A pair of work release inmates are now back in jail. Jon Taylor McGee and James Caleb Reddish, both age 23 and of Cedartown, were captured on Monday morning. Reddish had reportedly failed to return to the Floyd County Work Release Center after being released on a work pass. McGee left the job to which he was assigned on Monday without permission. Each has been terminated from the work release program.
The impending closure of Midway Primary School will be among the topics of discussion at today’s meeting of the Floyd County Board of Education. The announcement was made late last week that the school will close after the next school year. Students from Midway will attend either Pepperell Primary or McHenry Primary starting with the 2015-2016 school year.
The Rome Braves beat the Augusta Greenjackets 6-5 in the opener of a three game series last night at Augusta’s Lake Olmstead Stadium.
The life and works of late folk artist Howard Finster were celebrated over the weekend with the annual Finster Fest in Summerville. Festivities took place on Saturday and Sunday at Dowdy Park and included works from more than 50 artists from around the region, entertainment, food and tours of Finster’s Paradise Garden.
ROME FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH CONTINUE MISSION OF BUILDING STRONGER FAMILIES INTO THE SUMMER MONTHS
Building stronger families and healthier (and safer) children. That’s the goal of the Rome Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth. The local nonprofit offers grants to support activities and initiatives intended to encourage the health and well being of local children and families. Executive Director Carol Willis says that the major focus of their grants these days are geared towards keeping children busy over the summer.
The Atlanta Braves had the night off last night and will return to action with a brief two game series against the Seattle Mariners tonight and tomorrow at Turner Field. Gavin Floyd is slated to serve as Atlanta’s starting pitcher in tonight’s series opener. 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 is 5:55 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
AAA, The Auto Club Group, has reported that gas prices in the southeast made modest declines last week, and the drop in the price at the pump is likely to continue in the near future.
School’s out, but local students will still have access to good meals over the summer months. The US Department of Agriculture is working with local communities to serve free meals to children, and the Floyd County School system is teaming up with local churches and other organizations to provide those meals locally.