The YMCA of Rome and Floyd County officially kicked off its Community Support Campaign yesterday. The goal is $175,000. For more information, call the Y at (706) 232-2468.
The Rome Braves lost to the Greenville Drive 5-2 yesterday afternoon in the teams’ series closer at State Mutual Stadium. The Braves took two out of three games from the Drive in that series.
Today will be a special day for the Atlanta Braves as they honor retired Braves pitching ace John Smoltz. Smoltz will be inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame during a special luncheon today. Then, his jersey number 29 will be retired at a special ceremony on field prior to tonight’s series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays. This weekend is Alumni Weekend for the Braves.
The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department’s search for a missing girl came to an end yesterday as the girl was reportedly found. Macy Ann Hunt, age 14, had been missing since last Friday, June 1st. The girl has been diagnosed as severely bi-polar and off her meds at the time of her disappearance. Officers with the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department says that she was found ‘alive and kicking’ yesterday.
The Floyd County Schools have received a $10,000 grant from the Georgia Power Foundation to go towards an anti-bullying program within the school system, according to a Floyd County Schools media release. Ann Kaiser, manager of the northwest region for Georgia Power, presented the grant to Floyd County Schools Superintendent Dr. Lynn Plunkett.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 8-2 last night in the series closer between the teams in Miami, Florida, allowing the Braves to complete a three game sweep of the Marlins.
The Atlanta Braves have signed Lucas Sims, the Brookwood High School graduate who was their first-round selection in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. The right-handed pitcher reportedly received a $1.65 million signing bonus. Sims is expected to be in attendance at Turner Field tonight as John Smoltz’s jersey number is retired. He will join the Gulf Coast League Braves in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on Tuesday.
Local history buffs and fans of independent films are being urged to support a locally made documentary film entitled Blind Tiger, The Legend of Bell Tree Smith and can do so by attending the Bell Tree Benefit next Thursday evening, June 14th. The event will be held from 6:30 pm until 9 pm at the Rome Area History Museum on Broad Street. It is being sponsored by the museum and the Rome Area Council for the Arts.