The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow. They’ll meet in a caucus session at noon, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Keep up with Floyd County and Rome City meetings and agendas online at www.romefloyd.com.
The extensive history of the Noble Family and their time in Rome will be the focus of the Civil War Symposium this Thursday, April 12th at 6:30 pm in the Coosa Room of the Rome Floyd County Library. Local architect Robert Noble will present the history of his family, according to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau. Noble is a native Roman and a great great grandson of John Noble. He is an architect whose offices are located on South Broad directly across the river from where the historical Noble Foundry stood during the Civil War. The Noble Foundry played a significant role in the war with the production of famed Noble Cannons. The foundry also manufactured “The Yonah”, a player in the Great Locomotive Chase that took place on April 12, 1862.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Rome Exchange Club and it’s Family Resource Center seeks to reduce cases of child abuse in this area through education of families and local residents. One of the ways in which they are doing that is through Blue Mondays. Club members urge the public to join them on Mondays in April in wearing blue to raise awareness of child abuse prevention, according to Child Abuse Prevention Month Chair Robert Smyth.
The start of the 2012 season has been rough for the Atlanta Braves as the New York Mets completed a three game sweep of the Braves over the weekend at Citi Field in New York, but think positive – it is still very early in the season!
It’s been a bit of a rough start to the 2012 season for the Rome Braves, as well. The Rome squad is now 0-3 so far after losing to the Charleston Riverdogs 1-0 in the series closer between the teams at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park in Charleston, South Carolina yesterday evening. The Rome Braves continue their season opening road trip with a stop in Savannah for a three game series with the Sand Gnats tonight thru Wednesday night. First pitch of tonight’s game is set for 7:05 pm at Savannah’s Grayson Stadium. JB Smith will bring you the story of the game on 95.7 FM The Ridge (and online at www.theridge957.com) and will go on the air with the pre-game show at 6:45 pm.