And it’s going to be a busy weekend in Rome, Georgia with the Clocktower Classic handcycling race! The race is set for today, tomorrow and Sunday. It will be highlighted by the downtown criterium tomorrow, with a plethora of activities surrounding it, including the Playtona 500 race and the third annual Streets Alive festival. The Clocktower Classic begins today with a 36-mile race that will start 10 am at the Rocky Mountain Recreation Area on Big Texas Valley Road.
The Atlanta Braves took an 11-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays last night in the closer of a two game set at Turner Field and of a four game series between the teams that kicked off earlier this week in Toronto.
The Rome Little Theatre will open its production of Shakespeare in Hollywood on stage at the historic DeSoto Theatre tomorrow night. The show will run for the next two weekends. On the night of the Saturday, June 8th show, the Theatre will pay tribute to an old friend. That will be a “Night for Debby”. Debby Brown passed away on May 21st at the age of 60. The RLT seeks to honor Debby for her service to the theatre and to Rome’s arts community, according to Shakespeare in Hollywood’s producer, Neal Brackett.
The Rome Braves beat the Hickory Crawdads 8-7 in the opener of a four game series between the teams last night at State Mutual Stadium. The Braves took a 3-0 lead in the first couple of innings, but gave up seven runs to the Crawdads in the fifth and sixth innings. Rome came charging back with two runs in the sixth and three in the seventh to ultimately end up with the victory.
Shorter University has announced that Lane Pace has been named its new golf coach. Pace comes to Shorter from California Baptist, where he served as head men’s and women’s golf coach. He will serve in the same capacity at Shorter.
Unity Christian School has announced plans for capital improvements to its campus at 2960 New Calhoun Highway in Rome.
The Rome Braves got a little help from a major leaguer in their 3-0 shut out of the Charleston Riverdogs yesterday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium. Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy was in town for a major league rehab stint. He pitched five scoreless innings for Rome, giving up only three hits.