The Forum in downtown Rome is serving as a site for the summer feeding program offered by the Floyd County Schools and the US Department of Agriculture this summer. Forum manager Brent Poplin invites area residents to bring their youngsters to the Town Green next to the Forum for a nutritious and delicious lunch.
Pepperell Primary School third-grade teacher Ryan Mathis has been selected to participate on a review team to develop the assessments for the new Common Core curriculum being implemented by states across the country. According to a Floyd County Schools media release, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC) is assembling representatives from participating states to develop the assessments. Mathis will participate on the PARCC Bias and Sensitivity Content Review Committee for English/language arts literacy. This particular committee’s duties include determining whether the subject matter, presentation, and language used in PARCC test items and tasks are free of potential bias and acceptable to participating state students, parents and other community members. It will convene for a total of three in-person and two virtual meetings during the remaining years of the PARCC grant, which extends thru September 2014. The first meeting of the group is set to be held in November.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 last night at Turner Field. Both Jason Heyward and Chipper Jones homered in last night’s game.
Heyward hit a solo shot in the bottom of the first inning.
Chipper Jones hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth. It was his sixth of the season and the 460th of his career.
The heat is on for much of the country, and it certainly is here in Northwest Georgia. Highs today are expected to be near 100 degrees and skies will be sunny, according to the National Weather Service. Highs will remain at or around 100 for the next few days.
Police continue their investigation into the death of a two-year-old girl earlier this week at a home at the intersection of Reeceburg Road and Booze Mountain Road. Kailee Marie Parker was pronounced dead around 2:30 pm on Monday afternoon at Floyd Medical Center’s ER. Family members believed she was having a seizure and sought the help of a neighbor, who attempted unsuccessfully to perform CPR on the girl. An autopsy has been performed by Georgia Bureau of Investigation for which results are expected to be released today.
The Rome Braves lost to the Greenville Drive 6-1 last night in game three of a four game series between the teams at State Mutual Stadium.
Rome’s Stonebridge Golf Course received quite an honor recently as they were included in Golf Digest magazine’s list of Top Golf, $55 or Less. The list is featured in the July edition of Golf Digest.