The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow. They’ll gather for an abbreviated caucus session at 1:30 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Take a look at Commissioners’ agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman and Julio Teheran have all been tapped to represent the Atlanta Braves on the National League roster in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. Justin Upton is one of five candidates for the NL Final Vote, for which voting concludes on Thursday afternoon.
Fourth of July fun for everyone is on tap for today around Floyd County. Activities will include the Rome Fourth of July celebration at Ridge Ferry Park, presented by the Harbin Clinic and sponsored by the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority. The event will feature the Color Me Free 5K, for which registration will get underway at 4:30 pm at the park. Race-day registration is $35. The race is slated to begin at 6 pm. The fireworks program will begin at 9:30 pm and will be highlighted by a moment of silence, the presentation of colors and pledge of allegiance, a performance of the National Anthem by the Harbin Choir and a patriotic sing-along. Fireworks are expected to begin around 9:45 pm. Babe’s Bayou Band will perform before and after the fireworks program. For more information, visit www.harbinclinic.com or www.rfpra.com.
The semifinalists have been announced for the 5th annual State Mutual Insurance Battle of the Bands! The Battle is being conducted by 95.7 FM The Ridge as a fundraiser for Rome-based non profit Cancer Navigators.
The Atlanta Braves saw their most recent winning streak end at nine with a 3-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday in the finale of a three-game weekend series at Turner Field.
The Rome Braves fell to the Charleston Riverdogs 3-1 yesterday evening in the finale of a three game series at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Ballpark in Charleston, South Carolina, allowing the Riverdogs to take the series 2-1.
A community Independence Day Parade will be held in Lindale this evening at 7 pm along Park Avenue. Parade line-up will begin at 6 pm at Pepperell High School on Dragon Drive. The parade will end at the First Baptist Church of Lindale and is expected to last about an hour, according to event organizer Alana Ellenburg.
The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will open a Fourth of July weekend series against the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight at Turner Field.