Summer time has and will continue to bring hot temperatures to our area. With the extreme heat, it’s important to take care of ourselves and those around us. And it’s important to know when to get help if the heat gets to be too much for an individual. Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says there are certain signs that indicate when it’s time to get medical assistance. Those include the inability to keep fluids down, strange behavior, chest pains and/or shortness of breath and the more extreme symptom of unconsciousness.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 yesterday afternoon to complete a three game sweep of the Phillies over the weekend in Philadelphia. That was the Braves’ first sweep of the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park since 2007.
The second annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge is set for Saturday, August 18th at 7 pm at the Rome City Auditorium. The event is a fund raiser for the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia. SAC Executive Director Kim Davis indicates that it will be a gala affair. She says that there will be a pre-event party at the DeSoto Theatre at 5:15 pm which is open to all ticket holders. The party will feature refreshments and a silent auction. Doors open for the show at 6 pm.
If you’re looking for a little relief from the summer heat, don’t make plans to go to the Northside Swim Center today. The center will be closed as the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority is in the process of repairing the broken motor on the pool pump. The center was closed yesterday as well and will reopen tomorrow for normal Saturday hours of 11 am until 5 pm.
The Rome Braves fell to the Greenville Drive 12-3 yesterday in the series closer between the teams in Greenville, South Carolina. Ryan Weber was tagged with the loss for the Braves, while Jason Garcia got the win for the Drive. One highlight of the game for the Braves was a solo home run from William Beckwith in the top of the eighth inning.
Get ready do some dancing in the streets at the July First Friday concert, which is set for tonight at 7 pm at Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome.
This month’s concert will feature the music of the Ben Deignan Band. Amanda Carter with the Rome Downtown Development Authority says Deignan has a ‘cool’ sound. She says that he has been compared to popular acts such as Jason Mraz, Maroon Five and John Mayer.
Storms moved thru Rome and Floyd County last night and left more than 5,000 without power, downed trees and a few damaged homes. Quarter-sized hail fell in some areas. The National Weather Service reported .63 inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Armuchee overnight. A chance of thunderstorms remains in the forecast thru early next week.
The Rome Braves game against the Greenville Drive scheduled for last night in Greenville, South Carolina has been postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a double header today. The first of the two seven inning games will get underway at 5:05 pm. Catch all the action of both games on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. Rome Braves radio voice JB Smith will go on the air with the pre-game show shortly before game one.