April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. As part of that, local residents are urged to wear blue on Mondays to raise awareness of the issue of child abuse and ways to prevent it. Each Monday in April has been proclaimed “Blue Monday” by the Rome City and Floyd County Commissions.
In some rather shocking news from the Atlanta Braves, the team has traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton to the San Diego Padres in exchange for veteran outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin. The Braves have also acquired two minor leaguers – pitcher Matt Wisler and outfielder Jordan Paroubeck – as part of the trade, in addition to the 41st selection in this year’s First-Year Player Draft. President of baseball operations John Hart has stated that the move was intended to give the team ‘financial flexibility’.
FCPD SEEKS ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF CAVE SPRING MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE, KIDNAPPING AND TERRORISTIC THREATS
The investigative division of the Floyd County Police Department is searching for victims of a Cave Spring man who now faces accusations of rape, kidnapping and terroristic threats.
Pepperell High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) will host the 6th annual Rome/Floyd County “Just Drive” Safe Driving Expo on Saturday from 10 am until 3 pm in the K-Mart parking lot at Turner McCall and Hicks Drive in Rome.
It’s Opening Day for the Atlanta Braves! The Braves will open their 2015 season this afternoon in Miami with a 4:10 pm game against the Marlins. Julio Teheran is slated to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta. Henderson Alvarez will get the start for Miami. The outing will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 3:05 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
College basketball’s biggest game of the year is on tap for tonight as the Wisconsin Badgers and Duke Blue Devils go head-to-head in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game at Indianapolis. Tip off is set for 9 pm. The game will be televised on CBS.
Dinosaurs are taking over The Forum in downtown Rome today and Saturday with T. Rex Planet, a dinosaur display and event designed to appeal to the entire family. T. Rex Planet will be open to the public from 10 am until 9 pm both days and will offer a simulation of the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods. There will be life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, a fossil dig, a bounce house and more, according to promoter Don Dice.
Rome Police are warning local residents about the dangers of distracted driving during the month of April, which is being observed as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.