Teams are currently being recruited the 1st annual Kiwanis Club of Rome Volleyball Showdown. The event is set for Saturday, June 22nd at the Thornton Recreation Center across from Armuchee High School.
The 2013 Summer Reading Program is officially underway at the Rome Floyd County Library. It began yesterday and continues thru July 18th. The program features storytime, puppet shows, movies, and more. For a schedule of events, look for the Summer Reading Program on the library’s website, www.romelibrary.org.
The Atlanta Hawks have named Mike Budenholzer (BEW-den-holzer) as its new head coach. Budenholzer has spent the last 19 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, including the last 17 as an assistant coach. He replaces Larry Drew, who has spent the past three seasons as the Hawks’ head coach.
Officials with Northwest Georgia Public Health are urging the public to protect themselves from West Nile Virus infections over the summer. WNV is a seasonal, mosquito-borne disease in North America that typically flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. Outbreaks occur each summer in the US.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 in 10 innings yesterday afternoon to close out a brief two-game series in Toronto.
The Georgia State Patrol has reported that there were seven total fatalities on the state’s roads over the 78-hour Memorial Day holiday travel period, which got underway on Friday evening at 6 pm and ended at midnight last night. That marks the lowest number of Memorial Day fatalities ever recorded on Georgia’s roads. In totals from the GSP only, there were 490 traffic crashes that resulted in 258 injuries and six fatalities. There were no fatalities reported in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia.
The Floyd County Commission will meet today. Commissioners will gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.