Longtime University of Georgia broadcaster Loran Smith was the guest speaker for the Rome Rotary Club yesterday. During his visit to Rome, he stopped by the studios of WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge. He told Matt Davis that in spite of losing many good players that have graduated, he expects good things for the Georgia football team in the 2013 season.
The Rome Braves fell (hard) to the Asheville Tourists 17-7 last night in the closer of a four game series in Asheville, North Carolina.
The 2013 SPLOST Committee is scheduled to meet this evening. They’ll gather at 5:30 pm in the Training Room of the Emergency Operations Center located at 409 East 12th Street in Rome. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss some of the 43 projects proposed for inclusion into the 2013 SPLOST. The group will get together each Thursday during the month of June to make its way through the list. Each meeting is expected to last three hours.
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 saw a five game winning streak come to an end in Los Angeles last night as they were shut out by the Dodgers 5-0 in the opener of a four game series at Dodger Stadium. It was the Braves’ first loss to the Dodgers this season.
The NBA Finals are officially underway! The San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 92-88 in game one last night in Miami. Game two is set for Sunday.
Wrestling fans will flock to The Forum in downtown Rome tomorrow night as the TNA Impact Wrestling World Tour comes to town. The show is set for 7:30 pm.
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.