A Floyd County man was airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center yesterday afternoon following a dirt bike wreck. Tom Bojo was reportedly was moving the bike across his property on Lady Lou Ellis Road in Cave Spring about 4:30 pm when his brakes locked up, causing him to crash. He told his brother, 95.7 FM The Ridge/WLAQ AM 1410′s Jim Bojo, that he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. Tom Bojo sustained injuries to his head and other body parts, though he could be released from the hospital today.
An interesting occurrence is set for this Saturday, June 30th – the Leap Second. An extra second will be added to the clock, according to Tellus Museum marketing director Joe Schulman. He says that Tellus recently held a contest to allow a lucky kid to be the director of the Museum for that ‘Leap Second’.
The Rome Braves lost to the Asheville Tourists 4-1 in the final game of a four game series in Asheville, North Carolina yesterday. The good news is that the Braves picked up three wins over the Tourists to kick off the second half of the 2012 season prior to yesterday’s loss. Not bad for a team that finished the first half of the season in last place of the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League, especially since those wins were taken from the Tourists, who were the division’s first half leader.
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce is speaking out in support of the T-SPLOST referendum that is up for a vote in the July 31st primary election. The Chamber’s Board voted unanimously last month to support the T-SPLOST, which Chamber leaders believe is crucial to the economic success of the community and the state.
Are you making vacation plans? Make sure that the hotel at which you plan to stay is a safe one. Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says that there is a website utilized by the federal government to see which hotels are the safest, in terms of fire safety. He urges travelers to ‘Google’ it. He says it’s a list that federal employees must use when making travel plans. Private citizens can use it, as well. You can find out more at the US Fire Administration website at www.usfa.gov.
The Tri for the Shelter Triathlon was held over the weekend at the Rocky Mountain Recreational Area. The event is estimated to have raised about $5,000 to benefit the William S. Davies Homeless Shelter. Final numbers are expected later this week.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Boston Red Sox 9-4 in the series closer between the teams in Boston yesterday afternoon. Tough loss for Braves starter Mike Minor, who gave up three homers to the Red Sox in yesterday’s game.
Jason Heyward had a mighty good day with a three-hit performance that fell a triple short of the cycle.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has approved Level II status for Georgia Highlands College, paving the way for the institution to begin offering four-year degrees, according to a GHC media release. GHC had already announced that it planned to begin offering a Bachelor of Science curriculum in nursing in 2013 pending SACS and Georgia Board of Nursing approval. The SACS approval means that GHC can officially offer that degree and others if approved by the Board of Regents and SACS.