The Atlanta Braves acquired pitcher Trevor Cahill from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. The Braves also received cash in exchange for minor league outfielder Josh Elander. Cahill, 27, is a former All-Star who now seeks a spot in the Braves’ pitching rotation.
Child Abuse Prevention Month is officially underway. It began with the placement of 337 pinwheels in front of the Dempsey Building at the corner of Turner McCall Boulevard and North Broad Street in Rome on Wednesday. Each pinwheel represents one confirmed case of child abuse and neglect that occurred in Rome and Floyd County in 2014. That was followed by the release of 337 balloons to signify the commitment locally to prevent child abuse.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative will host their inaugural Green Gala tonight at Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville. Executive Director David Tucker says that the event will include dinner, live and silent auctions and the presentation of the organization’s first-ever Greenie Awards.
Darlington School’s Head of School Brent Bell has announced that Tannika Wester has been named Director of Communications, effective July first.
The Rome City and Floyd County Commissions have officially reached a long-awaited agreement concerning the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority. The deal was confirmed during a special meeting at the Floyd County Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday.
A transportation funding bill has been passed by the Georgia General Assembly and now awaits passage by Governor Nathan Deal. The bill is anticipated to raise $900 million through gas taxes and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.
Heritage First Bank in Rom has been honored by Coral Gables, Florida-based Bauer Financial with the latter’s coveted 5-Star Superior rating. Bauer Financial is a bank rating firm that has been evaluating and rating financial institutions since 1983.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 9-2 in Spring Training action down in Clearwater, Florida on Wednesday afternoon.