Local historian Kenneth Studdard will present a Civil War Symposium this Thursday, August 16th to the general public, according to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Rain delayed the Atlanta Braves’ series opener with the San Diego Padres at by nearly a half an hour last night, and the Padres ended up raining on the Braves’ parade as the Padres beat the Braves 4-1 at Turner Field.
Darlington School has announced that after 18 years as assistant coach, Tim Garrett will replace Jim Van Es as head coach of the boys’ varsity basketball team. Garrett teaches science at the Upper School.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. Commissioners will gather in a caucus session at 4:30 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall in downtown Rome. A public safety radio presentation is scheduled to be made by Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock at tonight’s meeting. The emergency communications system is a 2009 SPLOST project.
The Rome Braves got back to their winning ways and ended a five game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Greenville Drive last night in the opener of a three game series in Greenville, South Carolina.
ATLANTA FALCONS FANS CHEER FOR THE FALCONS TO ‘RISE UP’ THIS THURSDAY NIGHT IN NFL PRE-SEASON ACTION VS. CINCINNATI BENGALS AT GEORGIA DOME
Football fever is rising, and Atlanta Falcons fans are hoping that the Falcons will ‘rise up’ to claim their first NFL pre-season victory of the year this Thursday night as they host the Cincinnati Bengals at the Georgia Dome. Kick off is set for 8 pm.
School’s back in session for most area schools and will be soon for those who have not yet returned to class. School traffic can pose a threat to the safety of children. Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, advises motorists to use caution in school zones. He says that kids are excited about being back at school and may not be paying attention to what’s going on around them.
The Floyd County Commission will meet tomorrow. They’ll convene in a caucus session at noon, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Two new commissioners join the board for tomorrow’s meeting as Rhonda Wallace and Larry Maxey took their Oath of Office last week. Wallace and Maxey were chosen in the July 31st primary election to fill the unexpired terms of Chad Whitefield and Eddie Lumsden.