The Rome Braves snapped a six game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the West Virginia Power on Tuesday night in game two of a three game series at State Mutual Stadium.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety has reported that 17 people lost their lives on Georgia’s roads over this Memorial Day holiday weekend, nearly triple the amount of fatalities on the state’s roads over the 2013 Memorial Day weekend (which totaled six). Of those 17 fatalities, nine were investigated by the Georgia State Patrol. Eight of them were reported by other law enforcement agencies across the state. Fortunately, no fatalities were reported in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia.
The Summer Reading Program at the Rome-Floyd County Library begins today! The free programs, entitled “Fizz Boom Read” and “Spark a Reaction”, are offered to kids from birth to rising 12th graders in an effort to encourage them to read over the summer. The programs will continue through July 17th. For more information about the program, call the Children’s Department of the Rome-Floyd County Library at (706) 236-4408. You can also visit the library’s webpage at www.romelibrary.org.
The Rome City Commission will meet this evening. Their 5 pm caucus session will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Atlanta Braves dropped the opener of a brief two-game series with the Boston Red Sox 8-6 in front of a sell out crowd at Turner Field on Memorial Day. That allowed the defending World Series champion Red Sox to snap a 10 game losing streak.
It was another tough night at the ballpark for the Rome Braves last night as they fell to the West Virginia Power 14-6 in the opener of a three game series at State Mutual Stadium. It marked the Braves’ sixth straight loss.
AAA: 36.1 MILLION AMERICANS TO TRAVEL THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, MARKING A 1.5 PERCENT INCREASE OVER 2013
AAA Travel predicts that 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 1.5 percent increase over last year.