The Rome Braves’ series opener with the Augusta Greenjackets scheduled for last night in Augusta has been postponed due unplayable field conditions because of heavy, persistent rain in the area. The game will be made up as part of a double header this evening at 5:05 pm, which will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. JB Smith will go on the air with the pre-game show live from Augusta’s Lake Olmstead Stadium around 4:50 pm.
The Rome Braves currently have a 17-46 record so far for the 2012 season (which will soon reach the mid-way point). The Braves are still in last place of the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League, 26 and a half games behind the division-leading Asheville Tourists. The Braves’ series in Augusta will continue thru tomorrow. They’ll return to Rome for a four game series with the Savannah Sand Gnats this Thursday thru Sunday. Then, it will be time for the 2012 South Atlantic League All Star break.
The first round of the Burgett H. Mooney Jr. Rome Classic golf tournament tees off today at the Coosa Country Club in Rome. It continues thru Thursday. The Junior-Am was held yesterday.
The elderly Floyd County couple for whom a Mattie’s Call was issued over the weekend has been found. Virgil and Marie Haney were both found around 8 am this morning in Alabama; Mrs. Haney, age 83, was found in Cullman County, and 90-year-old Mr. Haney was found in Jefferson County. Ojilvia Lom, an investigator with the Floyd County Police Department, says that the Haneys are both ok and that the family is currently making arrangements for reuniting with the pair. Virgil and Marie Haney had been missing since Saturday. A Mattie’s Call, which is a statewide alert for missing elderly or disabled persons, was issued upon their disappearance.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow. They’ll gather 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. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the New York Yankees 3-0 last night in the opening game of an interleague series between the teams at Turner Field. Braves starter Randall Delgado was tagged with the loss; he gave up five hits and three runs in five innings of work. And the Braves’ offense was unable to back him up with any runs.
The NBA Finals will kick off this evening. The Oklahoma City Thunder will go head to head with the Miami Heat in the best-of-seven series. Game one is set for tonight at 9 pm in Oklahoma City.
A Mattie’s Call has been issued for a Floyd County couple that has been missing since Saturday night. Virgil and Marie Haney have not been heard from since 11 pm that night. They departed that morning in their white 2000 Lincoln Towncar for Dawsonville. A family member last heard from them at 11 pm on Saturday night; they’ve not been seen or heard from since. A Mattie’s Call, which is a statewide alert for missing elderly or disabled persons, has been issued for the couple. Virgil is 90 years old and Marie is 83 years old. A Facebok page has been established to help spread the alert. Anyone with information is asked to call the Floyd County Police Department at (706) 235-7766.
It was a rainy end to the weekend and a rainy start to the work week for Northwest Georgians. The National Weather Service reported some .65 inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in the Armuchee community from early Sunday morning thru early this morning. A 100 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is in the forecast for today. Rain is expected to continue for the next couple of days and clear off by the middle of the week.