The Berry College eaglets are spreading their wings and taking flight. B4 and B5 hatched earlier this year in an eagle’s nest located in a tree between the college’s main entrance and the parking lot of the Steven J. Cage Athletic and Recreation Center. Both have made their first flights successfully, according to Rome News-Tribune Associate Editor (and wildlife enthusiast) Doug Walker. Though, he states, these flights were not without challenges.
Coaching legend Joe Kines, a Cedartown native and longtime coordinator and assistant coach in the SEC, is slated to be the guest speaker for Pepperell High School’s baccalaureate service. The program for seniors will be held on Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the PHS auditorium.
The Darlington baseball team is bound for the Class AA state championship! The Tigers are one step closer to a state title after sweeping a double-header with Rabun County at home in the Class AA semifinals on Monday. Darlington won the opener 5-2, thanks in large part to a grand slam from Burton Dulaney in the bottom of the fifth. They won the nightcap by a score of 12-2 in five innings.
The Rome Braves fell to the Charleston Riverdogs 6-2 in the opener of a three game series (and an eight game homestand) at State Mutual Stadium on Monday night. Former Rome High School and Berry College baseball standout Stephen Gaylor made his home debut with the Braves in the outing. The Braves and the Riverdogs will go head to head again this morning at 10:30 am.
PROVIDENCE PREP’S TEAM FOOD4THOUGHT WINS $5,000 FOR ACTION MINISTRIES ROME IN LEAD2FEED HUNGER CHALLENGE
Providence Preparatory Academy’s Team Food4Thought has been chosen as one of ten third place winners in this year’s Lead2Feed: The World Hunger Leadership Challenge. As such, the team will receive a $5,000 charitable grant that will be given to Action Ministries Rome.
Floyd County Government, Keep Rome/Floyd Beautiful and OTR Wheel Engineering are teaming up to offer a “Free Residential Dump Day” in the Shannon community on Saturday, May 30th from 9 am until 2 pm. According to Floyd County Public Works, the event will be held at the Old Mill on East First Street in Shannon. County crews and community service workers will be on site to assist with the unloading of vehicles. Acceptable materials include carpet, lumber, scrap steel, appliances and furniture. Items that will NOT be accepted include household garbage, electronics, paint, liquids, tires and batteries.
The Atlanta Braves were off on Monday and will host the Tampa Bay Rays in a pair of interleague matches over the next couple of nights to open a six game homestand at Turner Field. Mike Foltenywicz is scheduled to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta in tonight’s series opener with the Rays, while Erasmo Ramirez will head to the mound for Tampa Bay. First pitch is set for 7:10 pm. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 5:55 pm.
For the first time in more than 100 days, the year-over-year difference in the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline fell below $1 this past Tuesday (-99 cents), according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that Sunday’s average of $2.70 per gallon represents a new high for 2015. The national average has moved higher by four cents per gallon since last Sunday.