The end of June is typically a time of change for the Rome Exchange Club, as well as for the National Exchange Club. The local organization was paid a visit by national President-Elect Don Wright on Friday. Wright, who resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, says he wants to foster a culture of community service.
The Atlanta Braves took a 7-4 victory from the Milwaukee Brewers in the finale of a three game weekend series yesterday afternoon at Milwaukee’s Miller Park.
Today is the first day of summer! It is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. The days will begin to get shorter from here out, with the shortest day of the year to fall on the winter solstice (or the first day of winter) in December.
Model High School will be the textbook evaluation site for the Georgia Textbook/Instructional Materials Recommendation Program for the 14th Congressional District, providing area teachers and residents with an opportunity to review textbooks that are being considered for adoption by the state. According to a Floyd County Schools media release, the review period will feature English/language arts, reading and literacy textbooks for all grade levels. The review center will be open Monday, June 24th thru Thursday, June 27th and Monday, July 8th thru Thursday, July 11th. It will be set up in the Model High cafeteria.
The Rome Braves fell to the Charleston Riverdogs 5-4 in 12 innings in the series finale between the teams yesterday evening at State Mutual Stadium. The Braves scored three runs in the eighth and ninth innings to tie the game up 3-3 and send it into extra innings. The Riverdogs broke the tie with two runs in the top of the 12th. The Braves notched a run in the bottom of the inning, but were unable to get past the Riverdogs.
The Stanley Cup Finals continue tonight as the Boston Bruins host the Chicago Blackhawks in game six at 8 pm. The game will be televised on NBC. The Blackhawks currently lead the best-of-seven series 3-2.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Gretchen Corbin of Rome will take over as commissioner for the Department of Community Affairs. She will leave her position as deputy commissioner at the Department of Economic Development to take her new job. Corbin will replace Commissioner Mike Beatty on August first. Beatty is leaving the position to serve as president and chief executive officer of the nonprofit organization Great Promise Partnership, Inc.
The Miami Heat are once again NBA champions after defeating the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 last night in game seven of the NBA Finals in Miami. This marks the Heat’s second straight year to win the championship. LeBron James was once again named Finals MVP.