The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Mid-Year Celebration for Education this evening. The event, which is themed “All Aboard the Grad Train”, is set for 5:30 pm in the conference center at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Floyd County campus. Tickets are $25 or $150 for a table of six. Proceeds will benefit Communities in Schools, STAR Student and Teacher Awards, and the GOAL Award for Technical College Student Excellence. Get more information by calling the Chamber at (706) 291-7663 or by visiting www.romega.com.
The Atlanta Braves blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 yesterday afternoon, allowing the Braves to complete a three game sweep of the Pirates at Turner Field.
The NBA Finals get underway tonight. The Miami Heat will host the San Antonio Spurs in game one at 8 pm. Television coverage will be provided by ABC.
A ribbon cutting was held yesterday by the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce for Apollo Marketing, a certified testing lab recently opened at 17 Yale Street in Rome.
Today marks the anniversary of D Day. During the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, Allied forces landed in Normandy on the northern coast of France. The operation took months of planning and eventually led to the end of German occupation of Europe during World War Two.
The Rome Braves beat the Asheville Tourists 7-4 in a game that was shortened to just under six innings by rain in Asheville, North Carolina last night.
Late folk artist Howard Finster will be celebrated this weekend at Finster Fest 2013 to be held at Dowdy Park in Summerville.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College has announced that it has been awarded $5,000 by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation that will be used by the college to further their literacy and basic education outreach efforts.