer Hall-of-Famer Julie Foudy says that sugar often gets a bad rap, but is necessary to fuel your body.
The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will return to action this weekend with a three-game series in Miami, Florida against the Marlins. Julio Teheran is slated to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta in tonight’s opener, while David Phelps will get the start for Miami. First pitch is set for 7:10 pm. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 5:55 pm.
The Atlanta Hawks will continue their quest for an NBA title tonight as they face the Washington Wizards in game six of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Washington.
Darlington School’s baseball team is bound for the semifinal round of the Class AA playoffs, and coverage of the Tigers in the Final Four will be provided on 95.7 FM The Ridge. The Tigers are slated to host Rabun County in a best-of-three series. Games one and two will be played on Monday. Game three, if necessary, will be played on Tuesday. Times are TBA. Online coverage of the series will be provided at www.theridge957.com.
The Rome Braves beat the Asheville Tourists 3-2 in the opener of a four game series at Asheville, North Carolina on Thursday night. Game two of that series is set for tonight at 7:05 pm.
Tygar Evans, principal at Rome High School, has announced that he will retire from his post effective June 30th. He is leaving Rome High to become an elementary school principal in Trussville, Alabama, his home state.