The Atlanta Braves fell to the Miami Marlins 8-4 in the first meeting between the teams for 2012 last night at Turner Field.
The Eighth Regiment Band will team up with members of the Cherokee Artillery this Saturday and Sunday, May 19th and 20th to perform at the reenactment of the Battle of Resaca. It is a part of regional events to commemorate the 150th anniversary (or sesquicentennial) of the Civil War. John Carruth, Director of the Eighth Regiment Band, says that the Battle of Resaca was an important one. It took place in Resaca, which is just outside of Calhoun. Carruth says the Battle of Resaca was the biggest of the Civil War in the state of Georgia, in terms of the number of participants.
The Floyd County Board of Assessors mailed out property assessment notices yesterday. Some 48,000 notices will arrive at local residents’ mail boxes in the coming days. Those with questions can call Floyd County Chief Tax Appraiser Bill McWhorter at (706) 291-5143 for real property or (706) 291-5125 for personal property.
Finally! A win for the Rome Braves! The Rome Braves snapped a 13 game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Augusta Greenjackets last night in Augusta; it was their first win for the month of May.
In a high school baseball playoff update, the Calhoun Yellow Jackets 2012 season has come to an end as they lost to Lovett 6-5 in game 3 of the third-round playoff series between the teams yesterday at Calhoun.
Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal paid a visit to Rome yesterday evening. She was the guest speaker at the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Rome XXIX graduation dinner at Rome’s ECO Center at Ridge Ferry Park. Some 29 local leaders graduated from this year’s Leadership Rome class.
Busy days are ahead for disAbility Link in Rome. The organization will team with Sign Language Interpreters of North Georgia to offer sign language classes at the Goodwill Career Center on Hicks Drive starting this Thursday, May 17th and continuing every Thursday for a seven week period thru June 28th. Fees are $40 for finger spelling and numbers, $70 for basic American Sign Language and $90 for both courses. Those with questions are asked to call disAbility Link’s Interim Executive Director Maia Santamaria at (706) 314-0008, extension 104 or email her at email@example.com.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 last night at Turner Field in the closer of a brief two-game series between the teams.