Phillip E. Brown has been named the new principal of Rome High School. The announcement was made during a called meeting of the Rome City School Board on Thursday, according to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune. Brown will replace Tygar Evans, who retired at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Brown most recently worked for the Schlechty Center for Leadership in School Reform in Louisville, Kentucky. He has over 20 years experience as a school administrator.
The Rome Braves fell to the Augusta Greenjackets 3-2 in 12 innings in the opener of a nine game homestand on Thursday night at State Mutual Stadium. The Braves and the Greenjackets will go head to head again tonight at 7 pm.
AAA, The Auto Club Group, predicts that 41.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day, the most since 2007 and a .7 percent increase from the 41.6 million people who traveled last year. The Independence Day holiday travel period is defined by AAA as Wednesday, July 1st through Sunday, July 5th.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Washington Nationals 2-1 in 11 innings on Wednesday night in the middle outing of a three-game set in Washington DC.
The Atlanta Braves were shut out by the Washington Nationals 7-0 on Thursday, allowing the Nationals to complete a three game sweep of the Braves in DC.
The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate stood at 6.8 percent in May, up from 6.4 percent in April but down from 8.2 percent in May 2014.
Harbor House, the Northwest Georgia Child Advocacy Center, Inc. has been awarded re-accreditation by the National Children’s Alliance, following an extensive application and site review process. According to a Harbor House media release, the National Children’s Alliance is the accrediting agency for Children’s Advocacy Centers across the country and awards various levels of accreditation and membership to centers that respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient and put the needs of victims of child abuse first. Accreditation is the highest level of membership with the NCA.
The University of Virginia has won its first ever College World Series title. The Cavaliers beat the defending champion Vanderbilt Commodores 4-2 in game three of the best of three CWS finals to win the series. It marks the first title in baseball for the Atlantic Coast Conference since Wake Forest won it in 1955.