ROME BRAVES TO KICK OFF SEVEN GAME HOME STAND TONIGHT AT SMS, HAWKINS TO RETURN TO ROME AS PART OF HAGERSTOWN SUNS
The Rome Braves had an off day yesterday and get back into action tonight with a seven game home stand that will include four games with the Hagerstown Suns and three with the Kannapolis Intimidators.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow (Tuesday). They’ll meet in a caucus session at 4 pm, followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. A called meeting is set for today at 10:30 am to tackle some items that require votes from all three commissioners currently on the board. Commissioner John Mayes will be out of town and not in attendance at tomorrow’s meeting. The board is normally comprised of five members, but is down to three until a July 31st special election is held. Take a look at commissioners’ agendas online at www.romefloyd.com.
It appears that Rome and Northwest Georgia experienced April weather in March and is now experiencing March weather in April. Highs today are only expected to be in the low 60s. A wind advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for north and central Georgia that will take effect at 11 am today and will remain in effect until 7 pm this evening. A wind advisory means that sustained winds of at least 20 miles per hour or gusts as high as 35 miles per hour are expected. Otherwise, we’ll have mostly sunny skies in Rome today. Skies will be partly cloudy tonight with a low in the mid 30s. Patchy frost is forecasted after 2 am.
The Rome Braves picked up their second victory in a row from the Asheville Tourists 6-1 to close out a four game series at McCormick Field in Asheville, North Carolina yesterday.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 last night in the opening game of a three game series in LA.
The Clocktower Classic handcycling race will be held this weekend in Rome, with one event in Cedartown. The event will bring world-class handcyclists to our community.
This week, April 21-28, is National Infant Immunization Week. Northwest Georgia Public Health officials are using this observation to urge parents to protect infants from vaccine-preventable diseases by vaccinating their children. They’re also using it to celebrate the ten-county public health district’s success in raising up-to-date (UTD) children’s immunization rates to highest in the state, according to the latest State of Georgia Immunization Report.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 yesterday in the series closer between the teams at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, thus keeping the Braves from sweeping the D’backs in the four game series.