The Atlanta Braves have acquired third baseman Juan Uribe in a six-player trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Braves also received pitcher Chris Withrow in the trade, which sent infielder Alberto Callaspo, pitchers Eric Stults and Ian Thomas, and minor league pitcher Juan Jaime to LA.
The Rome City Commission has denied a rezoning request that would pave the way for a new Wendy’s restaurant on Cooper Drive, according to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune. The request was hotly opposed by numerous local residents, including a contingent from nearby St. Mary’s School. It had previously been approved by the Rome Floyd County Planning Commission.
The Summer Reading Program of the Rome Floyd County Library for 2015 is officially underway. The program, which began on Tuesday, is intended to encourage youngsters from birth through high school to read. It will continue through July 16th. The portion for children is entitled “Every Hero Has a Story”, while “Unmasked” is geared towards teenagers. Participants will be awarded prizes for how much they read. For more information, visit the Rome Floyd County Library’s website at www.rome.shrls.org.
The Atlanta Hawks’ season has drawn to a close with a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-88 on Tuesday night in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals at Cleveland. The Cavs swept the series to punch their ticket to the NBA Finals. It will be the fifth straight trip to the Finals for LeBron James.
The Rome Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Charleston Riverdogs with a 3-2 victory on Wednesday in Charleston, South Carolina. The Braves will be in Hickory, North Carolina tonight to take on the Crawdads at 7 pm.
A celebration of the life and work of late folk artist Howard Finster (and folk art in general) will take place at Finster Fest 2015 this weekend in Chattooga County. The event will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 10 am until 6 pm and on Sunday, May 31st from 12 pm until 6 pm at Dowdy Park in Summerville. It will feature works from over 70 vendors and live music, along with shuttle service to Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden in the Pennville community, according to Jordan Poole, Executive Director of the Paradise Garden Foundation.
The Atlanta Braves were blanked by the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-0 in the middle outing of a three game series in LA on Tuesday night.