The Rome Braves beat the Lakewood BlueClaws 5-3 in a rain delayed affair yesterday afternoon to wrap up a four game series between the teams (and a seven game homestand) at State Mutual Stadium.
Child Abuse Prevention Month might have been observed nationally three months ago, but child abuse prevention is the mission of the Exchange Club Family Resource Center all year long.
Here’s a reminder that the Cedartown Polk County Hospital Authority will break ground today on a new 25-bed hospital. Upon completion, the 73,000 square foot facility will replace the current Polk Medical Center, originally built in 1944.
The Atlanta Braves topped the New York Mets 2-1 in the opener of a four game series at New York’s Citi Field last night.
Plans have been announced for the 19th annual Dog Days Lunar Bike Ride. The event will be held at a new location this year. It’s set for Friday, August 9th at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome. It will feature a one-mile loop ride around the airport terminal and hangars.
A woman that was injured in a July 14th wreck at Georgia 140 and US 27 died over the weekend, and charges are expected to be filed against the driver of a tractor-trailer involved in the incident. Barbara J. Fowler, age 74 and of Armuchee, died late Sunday night due to her injuries. Police are now in search of 55-year-old Jackie Johnson of Clinton, South Carolina, whose tractor-trailer collided with Fowler’s Mercury Grand Marquis in the July 14th collision. A second degree vehicular homicide charge is expected to be filed against Johnson.
Harbin Clinic Cardiology Centers of Rome and Cartersville recently received a three-year term Echocardiography accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in the areas of Adult Transthoracic and Adult Stress, according to a Harbin media release.
The Rome City Commission is slated to meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Commissioners are expected to adopt a resolution to set the 2013 tax rate this evening. A public hearing will take place before commissioners vote on the matter. Take a look at the Rome City Commission’s full agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.