The Atlanta Braves lost to the New York Yankees 3-2 last night in the series closer between the teams at Turner Field, allowing the Yankees to complete a three game sweep of the Braves.
The Burgett H. Mooney Jr. Rome Classic golf tournament continued yesterday at the Coosa Country Club in Rome. Jared Bettcher of Auburn, Alabama topped the boy’s leaderboard in second round action, while Madison Lellyo of Windermere, Florida led the girl’s division. The tournament concludes today.
The Floyd County Republican Women hosted a GOP Candidates Debate Forum last night at the Charles Parker Senior Center on the Kingston Road in Rome.
Elaine Watson, president of the Floyd County Republican Women, says that her organization is of a political and service oriented nature. She indicates that more events will be held this election year to allow for a more informed voting public.
The Tiger Flight Foundation Flight Team will provide a Missing Man Flight for Rome’s Iraq Veterans Parade this Saturday, June 16th. The parade will be held in downtown Rome beginning at 11 am. The Missing Man flyover will signal the start of the parade. It will be followed by a second flyover by a Naval Air unit.
Game two of the NBA Finals is set for tonight. The Oklahoma City Thunder will host the Miami Heat in the 9 pm match up. The Thunder won game one on Tuesday night in Oklahoma City.
ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION TO FEATURE PATRIOTIC MUSIC FROM EIGHTH REGIMENT BAND, ROME SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Rome and Floyd County’s annual 4th of July Celebration at Ridge Ferry Park this year will feature traditional patriotic music from Eighth Regiment Band of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry and the Rome Symphony Orchestra. The event is being sponsored by the Harbin Clinic and the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority. Gates will open at 6 pm, with the first concert set for 7 pm. Fireworks will follow the Symphony concert, around 9:30 pm.
Paradise Garden, the garden and studio of the late American folk artist Howard Finster in Chattooga County, is set for restoration and transformation into a destination for tourists and focus of pride for local residents, thanks in part to a $445,000 grant from ArtPlace that was announced yesterday.
The Rome Braves split a double header with the Augusta Greenjackets last night to open up a brief three game series in Augusta. The Greenjackets won game one 5-1, while the Braves took the victory in the nightcap 4-3.
In game one, Augusta starting pitcher Clayton Blackburn got the win, while Braves starter David Filak was tagged with the loss. Rome’s Ryan Weber got the win and John Cornely got the save in game two, while Christopher Marlowe took the loss for Augusta.