Jesse Williams, a nurse in Floyd Medical Center’s Surgical Specialties unit, has been named Floyd’s 2015 Nurse of the Year, according to a media release from the hospital.
The Rome Braves were edged by the Hagerstown Suns 7-6 in the middle outing of three game series at State Mutual Stadium on Thursday. That series will conclude with a 7 pm game tonight.
Delegates from the Floyd County Republican Party will be in Athens for the Georgia Republican Party’s State Convention over the weekend of May 15th.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College will hold their 2015 Spring Commencement Ceremony this evening at 7 pm at The Forum in downtown Rome. During the ceremony, GNTC will present graduates with degrees, diplomas and certificates for the 2015 spring semester.
The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will open a nine game road trip with a three game series in Washington DC against the Nationals this weekend. Eric Stults is scheduled to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta in tonight’s series opener, while Gio Gonzalez will get the start for Washington. First pitch is set for 7:05 pm at Nationals Park. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 5:50 pm.
A donation from a local business has paved the way for the Floyd County Police Department to purchase body cameras. Scott Logistics Corporation has donated $25,000 to the department which is being used to purchase 62 L-3 Mobile-Vision body cameras.
A number of House Bills sponsored by State Representative Katie Dempsey of Rome have been signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal. The bills were signed during a ceremony held at the State Capitol on Tuesday.
The Atlanta Braves wrapped up a 10-game homestand with a 7-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night at Turner Field. The Braves took two of three from the Phillies, marking their first series win since winning two of three at Toronto on April 17-19.