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MINOR FIRE CA– USES SCARE AT DESOTO THEATRE

Written by Matt Davis on June 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Not quite two years after an electrical fire caused substantial damage to the DeSoto Theatre, another fire scare occurred at the theatre yesterday evening;  fortunately, no damage was done to the historic structure.  Paul Griffin, President of the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation (which owns the theatre), says that power pole wires crossed outside of the theatre around the Harvey-Given Company, which caused a small fire.  He says the Rome Fire Department and Georgia Power came to the rescue; Georgia Power workers were replacing wire thru the evening.  Griffin says that the incident did not cause any known harm to any of the buildings and that things are expected to return to normal today.

TRAVIS RETURNS TO MODEL AS HEAD BOYS BASKETBALL COACH

Written by Matt Davis on June 5, 2012. Posted in Sports

Jacob Travis is returning to his alma mater of Model High School to serve as the school’s head boys basketball coach.  He is replacing Andy Akin, who recently stepped down from the position.  Travis, a former basketball star at Model, has most recently served as head coach at Adairsville.  His father, Milt, is a notable former Model coach.

ATLANTA BRAVES GOING FISHIN’ IN MIAMI; THREE GAME SERIES AGAINST MARLINS TO BEGIN TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on June 5, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves were off yesterday and return to action in their current road trip with three games against the Miami Marlins in Miami, Florida tonight thru Thursday night.  Tim Hudson is scheduled to be the starting pitcher for the Braves tonight.  First pitch is set for 7:10 pm at Miami’s new Marlins Park.  The game will be broadcast on the AM 1410 WLAQ, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball.  Air time for the pre-game show is 5:55 pm from the Atlanta Braves radio network.

RAINY START TO WORK WEEK IN ROME

Written by Matt Davis on June 4, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

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.

GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE HOSTING YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM THIS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on June 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is hosting the Young Scholars program for rising eighth-graders this week.  Students are spending the week learning about the career opportunities available to them.  This is the eighth annual Young Scholars program.  According to a GNTC media release, teachers from the Rome City Schools have teamed with GNTC instructors to provide a quality, intellectually stimulating summer program for the students.  Approximately 65 students from Rome City Schools are spending the week at GNTC engaged in various programs and tours of the college.  The students that attend the program are nominated by their teachers or principal for their excellent academic performance, outstanding character and positive attitude.  Program topics cover a portion of the curriculum that will be taught in eighth-grade physical science classes and how it relates to various careers.  Activities this week include dissecting cow eyes, making edible atom models, creating candy Chromatography (a forensics activity using mystery powder) and the egg drop.

ROME BRAVES BACK IN ACTION AT STATE MUTUAL STADIUM TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on June 5, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves were off yesterday and get back into action tonight with a six game home stand at State Mutual Stadium that will continue thru Sunday and will bring to the Greenville Drive and the Augusta Greenjackets to town, each for three games.  Game one against the Drive is set for tonight at 7 pm and will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.  Rome Braves radio voice JB Smith will go on the air with the pre-game show at 6:45 pm.

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET THIS EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on June 4, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

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.

SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS NOT JUST FOR SPRING TIME

Written by Matt Davis on June 4, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

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.

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