Spending some time in the pool this summer? Be sure to put safety first if you are, particularly if children are involved. This is the message of the Rome Fire Department. Fire safety educator Robert Owens says that an average of 7,000 people drown each year in the United States. It is the second leading cause of accidental death of children.
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 95-93 in overtime in game two of the NBA Finals on Sunday night in Oakland, California. The Cavs were lead in scoring by LeBron James with 39 points and a triple-double. The best-of-seven series is now tied at a game apiece. Game three is set for Tuesday night at 9 pm in Cleveland.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative will host Waterfest XV today and Saturday at Heritage Park in Rome. The waterkeeper’s annual paddlesports extravaganza will feature a 6-mile canoe, kayak and paddleboard race on the Etowah River, a 1.5-mile raft race on the Oostanaula River and canoe and kayak tug-o-wars.
The Atlanta Braves were blanked by the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 in the series finale between the teams at Turner Field on Sunday, allowing the Pirates to take two of three from the Braves over the weekend.
The Rome Braves fell to the West Virginia Power 4-3 in the finale of a four game series (and of a seven game homestand) on Sunday at State Mutual Stadium. The Braves are off today.
The First Friday concert series continues tonight at Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome. The June concert is slated to get underway at 7 pm and will feature the music of blues/soul ensemble The Shawn Mack Band.
The Atlanta Braves had an off-day on Thursday and will be back on their home turf at Turner Field for a three game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend. Williams Perez is scheduled to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta in tonight’s series opener, while (former Rome Brave) Charlie Morton will get the start for Pittsburgh. First pitch is set for 7:35 pm. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410. Air time for pre-game programming is 6:20 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.