The Chic-Fil-A Dwarf House on Shorter Avenue hosted a Spirit Night to raise funds for the Friends of Mike Patterson Trust last night. Patterson is the 43-year old father who severed his spinal cord after diving into Euharlee Creek in Rockmart to rescue a drowning child on June 8th. He died on June 28th.
US Representative Tom Graves will host an open house at his Rome district office next Monday, July 15th from 3:30 pm until 5:30 pm. The office is located at 600 East First Street, Suite 301. According to a release from Graves’ office, constituents from across the 14th Congressional District are invited, and Representative Graves will be present to meet and greet attendees.
The Atlanta Braves topped the Miami Marlins 7-1 in 14 innings last night to open a three game series in Miami, Florida.
The Rome Braves were off yesterday and were carried by airplane to a place far, far away – Lakewood, New Jersey, where they’ll open up a three game series with the Blueclaws tonight. That series will continue thru Thursday night and will be followed by four games in Hagerstown, Maryland against the Suns. First pitch of tonight’s series opener against the Blueclaws is set for 7:05 pm at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, NJ. Coverage will be provided by Rome Braves radio voice Ben Poplin on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville seeks to raise awareness of dinosaur safety during Dinosaur Awareness Week, which got underway yesterday and continues thru Friday. Marketing director Joe Schulman says that activities have been planned to educate the public about dinosaurs all week long.
Stacie Davis has been named IT Business Analyst with Floyd Medical Center, according to an FMC media release. Davis has held a variety of roles in her 10 years at Floyd, including health careers education coordinator, service improvement coordinator, hospice physician liaison, physician recruitment coordinator and physician liaison for Centers of Excellence at Floyd.
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann has been named National League Co-Player of the Week, along with Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey.
The July Fourth holiday travel period resulted in 10 fatalities on the state’s roads, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.