Of course, yesterday was Memorial Day, and our nation’s fallen soldiers were honored by folks all around the country and right here in Northwest Georgia. Memorial Day is formerly known as Decoration Day, and it is a holiday that originated after the American Civil War as a day to honor Union soldiers that died in that war. By the 20th century, the observance grew to include soldiers that died in all wars.
Now that school’s out for local students, many parents are wondering how to make sure their kids have nutritious meals over the summer. The US Department of Agriculture is partnering with local communities to serve free meals for children, and the Floyd County Schools are teaming with local churches and organizations to meet the needs of area children.
The Atlanta Braves’ current losing streak extended to eight games yesterday with a Memorial Day loss to the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 in the series opener between the teams at Turner Field.
Graduation time is here for students in the Floyd County School system. All of Floyd County’s high schools will hold their graduation ceremonies at the Forum in downtown Rome. Pepperell will hold theirs first tonight at 7 pm, according to the Forum’s manager, Brent Poplin.
The Rome TEA Party will host a Floyd County Commissioners Candidate Forum this Thursday, May 31st from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm at the Charles Parker Senior Center at 1395 Kingston Highway in Rome. All County Commission candidates that qualified by last Friday’s deadline have been invited. Mike Morton says that all six candidates have confirmed their plans to be in attendance, including Irwin Bagwell, Garry Fricks, Jerry Lee, Larry Maxey, Nathan Roberts and Rhonda Wallace.
The Rome Braves were defeated by the Kannapolis Intimidators 6-4 in a Memorial Day evening game to open up a three game series in Kannapolis, North Carolina (and a seven game road trip).
Though things have been tough lately for the Rome Braves (and the Atlanta Braves, for that matter), there’s reason to remain encouraged. Rome Braves Field Manager Randy Ingle says that his staff is doing what they can to boost their players’ confidence. Ingle was a guest on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome last Friday and said that the team continues to work hard and are not giving up at all! Recent wins, such as the sweep of Augusta last week at State Mutual Stadium, have helped to boost the team’s confidence.
The deadline for candidates to qualify for races in the July 31st primary election is today.