The Rome Tennis Academy kicked off classes for all ages on Monday. The academy is a new organization headquartered at the Rome Tennis Center with a mission to promote the growth of tennis in Rome, according to an RTA media release. Programs are available for every level of player, from beginner to advanced.
The Floyd County Republican Party has secured a location for their first annual Ronald Reagan Dinner. The event is set for Thursday, May 15th at 7 pm the Coosa Country Club. A VIP Reception will precede the dinner at 6 pm.
A chill covers the Greater Rome area as we begin this work week. A Freeze Warning issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 10 am this morning. Sunny skies have been forecast for today with highs reaching about 60. A slight chance of rain – 20 percent – is on tap for tonight with a low around 35. Sunny skies are back in the forecast for Tuesday with a high of 55. Tuesday night’s low is anticipated to dip down into the upper 20s, with mostly clear skies.
The Atlanta Braves posted a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets in Spring Training action yesterday in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Freddy Garcia, who is vying for a spot on Atlanta’s Opening Day roster, allowed just one run and two hits in five and a third innings of work. Justin Upton contributed to the Braves’ win with a solo home run in the sixth.
Gas prices remain at their highest level since September, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which indicates that the spike in gas prices is due in part to tightened ethanol supplies, geopolitical tension and typical spring factors.
Are you good at telling tall tales? Are you easily sucked into a tall tale? Then mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 1st – April Fool’s Day – for the 238th annual Big Fibbers Contest. The event is set for 7 pm at the Rome Civic Center and is being co-hosted by the Seven Hills Tellers and the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Toronto Raptors 96-86 in a Sunday afternoon outing up in Toronto, Canada. DeMarre Carroll and Paul Millsap each scored 17 points for the Hawks, while Jeff Teague added 16 points.