A Rome sports legend has passed away. JM Culberson died yesterday at the age of 91. He was inducted into the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. Culberson was signed to the New York Giants baseball team and played with minor league affiliates in Jacksonville, Florida and Jersey City, New Jersey before coming back to Rome to play in the textile leagues until they ended. He also served for 20 years as a football official for the Georgia High School Association.
Cancer Navigators will benefit from a Low Country Boil dinner to be hosted by Harvest Moon Cafe this Tuesday (tomorrow) night, May 15th from 5 pm until 9:30 pm at the Moon Roof in downtown Rome during Cancer Navigators Night. The after work event will feature the music of Scott Thompson at 6:30 pm.
Former Calhoun High School baseball standout Charlie Culberson made his major league debut yesterday with the San Francisco Giants. He went 1-for-4 in the Giants’ 7-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Atlanta Braves completed a three game sweep of the defending World Champion St. Louis Cardinals yesterday with a 7-4 win at St. Louis’s Busch Stadium.
Those in our area who are tired of major storms and were just hoping for a nice, soaking rain to hydrate the land got their wish this past weekend with steady showers that moved into Northwest Georgia late Saturday night and continued thru Sunday. The National Weather Service reported some 1.31 inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in the Armuchee community from late Saturday night/early Sunday morning thru early this morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms hovers in the forecast thru the first part of this week, with skies expected to turn off mostly sunny by Wednesday.
The Chattooga County American Cancer Society Relay for Life is set for this Friday, May 18th at Dowdy Park in Summerville, beginning at 6 pm. Teams from around the county will be at the event, raising money for Chattooga County cancer patients thru a variety of means such as sales of foods, shirts and cakes and playing games. The Cancer Survivor Lap is set for 6 pm. The “Caregiver” Lap will follow the Survivor Lap. Cancer survivors are asked to be at the park by 5 pm to get your t-shirt provided by the American Cancer Society.
The Rome Braves’ series closer against the Asheville Tourists scheduled for yesterday at State Mutual Stadium has been postponed due to rain. It will be made up as part of a double header on Thursday, May 24th at 5 pm.
Rome’s Downtown Development Authority is currently working with the Fanning Institute of the University of Georgia to develop a new master plan for the expansion and development of downtown Rome. The comprehensive study includes a town hall meeting that was held in conjunction with the City of Rome on Tuesday night, along with stakeholder interviews, intercept interviews and an overall evaluation of all aspects of downtown Rome.