A new home is being constructed for the Arias family, whose father and husband was lost in a construction accident in September 2013. The home is located at 2386 Old Bluff Road. Construction has been spearheaded by an organization called The Sparkle Box Project. Members of the Floyd County Commission are helping out with the project by constructing furniture for the Arias family’s new home. A dedication ceremony for the home has been set for May 17th, according to the project’s Facebook page.
Georgia Highlands College will hold its Commencement on Thursday, May 15th at The Forum in downtown Rome. The nursing pinning ceremony is set for 2 pm, with the graduation commencement to be held at 7 pm. Dr. Catherine King, retiring Professor of Physical Education, has been selected by faculty to serve as the mace bearer and will be honored for her many years of service that she has given to GHC.
The Atlanta Braves ended their seven-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals last night at Turner Field.
Attention, all stargazers and sky watching enthusiasts! This Saturday, May 10th is National Astronomy Day. In honor of that, the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville has scheduled a host of events for the day. Activities will be held from 10 am until 10 pm and will include solar viewing during the day and stargazing at night in the museum’s Observatory, a meet and greet with NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors and kids activities, according to the museum’s marketing director, Shelly Redd.
Governor Nathan Deal announced on Tuesday that Georgia has been named the number one most competitive state in the nation Site Selection magazine.
The Rome Braves were off last night and will return to their home field at State Mutual Stadium tonight to open a seven game homestand that will include a three-game set with the Charleston Riverdogs and four games with the Asheville Tourists. First pitch of tonight’s series opener against the Riverdogs is set for 7 pm. Coverage of the game will be provided on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. Ben Poplin will bring you the play by play story and will go on air with the pre-game show at 6:45 pm.
ROME TOURISM BRANCH URGES LOCALS TO ‘BE A VISITOR IN YOUR OWN HOMETOWN’ DURING NATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM WEEK
The Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau is encouraging local residents to ‘be a tourist in your own hometown’ during National Travel and Tourism Week, which is being observed this week (May 3rd through 11th).