Jacob Travis is returning to his alma mater of Model High School to serve as the school’s head boys basketball coach. He is replacing Andy Akin, who recently stepped down from the position. Travis, a former basketball star at Model, has most recently served as head coach at Adairsville. His father, Milt, is a notable former Model coach.
The Rome Braves were off yesterday and get back into action tonight with a six game home stand at State Mutual Stadium that will continue thru Sunday and will bring to the Greenville Drive and the Augusta Greenjackets to town, each for three games. Game one against the Drive is set for tonight at 7 pm and will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. Rome Braves radio voice JB Smith will go on the air with the pre-game show at 6:45 pm.
The Atlanta Braves were off yesterday and return to action in their current road trip with three games against the Miami Marlins in Miami, Florida tonight thru Thursday night. Tim Hudson is scheduled to be the starting pitcher for the Braves tonight. First pitch is set for 7:10 pm at Miami’s new Marlins Park. 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 5:55 pm from the Atlanta Braves radio network.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll meet in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Commissioners are expected to decide tonight whether or not they will uphold the recommendation from Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission for three-day suspensions of four stores caught selling to minors during a recent undercover operation by Rome police. Those stores include Tazo Food Mart, Coastal Food Mart, Kroger and Super Food Market. Take a look at the Rome City Commission’s full agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Romans awoke to a wet start to this work week. The National Weather Service predicts a 90 percent chance of occasional showers and thunderstorms, mostly before 2 pm. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible. Highs will be around 85. Tonight’s forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and lows around 65. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms are predicted by the NWS for tonight. A slight chance of showers hovers in the forecast for the early part of the week, which is expected to give way to sunshine by the end of the week.