ROME AREA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR CELEBRATION OF FORMER FIRST LADY ELLEN AXSON WILSON
The Rome Area Council for the Arts has announced an upcoming year-long celebration of the life and work of former First Lady and Rome native, Ellen Axson Wilson. The celebration will begin this summer. The capstone event will be an exhibition of her original oil paintings on loan from the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, DC, plus several local pieces. The exhibit, entitled The Art of First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson, will be on display from July through October at the Martha Berry Museum at Oak Hill.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 last night in a rather wild game one of a four game set at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park.
The Atlanta Hawks were edged by the Charlotte Bobcats 95-93 in NBA action last night at the Philips Arena. A buzzer beater from Chris Douglas-Roberts gave the Bobcats the victory.
A little more than a month remains until the May 20th primary election in Georgia. Republicans and Democrats will choose their candidates for Governor and US Senate and for a number of local posts.
Rainy conditions to start the week will be followed by colder temperatures today, according to the National Weather Service. A light rain during the early part of the day will give way to clearing skies, though highs will only be around 54 today. Tonight’s low will be around 30. A Freeze Warning is slated to take effect at midnight tonight and remain in effect until 9 am tomorrow morning. In addition, a Wind Advisory has been issued for today from 8 am until 10 pm.
The Rome Braves were obliterated by the Lexington Legends 17-0 last night in the opener of a three game series at State Mutual Stadium, marking their fifth straight loss at home.
The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline rose for the 20th consecutive day on Sunday, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, who states that the current price of $3.64 is the highest since July.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. On tonight’s agenda – John Bennett’s final State of the City address as City Manager. Bennett is slated to retire after 30 years in that position at the end of June.