The Rome Braves ended a six game losing streak with a 10-9 victory over the Lexington Legends in 14 innings last night in the series opener between the teams in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will begin the month of June with a three game series in Washington DC against the Nationals that will kick off tonight and continue thru the weekend. Tonight’s game one is set for 7:05 pm at Nationals Park. Mike Minor is scheduled go to the mound for the Braves, while Stephen Strasburg will get the start for the Nationals. The game will be broadcast on the AM 1410 WLAQ, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for the pre-game show is 5:50 pm from the Atlanta Braves radio network.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College will hold their 2012 Spring Commencement Ceremony this evening at 7 pm at the Forum in downtown Rome. The guest speaker will be Mary E. “Lisa” Eason, Assistant Commissioner of Administration for the Technical College System of Georgia.
One of Rome’s great civic leaders has passed away. Wesley Johnson died at a local hospital on Tuesday night at the age of 85. A celebration of his life is planned for this Friday at 11 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Rome, with interment to follow in the Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends this evening from 5 pm until 8 pm at the Daniel’s Funeral Home.
The Rome TEA Party will host a Floyd County Commissioners Candidate Forum tonight from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm at the Charles Parker Senior Center on the Kingston Highway in Rome. All County Commission candidates that qualified by last Friday’s deadline have been invited. The seven candidates that have announced their plans to attend the Forum include Irwin Bagwell, Garry Fricks, Jerry Lee, Larry Maxey, Nathan Roberts, Roger Wade and Rhonda Wallace.