Georgia Northwestern Technical College will hold their 2012 Spring Commencement Ceremony this evening at 7 pm at the Forum in downtown Rome. The guest speaker will be Mary E. “Lisa” Eason, Assistant Commissioner of Administration for the Technical College System of Georgia.
The Rome TEA Party will host a Floyd County Commissioners Candidate Forum tonight from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm at the Charles Parker Senior Center on the Kingston Highway in Rome. All County Commission candidates that qualified by last Friday’s deadline have been invited. The seven candidates that have announced their plans to attend the Forum include Irwin Bagwell, Garry Fricks, Jerry Lee, Larry Maxey, Nathan Roberts, Roger Wade and Rhonda Wallace.
The Rome Braves dropped both games of a double header to the Kannapolis Intimidators yesterday, 5-4 and 10-5, allowing the Intimidators to complete a three game sweep of the Braves in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The teams played an early Education Day twin bill to make up a game that was rained out on Tuesday night.
Rock Fest is coming to the Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville on June 9th and 10th. A social media event is being held as a preview to Rock Fest, according to marketing director Joe Schulman. Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Some 16 people will be chosen to get a sneak preview on Rock Fest.
One of Rome’s great civic leaders has passed away. Wesley Johnson died at a local hospital on Tuesday night at the age of 85. A celebration of his life is planned for this Friday at 11 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Rome, with interment to follow in the Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends this evening from 5 pm until 8 pm at the Daniel’s Funeral Home.
The Atlanta Braves picked up their second win in a row over the St. Louis Cardinals 10-7 last night at Turner Field.
Floyd Medical Center had a $504.6 million impact on the local economy in 2010, according to a report released recently by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade group.
The next installment in the 2012 First Friday concert series is coming up this Friday, June 1st. The Infinity Show Band will entertain those in attendance at the concert, which will get underway at 7 pm at Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome. Infinity Show Band plays a variety of music, from Motown to rhythm and blues and contemporary. In the event of rain, the June First Friday concert will be moved to the Rome City Auditorium.