Another astronaut is coming to the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville! Clayton C. Anderson is now retired from NASA after 30 years. He accumulated 167 days in space while onboard the International Space Station in 2007 and serving as a Mission Specialist with the Space Shuttle 131 crew in 2010. His book, The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut, tells the story of his adventures in space.
The Georgia Department of Labor’s Rome Career Center is slated to help two companies recruit a total of 65 employees to work at two different plants in Gordon and Polk Counties next week.
Tom Hart has resigned as the Athletic Director of Berry College, effective May 31, 2015, according to a Berry sports release.
Today (Tuesday, June 2nd) is American Red Cross Giving Day, marking the organization’s first 24-hour fundraising event of this kind. On this day, the Northwest Georgia chapter of the Red Cross is asking local residents to set aside time to make a donation online at www.redcross.org, by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS, or by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to contribute $10.
June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Jason Broome, manager of Floyd County Animal Control, says that Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month is observed during this particular month because that is a time in which shelters receive the most cats. Since 2006, Floyd County Animal Shelter has averaged a receipt of at least 400 cats during the month of June.
The Atlanta Braves saw a three-game winning streak come to an end with a loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 in the middle outing of a three game series in Arizona on Tuesday night.
The Rome Braves were crushed by the Lexington Legends 10-2 in game two of a three game series on Tuesday night at State Mutual Stadium. The finale of that series is set for today at 1 pm, after which the Braves will welcome the West Virginia Power to Rome for a four game set.
Troy Brock has high hopes for his time as Chief of the Rome Fire Department. Brock assumed the fire department’s top position at the end of April. He succeeds longtime chief Gordon Henderson.